Damian Harvey - Hopscotch Histories: Eric Bloodaxe the Viking King - Hachette Children's Group

Hopscotch Histories: Eric Bloodaxe the Viking King

By Damian Harvey
Illustrated by Ross Collins

  • Paperback
  • £4.99

Exciting new stories about famous people and great events in history by top authors and illustrators.

Eric Bloodaxe is a fierce Viking. A shepherd boy must deliver a special helmet to Eric before he is crowned king. Can he find Eric in time?

Hopscotch Histories are brand new stories in historical settings, told in under 400 words, perfect for children who are building up their reading confidence.

Biographical Notes

Damian Harvey was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, but now spends most of his time in North Wales with his lovely lady, Vicky. He has three wonderful daughters, one brilliant boy and a cat called Polly. Before he became a writer he worked as a painter and decorator, a lifeguard, a swimming teacher, and as an assistant in a record shop. He's now written more than 50 books and doesn't know how to stop. Although Damian enjoys sitting at home writing stories, he also gets let out from behind his computer from time to time and loves visiting schools, libraries and festivals to give lively, interactive performances of his stories, talk about writing and help children with writing stories of their own. You can find out more about Damian by visiting his website: www.damianharvey.co.uk.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780749685836
  • Publication date: 13 May 2010
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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