The Shipwreck

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Barefoot Books, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 111 pages
2 Reviews
When his father is murdered, a young viking boy named Leiv stows away on a ship bound for Greenland, intending to avenge the death. But the boat is wrecked in a storm and his search for revenge becomes a struggle for survival. Leiv is saved by an Inuit brother and sister and starts a new life in an icy land. Slowly he becomes aware of a way of life and value system which centers around peace rather than war, showing a profound respect for the natural world.

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Review: The Shipwreck Chapter: Volume 1 of the Inuk Quartet

User Review  - Josie Crimp - Goodreads

I thought this was a great little children's story about Vikings and Inuits, with a good balance between information about the historical setting and the action of the story. Read full review

Review: The Shipwreck Chapter: Volume 1 of the Inuk Quartet

User Review  - Sherry Philippus - Goodreads

For some reason, I'm a sucker for books (few as they are) set in Greenland and Iceland. I find the idea that people actually live, hunt, work, etc. in such inhospitable climates fascinating. This ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

John Mason is Professor of Mathematics Education at the Centre for Mathematics Education at the Open University.