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21733921_10159258246735024_1761480074_oSet in Viking Denmark before the invasion of Britain, the Children of Ribe is a Viking saga for both children and adults alike. Following the adventure traditions of Enid Blyton and Arthur Ransome, the Children of Ribe books are perfect for engaging even the most reluctant of readers. Packed with characters who are easy to identify with, mythic creatures, fairy tales, Viking culture, historic places, danger, family, honour, duty, betrayal, love and magic.

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.

The town of Ribe is the home of four children whose lives are turned upside down when Dalla Ingeborgsdotter arrives in the town. The tales of the storyweavers are no longer just stories to be recited by the fireside and the long peace between the tribes of Denmark looks sure to be shattered.

23261976_10159490709670024_1063690484_oJoin 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.

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23312958_10159490709210024_1025483640_oBook 1: FATE – http://bit.ly/2zZzE84
Book 2: WAR – http://bit.ly/2zY1Lob
Book 3: WIFRITH – http://bit.ly/2j4tH6P
Book 4: DOUBT – http://bit.ly/2AEab5a
Book 5: SKÅNE – http://bit.ly/2ABvTci
Book 6: SHIPWRECKED – http://bit.ly/2A1aExq
Book 7: FEAR – http://bit.ly/2kb1fwe
Book 8: HOME – http://bit.ly/2j0Cuq6

The Arm Rings of Yngvar Collection – http://bit.ly/2BW9lRR

The FATE Gift Set – http://bit.ly/2BKTapz

The FATE & WYRD Gift Set – http://bit.ly/2BSTl2Z

Just the Books Gift Set – http://bit.ly/2k7ncMO

The Arm Rings of Yngvar Gift Set – http://bit.ly/2iEuPKi

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The Children of Ribe is a Viking Saga for children bringing the culture and mythology of the Danish Vikings to life. The book series has been influenced by Enid Blyton, Arthur Ransome, Susan Cooper, J R R Tolkien and C. S. Lewis.

Based in Denmark during the time of the Vikings, these books are tales of magic and danger that are suitable for children from the ages of seven and up to read on their own but also perfect for people to read to children from the age of 4.

The Children of Ribe is a modern fairy tale that brings elements of Danish folklore and mythology to life mixed with elements of Viking culture. These books have been designed to help children with dyslexia to read. You can watch author C.S. Woolley talking about dyslexia and reading from FATE, book 1 in the Children of Ribe series here: https://youtu.be/EcnKLKa5c98

Whether you are interested in Vikings, studying them at school, or are simply shopping for the perfect gift for your favourite bookworm, the Children of Ribe series is just what you are looking for.

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WyrdHQ_HWCHistorical fiction for kids. Set in Britain before the Viking invasion in the year that Mercia chose to break away from Northumbria, the Children of Snotingas is a children’s adventure series in the best tradition of Enid Blyton and Arthur Ransome in the time of the Anglo-Saxons.

Filled with adventure, action, war, betrayal, friendship, political intrigue and love that changes alliances, it is the ideal book for children between the ages of 7 and 13 as well as adults that never grew up.

Wyrd mock upThe series starts in 626AD as the influential kingdom of Mercia is just beginning to form.  Set in Snotingham (now known as Nottingham) the series follows the children who live in the settlement through the battles and betrayals that saw King Penda create the most powerful Anglo-Saxon Kingdom.

Step back in time to the age of King Penda, when the kingdom of Mercia was born.

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WYRD – http://bit.ly/2iNxO33
HILD – http://bit.ly/2jfzExF

FATE & WYRD Gift Set – http://bit.ly/2BSTl2Z

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Life in Anglo-Saxon England is far from fair. There are strict classes that all people fall into. At the top there are the kings, then the thanes. After the thanes come the warriors, then the ceorls, and at the very bottom are the slaves. Women are not equal to men; and then there are the prisoners.

The books, like the Children of Ribe series, have been formatted to help children who have dyslexia to be able to read a little more easily and give them an opportunity to engage with literature. Why children with dyslexia? You can read about it in C.S. Woolley’s own words here or you can see her talking about it (and reading) here.

