Recommended for Key Stage 2 (ages 7+)

Best known for her bad boy of children’s books, Horrid Henry, Francesca Simon introduces us to Hack and Whack – the stars of her new book Two Terrible Vikings. Francesca discusses why the Viking era holds such fascination for her and recounts some fascinating facts.

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If you have enjoyed this film, why not try these activities:

  • Why not get crafty and create your own Viking Helmet out of card.
  • Make your own Viking Shield.
  • Find out more by visiting these pages from the National Museum of Scotland and exploring the Lewis Chessman made by the Vikings.

About The Author

Francesca Simon

Francesca Simon is universally known for the staggeringly popular Horrid Henry series. These books and CDs have sold over 20 million copies in the UK alone and are published in 27 countries. Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman won the Children’s Book of the Year award in 2008 at the British Book Awards. She is also the author of Costa-shortlisted The Monstrous Child and Hack and Whack, her first picture book. She lives in North London with her family.