The Shipwreck

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Barefoot Books, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 111 pages
4 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 (The Inuk Quartet, Vol. 1)

User Review  - Andrea - Goodreads

This was a beautiful story accompanied by beautiful illustrations. It would be a great read aloud during a myths, fairy tales, and folktales unit. Good story of what makes people a family, with lots of information about life in the arctic. Read full review

Review: The Shipwreck (The Inuk Quartet, Vol. 1)

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

About the author (2011)

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