Headline: New children’s picture book displays the names of our days in context of Viking lifestyle
Blurb: Viking tales of Woden, Thor, Frigg, Saturn and more fill the newest full-color, hardcover children’s picture book from Lee Cuesta Enterprises and Associates, to be published October 24. Pre-publication Advance Reading Copies and Complimentary Review Copies are now available.
- Title: Seven Viking Days
- Author, Lee Cuesta; illustrator, Mia Hocking
- Publication date: October 24, 2015
- ISBN: 978-1-4958-0584-4
- Retail price: $29.95
- Pre-order price (before October 24): $24.99
- Format: Full-color, hardcover, 8.5 x 11 inches, 32 pages
- LCCN: 2015937660
- Worldwide distribution through Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com
Viking tales of Woden, Thor, Frigg, Saturn and more fill the newest full-color, hardcover children’s picture book from Lee Cuesta Enterprises and Associates. From these tales, Vikings named the days of our week. Seven Viking Days engages children, parents and grandparents with vibrant, unique illustrations while telling these stories in the context of Viking lifestyle and society, including longships, houses with sod roofs, and the sauna. It is a conversation between Sun and the Viking boy, Canute, and it reinforces with repetition and icons the correct sequence of the days. The authentic origins of our days’ names resulted solely from the author’s thorough research into ancient Scandinavian myths and legends. The book’s official publication date will be October 24, 2015.
The striking, intense illustrations are by Mia Hocking, a resourceful professional artist, whose passion is mixed media (recycled) visual art. This book expresses her abstract style with a specific vision and purpose. The Sequoia Gallery in Oregon has exhibited her work, which represents core life philosophies of environmental consciousness and personal journeys.
Lee Cuesta composed the text for the book. One side of Cuesta's family came from Denmark, sometimes called the "Heartland of Viking society." So this book reveals his roots. An internationally recognized writer and author, he’s been published in periodicals such as World Pulse, Indian Life, and InSite. His novel was published in 2001. Cuesta says, “I am so glad that Mia teamed up with me, because her style of artwork brings authenticity to the ancient Scandinavian legends.”
A Launch Party will be celebrated on the book’s publication date, featuring a Viking costume contest, free T-shirts, refreshments, book signing, and readings of the book by the author and illustrator.
Review copies: Reviewers who would like to receive an Advance Reading Copy or a Complimentary Review Copy are invited to request them from firstname.lastname@example.org. Review copies in eProof format are also available by contacting email@example.com. Author and illustrator photos, along with a PDF containing the book’s covers, are available upon request.
Pre-orders: Seven Viking Days may be pre-ordered and prepaid before October 24, for delivery after October 24, for the price of $24.99. All pre-orders must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.leecuesta.com.
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