Customer Reviews for


Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted September 22, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    A fun, fact-filled book

    Iceland, located in Europe, is its "second-largest island." If you look on the map in this book you can easily see that it is surrounded by water, you can locate, volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, several cities, and you'll be able to point out its capital city, Reykjavik. You can see that it lies just below the Arctic Circle. An explorer named the country, Iceland, after spending a "long and icy winter there." It is a windy, rainy country, but also a very beautiful one. During the summer months "the sun can be seen almost all night," but during the winter there may be as little as two hours of sunlight each day. Iceland has been dubbed the "Land of Fire and Ice" because there are numerous "fiery volcanoes" and large inland glacial areas. Another unusual feature of the country is the many hot springs that dot the land. Among the many animals Iceland can claim are puffins, arctic foxes, seals, whales, and the sturdy Icelandic horse. Do you believe in trolls and elves? Some Icelanders do and in fact you will get to see a picture of a large rock in Grundarfjorour where some believe that elves live. There are many interesting things you'll learn about Iceland. You'll learn a bit about its history, where the people came from, their religion, the language, its literature, art, music, how people are named, you'll learn about the importance of family life, their foods, industry, education, their holidays, and you'll learn about their favorite sports. Do you know what glima is? If not, you may not know as much about Iceland as you thought you did. This is an excellent and very interesting overview of Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice. Most children who open the pages of this book will become instantly drawn to this fascinating country. There are numerous well-chosen photographs that bring the text to life. For example, we are treated to a photograph of an active volcano on the island of Heimaey that is billowing smoke into the air. There are several sidebars that add quite a bit of information that is not only informative, but fun. One of these is a short listing of familiar "Family Words" along with a pronunciation guide. In the back of the book is some information on Ireland's flag, some "Fast Facts," an index, a glossary, and additional recommended book and website resources to explore. Quill says: If you'd like a delightful whirlwind tour of Iceland, this is a fun, fact-filled journey you'll definitely enjoy!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1