You’ve made landfall here, at the place where Canute, the Viking boy, lives. Thor, Woden and Fenrir also reside here, together with many others. With Sun’s help, Canute learns about the Viking tales that these characters inhabit, and how the Vikings used these tales to name the days of our week. For example, Wednesday is Woden’s day. They are all explained in a conversation between between Sun and Canute, which is revealed in this vibrantly illustrated, full-color book, Seven Viking Days. The tales are retold in the context of Viking lifestyle and society, including longships, houses with sod roofs, and the sauna. Children fall in love with this gorgeous, unique and entertaining book. Their parents and grandparents adore it.
On this website, you will discover
- cool stuff with a Seven Viking Days theme, such as mugs for each day of the week, posters, T-shirts, prints and puzzles of the original artwork
- Seven Viking Days contests
- fundraising opportunities
- Seven Viking Days videos
- where to buy the book, Seven Viking Days
- and what people are saying about it!
You will also meet the Seven Viking Days author, Lee Cuesta, and illustrator, Mia Hocking.
This is how Midwest Book Review described Seven Viking Days: “Vibrant details about Viking lives and history … lovely illustrations create a collage of images and backgrounds … The result is a gorgeous presentation of Viking vignettes that will interest adults as well as children.”
And Publishers Weekly stated: “Hocking succeeds in creating a dreamy, multilayered backdrop for the sun’s stories … while Cuesta gives readers a taste of Germanic, Norse, and Roman legend.”
Open it up, and see what you can find!
Here is what happened with two elementary schoolchildren just after the new school year began:
“When I brought the book in (Seven Viking Days), my teachers really liked how each day’s name came from one of the Viking myths. It made me feel really happy when I brought it in because I love sharing stuff with my class. It really makes me feel joy when I share stuff that was made by one of my family members, or it’s really old. It’s a funny story (I think) about how I came to read my book to my teacher. So I wasn’t reading when it was time for silent reading, and I got caught drawing; so my teacher (her name is Jodi) told me to read the book I brought in aloud to her; so that is how I came to read your book to Jodi. I also let one of my peers borrow the book for their research project.”
— Noah, age 10
“I brought it in to show my class and my teacher read it out loud to the class and I felt happy and excited and awesome, and it reminded me of you.”
— Ezra, age 7