• Ulf and the Sword of Thor

    Ulf and the Sword of Thor takes you back to the rough, everyday life of the Vikings. Ulf, a young Viking, longs for glory; strong, brave and with his heart in the right place, he outshines all his peers in battle and courage. His strong feelings for family and friendship, and his love for a slave girl lead to a series of events that will reveal the incredible truth about his descent, and destiny.

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  • Wolf

    When Seppe turns ten, he's told he suffers from an aggressive cancer in his knee and needs to be hospitalized as soon as possible. During his stay in the hospital, he sinks ever deeper in a depression. When his parents buy him a book on the Sioux Indians, he finds comfort in daydreaming he is a courageous and strong Sioux warrior, and he will find his totem animal, which will give him the strength to fight his disease. Seppe will also befriend a nurse who has Indian ancestors, and who is the only one who does not pity him. Instead she pushes Seppe to his limits and shows him what true friendship is. Wolf is a story of courage, friendship and finding strength in places where life is truly difficult.

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  • Lilly and the Flower Elves

    Only once every half century, king Brumberry and queen Elfeline of the flower elves bless a human child with the ability to visit the World of Haze (the elves world). The child needs to have all elf features: a pointy nose, pointy ears and almond shaped eyes, but above all an extra ordinary love for the beauty of nature.

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Ulf and the Sword of Thor

Ulf, a thirteen year old Viking boy, lives in a wealthy Viking village next to a majestic Norwegian fjord, in the year 988 AD. The men of the village regularly raid the coastal villages of England, and Ulf looks forward to the day he can join them. Strong, smart, brave and with his heart in the right place, he outshines all his peers in battle and courage. Legend even has it that Ulf was blessed by the god Odin at his birth, when two ravens flew in the house and perched on his birth bed the night he was born.
When the man Ulf knows as his father dies, he becomes the master of the house, and his mother gives him a sword, which Ulf names Thyrfing. On the night that the priestess Nana blesses the sword, a bolt of lightning burns mysterious rune signs on to thyrfing's blade. Although both Ulf's mother and the priestess can read runes, they are reluctant to tell Ulf what the runes mean. Ulf will only find out the incredible truth of his heritage, when he discovers what the runes say.
In the meantime, Ulf faces the challenge of trying to save his grandfather's honor. Steinar, who was once a famous and undefeated warrior, is dying in bed, and can never be welcomed to Odin's Valhalla if he does not die in battle. When Steinar asks Ulf to kill him in a fight, the old warrior unknowingly sets in motion a chain of events which will eventually lead to Ulf meeting Thor, the god of thunder and lightning. At the same time, the young Viking is haunted by an impossible love interest, as he falls in love with a slave girl. Ulf tries to win the slave girl in the Midsummer games, but to his dismay, he is betrayed by his best friend. This betrayal leads to a surprising and dramatic event which takes place in front of the whole village.
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Wolf

When Seppe turns ten, he's told he suffers from an aggressive cancer in his knee and needs to be hospitalized as soon as possible. During his stay in the hospital, he sinks ever deeper in a depression. When his parents buy him a book on the Sioux Indians, he finds comfort in daydreaming he is a courageous and strong Sioux warrior, and he will find his totem animal, which will give him the strength to fight his disease. Seppe will also befriend a nurse who has Indian ancestors, and who is the only one who does not pity him. Instead she pushes Seppe to his limits and shows him what true friendship is. Wolf is a story of courage, friendship and finding strength in places where life is truly difficult.

Wolf won the 1. prize as best children book in the category from 10 to 12 year at Jeugd Jury Vlaanderen 2011
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Lilly and the Flower Elves

Lilly and the Flower Elves

Only once every half century, king Brumberry and queen Elfeline of the flower elves bless a human child with the ability to visit the World of Haze (the elves world). The child needs to have all elf features: a pointy nose, pointy ears and almond shaped eyes, but above all an extra ordinary love for the beauty of nature.
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About The Author

Mrs Sophie Swerts Knudsen Published Author

Sophie was born in Lichtaart, Belgium and went to school in the local village. From a very young age, she loved to write fairytales and dreamt of becoming an author (or a superstar, but that was a bit difficult)! She wrote short stories and fables in her newly learnd hand writing and collected them in her secret stories file. However, it would only be when Sophie turned 32, she would write and publish her first Lilli and the Flower Elves , a fairytale about the world of the flower elves, trolls and evil witches.
Sophie studied 'translator studies in English, Italian and Dutch' at the Lessius Institute in Antwerp. As soon as she graduated, she moved to California where she began to work for American Tours International, the US's biggest tour operator who offer two-three week tours throughout the USA and Canada. With Sophie as a guide telling stories about the s history, geography, ethnic population, religion, and everything else related to the country, tourists from all over the world enjoyed their holidays in the States.
In 2009, Sophie wrote her success story 'Wolf', which, in 2010, won the first prize in Kinder-en Jeugd Jury Vlaanderen. So far, the book has only been published in Dutch and has had 4 editions; approximately 50.000 books were printed in Flanders, Belgium alone.
Quite recently, in 2013, Sophie finished her third book 'Ulf and the Sword of Thor'. The story line is set in around 1000 AD, the days of the Viking raids.
For the past 17 years, Sophie and her family (Danish husband Jesper, and two daughters Nele and Nikki) have lived in the suburbs of Copenhagen. Sophie teaches English at the University of Copenhagen. Sophie travels home to Belgium quite frequently not to lose touch with her roots, but also because she wants her daughters to be close to her family in Belgium. In her spare time, Sophie loves writing, reading gardening and being with her family.

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  • Dit is een boek dat kinderen iets vertelt over hoe kinderen die kanker hebben, zich voelen. Op zich een heel mooi boek maar daardoor is het verhaal soms ook triestig.Ik dacht dat het over een wolf ging maar had het mis.Het verhaal ging dus over Seppe en zijn totemdier: de wolf.In het ziekenhuis komt Seppe te weten wat totemdieren voor de Indianen betekenen en krijgt hij weer kracht om te vechten tegen die vervelende ziekte en zo komt hij er terug bovenop..

    - Hanne De Schutter
  • De titel en de kaft passen een beetje bij hetboek. Ik heb het trieste varhaal een beetje graag gelezen. Seppe gedraagt zich als een jongen van 10.De stukken over de Indianen vond ik leuk.Ik zou het boek aanraden aan kinderen die het moeilijk hebben.

    - Fien Thibo
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