Viking in Love (Hardcover)

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Viking in Love (Hardcover)


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Staff Reviews

The epic saga of Stig & Ingrid is a romance for all ages!

(And is also very funny, plus there are adorable kittens- How could anything go wrong?) 

-Recommended by Lauren

— From Staff Picks for Little Kids

In this laugh-out-loud picture book, a Viking falls in love and must face the only thing in his way of attaining it: his fear of the sea.

Stig is your quintessential Viking guy. He loves fresh air, stew, and adorable kittens . . . but he hates the sea. Ingrid is your quintessential Viking gal. She loves all of the above and the sea. What happens when Stig sees Ingrid? Of course, he falls head over heels. But there is one significant problem that stands in their way: the sea.

Will Stig find a way to overcome his fears and woo the bold and beautiful Ingrid? Only if he uses his Viking ingenuity . . . and a few kittens.
Doug Cenko lives in Chicago, Illinois with his wife and daughter. He grew up in Indiana and one of his first jobs was at a comic book shop . . . where he spent most of the money he made. Since then, he has worked at design agencies, an animation studio, and a live special-effects company. His most recent claim to fame was reading his book My Papa is a Princess to thousands of fans at Dodger Stadium. For more information about him and his books, please visit

Product Details ISBN: 9780593202289
ISBN-10: 0593202287
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: December 14th, 2021
Pages: 48
Language: English
"As heartwarming as it is funny . . . viewers will love this book as much as Stig loves Ingrid." --BCCB Review

"A funny and pure tale proving that love conquers all." --Kirkus Reviews  

"This tender Viking tale of love at first sight packs in adorable kittens and equally adorable sea monsters." --Booklist

Cenko’s polished digital illustrations are cinematic in their storytelling, working hand in hand with the narrative’s smooth pacing." --Publishers Weekly