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diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
Raiders (The): The Inuk Quartet Vol 2
by Jørn Riel
Age Range: 9-11
This second volume of the Inuk Quartet continues the exciting adventures of Leiv, Apuluk and Narua established in ‘The Shipwreck’. The trio have settled peacefully on Thor Gunnarrsson’s farmstead in Greenland where Apuluk is recovering from a bad accident. However, when Viking raiders arrive at the farm, their quiet world is shattered forever. After seeing off the raiders Leiv, Apuluk and Narua set out on a long and dangerous journey back to their family home. They must rely on their wits, courage and friendship to protect each other and their way of life from outsiders.
Danish author Jørn Riel’s inspiration came from sixteen years of living in Greenland and The Raiders gives another vivid account of the Inuit culture and lifestyle circa 1000 C.E. Often quite stark in its descriptions this adventure story evokes the traditional life of the Inuit people.
Aimed at intermediate readers and part of the Advanced Reader collection, this chapter book employs a large font, short chapters and full-page bold watercolors illustrations by Helen Cann that capture the bleak Artic landscape.
There are three books in the Inuk Quartet available in EnglishThe Shipwreck, The Raiders and The Snowstorm.