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Viking Quest Teachers' Guide

Dundurn Teachers' Guide

by (author) Tom Henighan

Initial publish date
Jul 2012
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    Jul 2012

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
  • Reading age: 9 to 12


The Teacher’s Guide to accompany Viking Quest by Tom Henighan.
Fifteen-year-old Rigg, son of Leif Eriksson, loves mystery and adventure. In the early eleventh century, he finds both of these in abundance when his father sails away and leaves him behind in Vinland, the Vikings’ precarious foothold on the wild Newfoundland coast. Soon, Rigg makes an amazing discovery. The Vikings aren’t alone in this alien land. But who inhabits it with them? Demons, giants, or another human tribe – one that equals the Norse invaders in skill and bravery?

About the author

Tom Henighan is the author of 17 published books, including Mercury Man, shortlisted for the Red Maple Award; Viking Quest and Viking Terror, two historical novels set in medieval Canada; and more recently, Demon in My View and Doom Lake Holiday. In 2008 he was awarded the Victor Tolgesy Prize for lifetime contribution to the arts in Ottawa, where he lives.

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Editorial Reviews

"Henighan has crafted an involving coming of age story that blends adventure and an evocative setting with personal transformation."

The Book Shelf

"This is a gripping story of adventure, but much more, for it projects a real sense of how the Vikings understood the world. Tom Henighan presents the beliefs that motivated them and their great ability to deal with the practical problems of their environment."

The Peace Arch News

"This is a novel about coming of age, overcoming prejudice and superstition, conquering irrational fears and appreciating the high cost of precipitous violent behaviour. Suitable for possible schools adoption, Viking Quest will have the strongest appeal to boys in the last four years of high school."

The New Brunswick Reader

"Students interested in Viking lore as well as those with a thirst for adventure stories will enjoy this offering."

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