There’s a Viking in my bed



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  1. Who is the author of this book?

  2. Who is the illustrator of the book?

  3. In what year was the book first published and by whom?

  4. Who published this edition of the story?

  5. How many chapters are there?

  6. Is the book dedicated to anyone?

The Text:

Week 1

  1. Does the story start with DESCRIPTION, ACTION or DIALOGUE?

  2. Which line tells you that Sigurd isn’t very clever? (P4)

  3. How do you know that Ulric was glad that Sigurd fell overboard

  4. Tostig’s sword is called Heartsplitter. What is Sigurd’s sword called? What does this say about it?

  5. Why didn’t the Viking hotel have many guests? (P12)

  6. What rhyming names did Tim invent for Mrs. Tibblethwaite? (P14)

  7. Do you think Mrs. Tibblethwaite will make a good guest? Give reasons.

  8. How did Mr. Ellis eventually wake up from his 2nd Faint? (P23)

  9. Why do you think Sigurd fainted?

  10. Why is “Hedeby” so unusual? (P29)


Week 2

  1. What did Sigurd think was going to happen?

  2. What is Sigurd’s new shortened name?

  3. Mr Ellis doesn’t think Sigurd is a real Viking – what does he think he is?

  4. What did Siggy think the gravy was?

  5. Why did Mr. Ambrose want to leave the hotel? (p 38)
  6. P38 How would you describe Mrs. Tibblethwaite:


    Miserable

    shy

    foolish

    in charge


  7. When Sigurd washed up, what was the big mistake he made?

  8. Why was sending Sigurd back to Denmark a mistake for Mr. Ellis?

  9. What unusual present came from Thor, God of Thunder?

  10. Mrs Johnson will stay at the hotel on one condition. What is it? (p 52)

  11. Why did Sigurd put the chickens on the roof spikes?

  12. How do you know Sigurd was unhappy seeing all the people dressed as Vikings? (P61)

  13. How do you know he is happy at the end of the story?

  14. Did you enjoy reading this book? Explain your answer as fully as possible.


There’s a Viking in my bed


  1. Who is the author of this book? Jeremy Strong

  2. Who is the illustrator of the book? John Levers and Nick Sharratt

  3. In what year was the book first published and by whom? 1990 by A & C Black

  4. Who published this edition of the story? Puffin Books

  5. How many chapters are there? 7
  6. Is the book dedicated to anyone? Zoë and Tim


The Text:

Week 1

  1. Does the story start with DESC, ACTION or DIALOGUE? DESC

  2. Which line tells you that Sigurd isn’t very clever? (P4) “I can see the sea.”

  3. How do you know that Ulric was glad that Sigurd fell overboard (P7) He sailed away

  4. Tostig’s sword is called Heartsplitter. What is Sigurd’s sword called? What does this say about it? Nosepicker – it’s blunt

  5. Why didn’t the Viking hotel have many guests? (P12) Dust everywhere, paint peeling, plants wilting.

  6. What rhyming names did Tim invent for Mrs. Tibblethwaite? (P14) Fiddleplate, Tiddlefate, Piddlegate

  7. Do you think Mrs. Tibblethwaite will make a good guest? Give reasons. OPEN

  8. How did Mr. Ellis eventually wake up from his 2nd Faint? (P23) Mrs. Tibblethwaite jabbed him a hat pin.

  9. Why do you think Sigurd fainted? Scared, feels out of control etc.

  10. Why is “Hedeby” so unusual? (P29) It doesn’t exist anymore – it used to be a Viking settlement

Week 2

  1. What did Sigurd think was going to happen? Executed

  2. What is Sigurd’s new shortened name? Siggy

  3. Mr Ellis doesn’t think Sigurd is a real Viking – what does he think he is? A drunken fancy dress party-goer
  4. What did Siggy think the gravy was? Beer


  5. Why did Mr Ambrose want to leave the hotel? (p 38) Chaos, they’re slaves, worst hotel he’s ever stayed in

  6. P38 How would you describe Mr Tibblethwaite:

    miserable

    shy

    foolish

    in charge

  7. When Sigurd washed up, what was the big mistake he made? He put the pots in the washing machine

  8. Why was sending Sigurd back to Denmark a mistake for Mr. Ellis? Because everyone wants to come and stay to see the Viking.

  9. What unusual present came from Thor, God of Thunder? A cow

  10. Mrs Johnson will stay at the hotel on one condition. What is it? (p 52) The cow goes.

  11. Why did Sigurd put the chickens on the roof spikes? As an offering to the gods

  12. How do you know Sigurd was unhappy seeing all the people dressed as Vikings? (P61) It says it “made his heart ache”

  13. How do you know he is happy at the end of the story? He says he loves Mrs Tibblethwaite.

  14. Did you enjoy reading this book? Explain your answer as fully as possible. OPEN





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