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Heroes of the Valley

(2009)
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Halli Sveinsson has grown up in the House of Svein, listening to the legends of the heroes as all his forefathers did. His is a peaceful society where the violence of the past has been outlawed and disputes are settled by the Council.

But young Halli has never quite seemed to fit in with the others. For starters, he was not at all handsome or tall, like his attractive blond siblings. He's stumpy and swarthy, with a quick mind and aptitude for getting in trouble. Bored with the everyday chores and sheep herding, he can't help himself from playing practical jokes on everyone, from Eyjolf the old servant, to his brother and sister. But when he plays a trick on Ragnor of the House of Hakonsson, he goes too far, setting in motion a chain of events that will forever alter his destiny. Because of it, Halli will have to leave home and go on a hero's quest. Along the way, he will encounter highway robbers, terrifying monsters, and a girl who may finally be his match. In the end, he will discover the truth about the legends, his family, and himself.

Jonathan Stroud's new novel is a hero's saga and coming-of-age--as well as a surprising look at what bravery really means.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Stroud conjores up an alluring Viking world where legends intertwine with reality, heroes still matter, and monsters lurk in the darkness." - Rick Riordan


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Hardback Editions

January 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Heroes of the Valley
Author(s): Jonathan Stroud
ISBN: 1-4231-0966-X / 978-1-4231-0966-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
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January 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Heroes of the Valley
Author(s): Jonathan Stroud
ISBN: 0-385-61401-2 / 978-0-385-61401-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Childrens
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Paperback Editions

July 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Heroes of the Valley
Author(s): Jonathan Stroud
ISBN: 1-4231-0967-8 / 978-1-4231-0967-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Heroes of the Valley
Author(s): Jonathan Stroud
ISBN: 0-552-55793-5 / 978-0-552-55793-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Heroes of the Valley
Author(s): Jonathan Stroud
ISBN: 0-552-55794-3 / 978-0-552-55794-8 (UK edition)
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January 2009 : USA Perfect Paperback
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Title: Heroes of the Valley
Author(s): Jonathan Stroud
ISBN: 0-385-61402-0 / 978-0-385-61402-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Audio Editions

January 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Heroes of the Valley
Author(s): Jonathan Stroud
ISBN: 0-7393-8220-9 / 978-0-7393-8220-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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January 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Heroes of the Valley
Author(s): Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: Listening Library
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January 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Heroes of the Valley
Author(s): Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: Listening Library
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January 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Heroes of the Valley
Author(s): Jonathan Stroud
ISBN: 1-84657-731-4 / 978-1-84657-731-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: RHCP Audio
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2000 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Heroes of the Valley
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ISBN: 0-7393-8222-5 / 978-0-7393-8222-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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December 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Heroes of the Valley
Author(s): Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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December 2008 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Heroes of the Valley
Author(s): Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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December 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Heroes of the Valley
Author(s): Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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Kindle Editions

January 2009 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Heroes of the Valley
Author(s): Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: RHCP Digital
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