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Hakon of Rogen’s Saga

2013
Author:

Erik Christian Haugaard

Hakon of Rogen’s Saga

A widely acclaimed work of historical fiction—back in print

Erik Christian Haugaard’s Hakon of Rogen’s Saga is a remarkable novel that perfectly catches the mood of a harsh but heroic people. Set at the end of the Viking period, it tells of a young boy, Hakon, from the island of Rogen who, after his chieftain father is murdered, undertakes to reclaim his birthright from his treacherous uncle.

Exciting and beautiful prose with the flavor of the old sagas.

Library Journal, July 1963

An American Library Association Notable Book and his first book for children, Erik Christian Haugaard’s Hakon of Rogen’s Saga is a remarkable novel that perfectly catches the mood of a harsh but heroic people. Set at the end of the Viking period, it tells of a young boy, Hakon, from the island of Rogen who, after his chieftain father is murdered, undertakes to reclaim his birthright from his treacherous uncle. The illustrations by renowned artists Leo and Diane Dillon make this captivating story come alive.

Hakon of Rogen’s Saga

Erik Christian Haugaard (1923–2009) was a celebrated Danish author and translator of more than twenty critically acclaimed books for young readers, including The Samurai’s Tale, The Boy and the Samurai, and The Revenge of the Forty-Seven Samurai. His books have been awarded the American Library Association Notable Book Award, Jane Addams Award, and the Boston Globe Horn Book Award, among others.

Leo (1933–2012) and Diane (1933–) Dillon’s award-winning illustrations have appeared in countless books for more than forty years. Their many honors include two Caldecott Medals, the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book Award, the Boston Globe Horn Book Award, and the International Hans Christian Andersen Award.

Hakon of Rogen’s Saga

Exciting and beautiful prose with the flavor of the old sagas.

Library Journal, July 1963

Now and then a book like [this] captures the imagination and lives on in memory.

Chicago Tribune

Told with great power and lyricism by a master storyteller.

Commonweal, May 1963

An absorbing, moving, and beautiful book.

Horn Book Magazine