Friday, March 7, 2008

Viking book spreads

The educational Viking book "Kampen om Vårbygård øllet" is a traditional fact book mixed with a fictional story set in the historical frame. The facts are on the left page of the book and the fictional story, about Helge, the rich farmer, and his foster-brother the blacksmith Svend, is on the right page.
The book was made by Sydvestsjøllands Museum, Sorø, and is intended for 6-8. grade school children. After reading through the book, the 6.-8. grades will come the the viking fortress Trelleborg for a couple of days, and play out the fictional story that I illustrated. Each pupil will be getting a role in the play, and learn how to cook and fight the ways of the Vikings.

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