The Vikings And All That
By (author) Allan Burnett; Illustrated by Scoular Anderson
Vikings and All That is a skull-splitting saga about the wild, seafaring warriors who burst into history in the 8th century and looted, plundered, pillaged and burned their way from their native Scandinavia to the British Isles and much of Europe. Packed with fantastic, fun illustrations of everything from the Vikings’ warships to their favourite board games, this is the book that answers all the key questions you might have. If you want sensible answers, packed with historical facts and thoughtful revelations about the Vikings’ civilised side then this is the book for you. But if you want boatloads of bearded, shield-biting maniacs bearing down on defenceless, sandal-wearing villagers, then this is DEFINITELY the book for you!
Allan Burnett is a freelance writer and editor based in Sweden. He has worked as Deputy Editor for the Scottish Standard and as Deputy Foreign Editor for the Sunday Herald. He is the author on a number of bestselling children’s history books, including World War I Tales of Adventure, World War II Tales of Adventure, The Story of Scotland and Invented in Scotland (all Birlinn).Scoular Anderson lives in Dunoon and is one of Scotland’s best-known and best-loved children’s authors and illustrators. He has been published widely by many UK publishers and makes regular appearances at book festivals and children’s events.