Kiersten Carr


Excellent, Primary, Intermediate, Anita Ganeri, Mariano Epelbaum, Nonfiction, Vikings, Facts

Document Type

Book Review


This picture book follows the adventures of Olaf Sharpaxe, a the son of the local jarl (earl), as he goes on his first raid as a Viking. Olaf introduces the history and lifestyle of Viking raiders as he prepares and trains in preparation, giving readers a first-hand look at Viking weapons, equipment, and customs, including the life stories of famous Vikings. He and his clan build longships, successfully raid a monastery and capture treasure and prisoners, fight the Scots, participate in Viking funerary rites, and explain the Viking afterlife.