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Sticks Across the Chimney | Viking Stories for Kids | Mystery and Adventure - Alder & Alouette

Sticks Across the Chimney | Viking Mystery & Adventure Tale | Nora Burglong

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The popular middle grade tale, Sticks Across the Chimney by Nora Burglon, is set in the 19th century, but leads us into ancient Viking culture, mystery and excitement.

When young Siri and Erik and their widowed mother buy a deserted farm with an ancient Viking grave mound on the land, they have no idea of the challenges and adventures that await them.

First they must use their wits and humor to survive without money, as well as deal with suspicious townspeople. Later they participate in the mysterious and exciting events that lead to the opening of the mound and the discovery of a rich hoard of ancient Viking treasure.

Sticks across the Chimney was written out of Nora Burglon's deep personal knowledge of Scandinavia, and is perfectly complemented by her Swedish tale The Gate Swings In.



  • Sticks Across the Chimney
  • Written by Nora Burglon and illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg.
  • Published by Pied Piper Press, March 31, 2012. 
  • Ages 9 to 12 years
  • 0.35" H x 9.02" L x 5.98" W (0.51 lbs) 166 pages
  • Softcover
  • Viking Treasure, Scandinavian Culture, Mystery, Adventure, Historical Fiction