The Littlest Viking
by Sandi Toksvig (2008)
When Amber, the littlest Viking, set out from Scandinavia to seek her fortune she must have got lost on her way! Now she’s in Pegwell Bay with no one but her pet squirrel for company. When Katie, Gary and Joshua find her stranded on the beach, they decide to look after her. Now there’s a Viking living in their garden!
When a small girl lands on your beach claiming to be a 1,000 year old Viking, you may question her, check her DNA and report her to the authorities. But the children who find her don’t. They just accept her as one of their own (with a few quirks).
It’s a short, rather charming story of and for children about an outsider that come in, changes things then leaves.