Long long ago, a clan of Viking raiders were the terror of the oceans. Well, they would have been if they hadn't been so busy arguing about whose boat was the bestest. And so the challenge was made - The Ruthless Rat and The Dopey Duck would embark on a voyage. Whichever ship brought back the greatest prize would be declared the bravest boat in the land - and the crew would also get to sit nearest the fire in the cold weather. Needless to say, both Captains are determined to be the victor...!!
Karen Wallace writes books for children from five to fifteen years old. She also writes scripts for children's television and natural history programmes. She has written many natural history books for children, like THINK OF AN EEL, which won awards on both sides of the Atlantic, IMAGINE YOU ARE A TIGER, and I AM A TYRANNOSAURUS REX. Her first novel RASPBERRIES ON THE YANGTZE, was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize.