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Halvdan Viking #1

In this first part of the Halvdan the Viking series, The Chieftain’s Cup, we get to know Halvdan. By rights he should have accompanied his father on a Viking journey, but a serious injury to his foot kept him in the village, staying with Björn the blacksmith. Halvdan is short and walks with a limp, but he has a poetic gift, something he finds very useful in his many adventures when he finds he must win the trust of uncouth Vikings, and not least in his dealings with Ragnar the Dragonslayer, the chieftain of the village, of whom everyone is terrified. Together with Meia, chieftain Ragnar’s courageous niece, Halvdan prevents Ragnar from being thoroughly tricked by the chieftain of the rival village.

Halvdan the Viking is a series by Martin Widmark and illustrator Mats Vänehem, about the young boy Halvdan who finds himself in one adventure after the other, together with his friend Meia.

Martin Widmark
  • Children's
Reading material

Swedish edition

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Germany, Verlag Ueberreuter

Poland, Wydawnictwo Mamania

Sweden, Bonnier Carlsen

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