A hilarious and empowering picture book about a small but strong Viking girl who is determined to be a warrior and make a name for herself.
Filled with humor and heart, this clever picture book about perseverance and following your dreams stars Helga, a small but mighty (and loud) Viking. Helga, along with her sidekick, Wolvie, wants to be a warrior just like her favorite hero, Ingrid the Axe. But she is a farmer’s daughter and the only battles she fights are pretend. So when Ingrid the Axe comes to town looking for new recruits, Helga jumps at the chance. She and Wolvie find the competition to be fierce. But Helga is fierce too, and single-minded in her desire to make a name for herself. After all she is a WARRIOOORRRR!
The sandcastles that Megan Maynor built were mostly on lakeshores, because she is a Minnesota girl herself. These days, she mostly builds stories to share with children. Megan is also the author of <i>Ella and Penguin Stick Together</i> and <i>Ella and Penguin, A Perfect Match</i>. She lives outside Minneapolis with one husband, three kids, and one rabbit. Learn more about Megan and her work at MeganMaynor.com or on Twitter at @Megan_Maynor.
Eda Kaban is currently based out of Oakland, California, but was born and raised in Turkey. Eda is a children’s book illustrator, including of Old MacDonald Had a Truck, which was nominated for the Missouri Building Block 2017 Picture Book Award. Her work has been featured in a variety of publications, and she has worked with many clients including Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins, Chronicle Books, Simon & Schuster, Boston Globe and the Wall Street Journal. Eda loves reading and drawing, and she searches for stories through love, laughter, and observing the people around her. When she is not drawing, she can be found climbing or biking with her husband.
For my warriors—clear-eyed, clever and strong—Chloe, Emmett, and Willa.
For all the girls who were told they can't, but did it anyway!