Meet Dagfrid, Viking Girl!
Many things bother Dagfrid. Her name, for starters. And life as a viking girl isn’t exactly a piece of cake: you have rolled-up braids, like buns, on your ears, you wear dresses that are too long to run with, and you dry fish. In fact, fish is all you eat, even when you’re not a girl. But girls, they can’t even navigate and go explore America.
Well, until now. Because Dagfrid is really sick of dried fish.
About the Author
Illustrator Olivier Tallec may be most well-known in the United States for his offbeat and fun picture books Who Done It? And Who Was That? He was born in Brittany, France. After graduating from the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Appliqués in Paris, he worked in advertising as a graphic designer, after which he devoted himself to illustration. Since then, he has done numerous illustrations for newspapers and magazines and has illustrated over 60 books for children.
Agnès Mathieu-Daudé was born in 1975 in Montpellier. After studying literature and history, she became a heritage curator. She writes novels for adults ( A Chilean sailor and L'ombre sur la lune ) and stories for everyone, which are illustrated by terribly talented people. She lives and works in Paris, with her children and a rabbit who devours her books.
Award-winning opera singer Nanette McGuinness is the translator of over 50 books and graphic novels for children and adults from French, Italian, and German into English, including the well-known Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels. Two of her latest translations, Luisa: Now and Then (Life Drawn, 2018)
Praise for No More Ear Buns! (Dagfrid, Viking Girl!)
"Dagfrid is a winning protagonist. Her charming first-person narration manages to slip in some historical information (e.g., turf houses) but generally plays up Viking tropes in a cartoonish way that's calibrated for reader enjoyment. Expressive spot art is equally charming. A witty, engaging heroine sparkles in this series opener."
— Kirkus Reviews