Item description for Raiders From The Sea (Viking Quest V1) by Lois Walfrid Johnson...
Overview Thirteen-year-old Bree asks God for protection when she and her brother Devin are captured and taken from their home on the Irish coast by Viking raiders in the late tenth century.
Publishers Description In one harrowing day, Viking raiders capture Bree and her brother Devin and take them from their home in Ireland. After the young Viking prince Mikkel sets Devin free on the Irish coast far from home, Bree and Devin embark on separate journeys to courage. Readers will be captivated by the unfolding drama as Bree sails to Norway on the Viking ship and Devin travels the dangerous road home. They both must trust their all-powerful God in the midst of difficult situations.
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Studio: Moody Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.42" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2003
Publisher MOODY PRESS BOOKS #13
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Viking Quest
Series Number 1
ISBN 0802431127 ISBN13 9780802431127
Availability 0 units.
More About Lois Walfrid Johnson
LOIS WALFRID JOHNSON is a speaker, teacher of writing, and former instructor for Writer's Digest School. She is the author of 38 books, including Girl Talk, the Gold Medallion Book Award winning Let's-Talk-About-It Stories for Kids series, the bestselling Adventures of the Northwoods mysteries, and the much-loved Riverboat Adventures. In her exciting Viking Quest series Lois' characters travel from Ireland to Norway, Iceland, and Greenland, then sail with Leif Erickson to what is now America. Lois' husband, Roy, is a gifted teacher and idea person for her writing. They enjoy time with their family, friends, and readers who have written from more than 40 countries to say, "I love your books. I can't put them down."
Lois Walfrid Johnson currently resides in the state of Minnesota.
Lois Walfrid Johnson has published or released items in the following series...
Adventures of the Northwoods (Mott Media Paperback)
Reviews - What do customers think about Raiders From The Sea (Viking Quest V1)?
Series Probably Won't Appeal to Non-Christians Feb 11, 2007
I knew that this book came from a Christian publisher, but was hoping that the faith of the characters would be an organic part of the narrative, rather than being inserted forcefully into the story. I was disappointed in that respect; sometimes the author laid it on a bit thick, especially with the "miracle" at the end of the book. I thought that it was the Christian belief that we love God just because God IS, and not for what God can do for us in the way of supernatural pyrotechnics. Does this give the young reader an accurate idea of what faith is? If we are in trouble and call on God for a miracle and it doesn't happen, what happens to our faith then?
I also didn't like the disrespectful way that the religious beliefs of the Vikings were treated. To boil religious diversity down to "My God is stronger than your God" is not a particularly helpful message to be putting out into a world that is still filled with religious conflict.
The best book ever! A million stars! Nov 24, 2006
I'm thirteen...and I'm reading this series for the third time! It's a book that never gets old! You'll read it over and over again and never get tired of it! If you could give it a million stars...I would! The way the book is written...is magical! You want to read it slowly to get every word, yet at the same time yourself reading it as fast as you can! It's got mystery and danger...but unlike most...it's so real! The best thing is that the characters always turn to God when they need help instead of panicking or thinking they can do it on their own! I'm not gonna tell you what happens...cause you need to find out what happens for yourself! You'll find yourself totally rapped up and lost in the book without even realizing that hours that have gone by! This is defiantly a must read! For everyone!
Raiders from the Sea Nov 2, 2006
These are an EXCELLENT series of books. Very well writen with high adventure, and cliff hangers. You really felt as if you know the characters. This is a wonderful historical fiction. I really learned alot about the Vikings.
excelent historical adventure Oct 31, 2006
The plot of this story is that the brother and sister, Briana and Devin, are captured and they are seperated by a young viking captain named Mikkel. Bree and Devin both face many trials when the are separted. The place this story takes place in is Norway. The conflict in all of this book is Bree and Devin are seperated and have to find their way back to each other and get home.The resolution to this conflict is that Bree gets away and heads to the mountains to find Devin. The way Devin goes is not siad in this book. That is why you should read this and the next books in the Viking Quest series.
Raiders from the Sea May 24, 2006
My 10 year old daugter finished all 5 books of this series in 6 days. I decided to read the 1st book and ended up doing the same thing. I am now reading it aloud to my two young sons and they are devouring every word.
Lois Walfrid Johnson has done a masterful job integrating adventure, history and faith together in one captivating series. This series goes beyond entertainment. In a world where entertainment is relentlessly sought, this series challenges you to a higher understanding of faith and character.