Viking origins of our days’ names revealed in new children’s picture book bursting with color

Viking tales of Woden, Thor, Frigg, Saturn and more fill the newest full-color, hardcover children’s picture book from Lee Cuesta Books. Pre-publication Advance Reading Copies and Complimentary Review Copies are now available.
By: Lee Cuesta Enterprises and Associates
PORTLAND, Ore. - June 30, 2015 - PRLog -- Viking tales of Woden, Thor, Frigg, Saturn and more fill the newest full-color, hardcover children’s picture book from Lee Cuesta Books.  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.

Midwest Book Review already provides advance praise for Seven Viking Days:  “a gorgeous presentation of Viking vignettes that will interest adults as well as children.”  The story 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.

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,,

The illustrations are not childish cartoons.  Instead, each page is a work of art.  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.”

Several Launch Day events will be celebrated on the book’s publication date, featuring a Viking costume contest, 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 it from  Review copies in eProof format  are also available by contacting  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.

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