The Children focuses on a select number of children and a sprinkling of adults that you can read more about in our characters section below.

Hild mock upThe Children of Snotingas series aims to provide a fictional books that are not only enjoyable for children to read, but are also as accurate as possible to help support the National Curriculum of the United Kingdom. The books feature information on:

  • everyday village life
  • the different classes that existed in Anglo Saxon society
  • the different duties and jobs of these classes
  • the difference between men and women
  • weapons used in battles
  • historical place names
  • Anglo Saxon character names
  • People that were alive at the time and shaped the fate of the country
  • Marrying between tribes and nations to try and forge alliances
  • Beliefs
  • Other cultural elements
  • Wildlife and threats

 

 

With just 14 Fridays to go until Christmas, you may be thinking that it’s too early to be thinking about your Christmas shopping. But for those of you who are organised and like to get things done before the mad rush and dispatch and delivery times on items get longer due to high demand, we’ve already set up our Christmas deals.

We’ll be featuring different deals as Christmas gets closer as well as promotional videos, new releases and flash sales. Today we are starting with the Children of Ribe Arm Ring Gift Set
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With Black Friday fast approaching, we’ve launched our Etsy sale a little early this year.

If you’re looking to grab a bargain, then you’ll love the discount we’re offering!

Get £15 off the Children of Ribe Gift Sets with promotional code BLACKFRIDAY – it’s that simple! Add the gift set to your cart and enter the code at the checkout to get £15 off on top of the 22% savings you make by purchasing the gift set instead of each of the items separately.

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The Children of Ribe gift set can only be purchased from our Etsy Store and from eBay*. This deal is only available until the end of Black Friday so make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to get save an extra 33% on the sale price on our Etsy Store.

We asked C.S. Woolley why the Children of Ribe books would make such a good gift for children this Christmas, she said, “there are so many toys that children get given at Christmas that are broken five minutes after they’ve been unwrapped or need batteries that haven’t been provided. Books are something that they can keep forever and even share with friends. They give adventure and wonder in paper form and when a child really falls in love with a book, they want to read it again and again.”

What is the Children of Ribe series?

The Children of Ribe is a children’s book series that has been influenced by Enid Blyton, Arthur Ransome, Susan Cooper, J R R Tolkien and C. S. Lewis.

Based in Denmark during the time of the Vikings, these books are tales of magic and danger that is suitable for children from the ages of seven and up.

The Children RIbe is a modern fairy tale that brings elements of Danish folklore and mythology to life mixed with elements of Viking culture.

Whether you are interested in Vikings, studying them at school, or are simply shopping for the perfect gift for your favourite bookworm, the Children of Ribe gift set is just what you are looking for.

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FATE: Book 1 The Children of Ribe

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.

The town of Ribe is the home of four children whose lives are turned upside down when Dalla Ingeborgsdotter arrives in the town. The tales of the storyweavers are no longer just stories to be recited by the fireside and the long peace between the tribes of Denmark looks sure to be shattered.

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.

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WAR: Book 2 The Children of Ribe

War is coming.

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.

The warriors from Hedeby have not given up and are determined to find and kill the children of Ribe or face the wrath of their queen, Rena.

King Viggo Odinsen is summoned to the council to answer for his aggression towards the people of Ribe, and though the talks are peaceful, underneath the surface, war is brewing. The people of Ribe prepared to defend their homeland from the massing armies of the south

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.

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WIFRITH: Book 3 The Children of Ribe

The Saga Continues.

The five children and their guardian beast are back in their latest adventure on the plains of Viking Denmark.

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.

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DOUBT: Book 4 The Children of Ribe

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.

Hope has abandoned those in the south of Jutland. There is no respite from the march of Viggo’s forces, but there is also doubt in the hearts of those that follow his lead.

Joas Ottarsen and Oleg Olegsen have forged new paths to walk and made a new enemy.

The Children of Ribe find themselves growing in number as their enemies gain more and more power.

*The £15 discount is not available on items purchased from eBay.

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