David MacPhail – Awesome Viking Time

  • Friday 17th February
  • Foxbar Library – 11am-12pm – open to Brediland Primary, Heriot Primary, St. Paul’s Primary
  • Johnstone Library – 1.30pm-2.30pm – Auchenlodment Primary, Bridge of Weir Primary, Cochrane Castle Primary, Fordbank Primary, Kilbarchan Primary, St. Anthony’s Primary, St. David’s Primary, St. Margaret’s Primary, Thorn Primary

Live Event – suitable for Primary 2 – Primary 5.

Oi, you snivelling pig-dogs! Are you ready for a REAL Viking adventure? Velda is a small girl with a big axe, and she knows how to use it! Alongside her misfit crew, she’s living her best Viking life, sailing the seas in her very own longship and teaching anyone who thinks she’s ‘just a little girl’ a lesson.

David MacPhail, author of the Thorfinn the Nicest Viking series, reads from his latest book Velda and the Ginormous Frost Giants. He also tells terrible jokes, will have you drawing your own Viking Longship and discovering your Viking name with his patented (rather silly) Viking Name Generator. He may even teach you some Viking facts along the way!

Bio:  David MacPhail has worked as a chicken wrangler, a ghost-tour guide and a waiter on a tropical island, and he now has the sensible job of writing about yetis and Vikings. David is also the author of An Amazing Illustrated Atlas of Scotland and the Lollies-nominated Thorfinn the Nicest Viking series, the Top-Secret Grandad series, and the Velda the Awesomest Viking series. He lives in Perthshire, Scotland.

Book an Event 

Bus hire costs can be reimbursed to schools who are situated more than one mile from where a library event is taking place.

Email sls@renfrewshire.gov.uk   with the subject heading – Paisley Book Festival Schools Programme Bookings – Name of Event

Please provide the following information in the email:

Name of your school.

Name of Teacher and Class Attending (include year group) with Contact Glow Email Address

Number of pupils and number of school staff / parent volunteers attending

If you will require costs of bus hire to be reimbursed.

Closing date – Thursday 26th January 2023.

We will inform you if you have been lucky on Monday 30th January.   The library will provide copies on loan of the author’s books for the teacher to use in advance, and can recommend classroom resources if available.