Coffin-stealing, boat-burning, telling lies – Carla’s crazy plan includes them all. To make Grandpa’s secret dream come true, she’s ready to break the law, and every rule she’s ever known. But it’s worth it to give him his very last dying wish – a real Viking funeral. Sometimes you have to do what’s wrong to do what’s right… Dark, funny and striking, this tale of loyalty and farewells from prize-winning author Ally Kennen is a true original.
“Has a beautiful emotional intelligence and humour that make its suspense all the more enjoyable. It is one of the best new books for 9+ out this year.” The Times
“Enterprising writing of a high calibre.” Independent on Sunday
“Inventive, funny and moving… one of the season’s stand-outs.” Children’s Bookseller