Shipwreck, The by Jorn Riel
The year is 1000CE. Leiv Steinursson, a young Viking who has left home to avenge his father’s murder, is shipwrecked off the coast of Greenland. He is almost dead with cold when an Inuit boy and girl pull him from the water.
Apuluk and Narua know they cannot bring Leiv home with them. Their tribe’s shamoan believes foreigners are evil spirits. The two of them must rely on their wits to help Leiv survive. Through their adventures together, Leiv discovers a way of life which is marked by tolerance, friendship and a profound respect for the natural world.
First published in Denmark in 1979, Jorn Riel’s remarkable adventure story evokes the traditional life of the Inuit people in a captivating way. The Shipwreck is the first volume in his celebrated Inuk Quartet. This edition marks his debut in the English- Speaking world.
Raiders, The (#2) by Jorn Riel
It is Springtime on Greenland. The days are growing longer, the air is getting warmer, and the snow buntings are arriving in flocks. Leiv and his foster siblings Apuluk and Narua are settled on a peaceful farmstead called stockanaes.
When a strange,beautiful ship arrives a t the farmstead, the quiet life the children know is gone in an instant. Viking raiders are wreaking havoc on southern Greenland, and they have stockanaes in their sights. Leiv, Apuluk and Narua must rely on their wits, their courage, and their friendship to protect their farmstead and the way of life they love from the wrath of the raiders.
First published in Denmark, Jorn Riel’s gripping adventure series brings the experience of growing up on ancient Greenland to life. The Raiders is the second volume in his celebrated Inuk Quartet, following the Shipwreck.
Snowstorm (#3) by Jorn Riel
Springtime is coming to Greenland, and Leiv and his friends are restless for adventure. They decide to set out with two dogsled teams to explore the mysterious lands that lie to the north and west.
However, the expedition is not without its hazards: when a terrible blizzard and a shocking kidnapping disrupt their travels, the four friends must use courage and quick thinking to get themselves out of trouble.
First published in Denmark, Jorn Riel’s gripping adventure series brings the experience of growing up on ancient Greenland to life. The Snowstorm is the third volume in his celebrated Inuk Quartet, joining the Shipwreck and The Raiders.
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