Leif Eriksson: Viking Explorer of the New World

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Did Leif Eriksson, a Viking explorer, travel from Greenland to modern day Canada in the 11th century, beating Christopher Columbus by nearly 400 years? According to stories from the time, Leif Eriksson established a Norse settlement at Vinland, which has been tentatively identified as L'Anse aux Meadows, a Norse site on the northern tip of the island of Newfoundland, Canada. Follow along as author Cheryl L. DeFries tells the story of the Vikings and their legendary leader, Leif ...

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Overview

Did Leif Eriksson, a Viking explorer, travel from Greenland to modern day Canada in the 11th century, beating Christopher Columbus by nearly 400 years? According to stories from the time, Leif Eriksson established a Norse settlement at Vinland, which has been tentatively identified as L'Anse aux Meadows, a Norse site on the northern tip of the island of Newfoundland, Canada. Follow along as author Cheryl L. DeFries tells the story of the Vikings and their legendary leader, Leif Eriksson.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Victoria Vogel
The Great Explorers of the World series is a useful presentation of the accomplishments of some of the notable explorers of history. Leif Ericksson: Viking Explorer of the New World provides some interesting stories from the Vikings' family history. Readers will be intrigued by the folklore and legends. The mystery behind Ericksson's discovery of America is explored briefly, as well as his impact on navigation, law, and culture. Photographs of Viking artifacts bring provide an interesting glimpse into the past. Captain Cook: Great Explorer of the Pacific provides a harrowing and enlightening account of Cook's discoveries. The positive and negative impacts of his discoveries on the native people of Australia, New Zealand, and the Hawaiian islands are discussed objectively. Cook is portrayed as an intelligent and thoughtful man who regretted some of these negative impacts. Each volume is well organized, with text that is easy to read. Both contain wonderful illustrations, maps, and concise time lines of the explorers' lives. The opening chapters grab the readers' attention and entice them to read on. This series would serve as a useful resource for middle and elementary school students and may inspire them to read further. (Great Explorers of the World) Reviewer: Victoria Vogel
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598451269
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Series: Great Explorers of the World Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 990,701
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

The World of the Vikings Map 4

1 Who Discovered North America? 6

2 Leif Eriksson's Family Tree 18

3 Leif Eriksson's First Voyage 48

4 A Major Discovery 60

5 Viking Contributions 80

6 Recognition of Leif Eriksson's Accomplishments 88

Explorer Timeline 100

Chapter Notes 102

Glossary 107

Further Reading and Internet addresses 109

Index 110

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  • Posted February 4, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    I got this book for my 9 year old for a book report for school. It is a great book, has lots and lots of information. It is easy for kids to read and understand. I would recommend this book for any child that picks Leif Ericksson as a biography. It is not just for younger children, it has a big age range.

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  • Posted March 3, 2010

    Extremely Detailed, Informative and Educational

    This book is one of the best books I have read regarding Leif Ericksson and the Viking Era. The book was educational, informative and extremely detailed. It is apparent from the details of the book that the author, Cheryl L DeFries, did extensive research on Lief Ericksson and the Viking Era. The book was easy to read and flowed from one subject to the other. The pictures accompanying the storyline were fantastic. I highly recommend this book to all.

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