The Sleeping Army

By Francesca Simon


Freya is an ordinary girl living in modern Britain, but with a twist: people still worship the Viking gods. She's caught in her parents' divorce, and shuttling between bickering adults is no fun. One evening, stuck with her dad on his night shift at the British Museum, she is drawn to the Lewis Chessmen and Heimdall's Horn.

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"'Breathtaking, magical storytelling. I loved this book.' (Eoin Colfer) 'A wildly original, rollicking twist on Norse mythology.' (Jacqueline Wilson)"

Author Biography

Francesca Simon is universally known for the staggeringly popular Horrid Henry series. These books and tapes have sold over 15 million copies in the UK alone and CITV have made a hugely popular cartoon series based on the nation's favourite naughty boy. Horrid Henry Robs the Bank was shortlisted for the Children's Book of the Year award at the 2009 British Book Awards, the third consecutive year of nomination, following a win in 2008. She lives in North London with her family.