“When I started writing the Children of Ribe, I wanted to do something different with these books”
– C.S. Woolley
Though you might not know it to look at the extensive catalogue of books that C.S. Woolley has produced, but she actually has dyslexia. Our company founder is a prolific writer in spite of this and has recently gone on camera to tell children who have dyslexia and parents about why she wrote the Children of Ribe books, how she has set the books to make it easier to read if you have dyslexia and to help children fall in love with literature like she has.
The Children of Ribe series is the first children’s book series by C.S. Woolley. The books are set in Viking Denmark and follow a group of children that are striving to save their home from the fires of war. The series features the following titles:
Welcome to Denmark, home of the Vikings When fate knocks at the door, it doesn’t matter how old you are or whether you want to go on an adventure or not. Join Erland Kabelsen, Christian Andersen, Dalla Ingeborgsdotter, Eva Axeldatter, Riki Andersen and Wifrith the Wolf as they set out on a journey that will change their lives and save their people.
The council of Jelling has begun With one of the arm rings of Yngvar found, the children of Ribe and their guardian beast, Wifrith, set out to find the remaining seven rings. But war is the furthest thing from the minds of Erland, Dalla, Christian, Eva and Riki as in order to find the second arm ring of Yngvar, the children have to face a dragon.
The Saga Continues. Still on the island of Fyn, the children find themselves separated by magic and fate. Will they find what the next arm ring of Yngvar on the islands or will the men of Hedeby finally catch up with them? War has come to Ribe adding even more danger to path that Erland, Dalla, Eva, Christian and Riki walk and Eva is becoming more and more concerned over Wifrith’s odd behaviour.
Even in the most stalwart of hearts there is room for doubt. Three of the arm rings have been found, but with the winter fast approaching, the Children of Ribe begin to believe that they won’t be able to find all the arm rings in time to stop King Viggo Odinsen.
The other books in the series are:
SKÅNE, SHIPWRECKED, FEAR, HOME, TREASON, MURDER, SEDITION, STRIFE, SUSPICION, ALLEGIANCE, DECEIT, REGICIDE, BETRAYAL, LINDHOLM, ÁLFHEIMR, YGGDRASIL, HEL, VALHALLA, RAGNAROK and JUDGEMENT.
The first book, WYRD, in her Anglo Saxon series, The Children of Snotingas, is also written and formatted in the same way. Both of these book series are designed to help children learn about the Vikings and Anglo Saxons alongside studying the two time periods in school – as well as encouraging children with dyslexia to read.