Helga Makes a Name for Herself (Hardcover)
A hilarious and empowering picture book about a small but strong Viking girl who is determined to be a warrior and make a name for herself.
Filled with humor and heart, this clever picture book about perseverance and following your dreams stars Helga, a small but mighty (and loud) Viking. Helga, along with her sidekick, Wolvie, wants to be a warrior just like her favorite hero, Ingrid the Axe. But she is a farmer’s daughter and the only battles she fights are pretend. So when Ingrid the Axe comes to town looking for new recruits, Helga jumps at the chance. She and Wolvie find the competition to be fierce. But Helga is fierce too, and single-minded in her desire to make a name for herself. After all she is a WARRIOOORRRR!
About the Author
Megan Maynor is the author of several picture books. She lives in Minnesota with one husband, three children, and a rabbit. Instagram: @megan_maynor, Twitter: @megan_maynor
Eda Kaban has illustrated many books for children. Born and raised in Turkey, Eda now lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, small son, and two Siamese cats. www.edakabanstudio.com, Instagram: @petiteturk, Twitter: @petiteturk
"Humor abounds in the text...Meanwhile, the art is peppy and thoroughly upbeat... You’d have to be beserk(er) not to appreciate this mighty gal." — Kirkus Reviews
"The story is cute and well woven....the real gem here is the artwork that looks like it’s straight out of a Pixar animated film. All in all, this girl-power story is a victorious celebration of uniqueness, ingenuity, and little people following their big dreams." — Booklist
"[An] irreverent Viking saga spoof...Kaban’s bright, digitally cartooned vignettes have the verve of classic animation, and she marches right along with Maynor’s comic beats.... This one’s all about Helga’s determination and self-knowledge." — Publishers Weekly