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Leif Eriksson: Viking Explorer of the New World

Leif Eriksson: Viking Explorer of the New World

by Cheryl L. DeFries
     
 

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

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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 Eriksson.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598451269
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Series:
Great Explorers of the World Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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