Viking Strong (Hardcover)

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By Doug Cenko, Doug Cenko (Illustrator)
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Ingrid the Viking must face fierce competition to be named the strongest viking. But can she win if she doesn't know how to swim?

Ingrid has everything a Viking could want—a cozy home, a best friend, and very cute kittens. But she's always wanted one more thing, to win the Strongest Viking Contest. Her only problem? She doesn't know how to swim! Her best friend Stig is determined to help her learn . . . but along the way Ingrid learns that that some things are even more important than winning. 


About the Author

Doug Cenko lives in Chicago, Illinois with his wife and daughter. He grew up in Indiana and one of his first jobs was at a comic book shop . . . where he spent most of the money he made. Since then, he has worked at design agencies, an animation studio, and a live special-effects company. His most recent claim to fame was reading his book My Papa is a Princess to thousands of fans at Dodger Stadium. For more information about him and his books, please visit

Praise For…

"An exuberant and supportive addition to any collection, especially as Ingrid reconsiders what Viking strength means to her." --BCCB

"Even funnier and sweeter than its predecessor." --Kirkus Reviews

"A boisterous blend of contemporary and ancient Viking details, with a heartening message about truly winning." --Booklist

"Heartwarming and laugh-out-loud hilarious. . . Young readers will gravitate toward this delightful title." --School Library Journal 

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593202326
ISBN-10: 0593202325
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 25th, 2023
Pages: 48
Language: English