Mystery History of a Viking Longboat

Mystery History of a Viking Longboat

by Fred Finney, Roger Hutchins, Mike Bell, Rob Shone
     
 

What do you want to know about the Roman Colosseum or a Trojan horse? Play the games, solve the puzzles, wind your way through mazes, and find out in these entertaining explorations of the mysteries of history. See more details below

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What do you want to know about the Roman Colosseum or a Trojan horse? Play the games, solve the puzzles, wind your way through mazes, and find out in these entertaining explorations of the mysteries of history.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Melinda Medley Sprinkle
For a Viking, the vast open sea was the doorway to great adventures. The fierce and courageous Vikings braved the seas in their ships known as longboats. They used them for travel, to obtain nourishment, and to searching for new land on which to settle. The history of the ancient Viking world is told through mazes, puzzles, and brainteasers. Journey with these brave men and women as they develop trading communities, and adventure with them on their dangerous pursuit for new places to live. Be on the lookout for out-of-the ordinary items that shouldn't be present. Students will be enthralled with the rough-and-tough life of Viking navigation and exploration. An index of Viking terms and an answer key to the puzzles are also provided. Others in the "Mystery History" series are Roman Colosseum, Trojan Horse, Medieval Castle, Pirate Galleon, and Pharaoh's Tomb.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-6These books, like many CD-ROMs, attempt to use games as a way to teach history. In addition to puzzles and simple guessing games, children must find clues to solve a murder mystery and locate out-of-place objects in the illustrations. But whereas youngsters can just point and click on a computer, in these books, they need to turn pages, skip sections, and even turn the books upside down. Finding clues in illustrations is a great idea, but only when the pictures are large enough to be seen. Locating objects here is like looking for a lost grain of sand in the Sahara. And the mechanics are just part of the problem. The information the questions ask is not always provided in the book, so readers must guess at the answers. Also, the crisscross of games and facts complicates one's abilities to separate history from fiction. It's a shame, because there are some good factoids in both books. But the poor organization of these titles makes them frustrating to use and hard to recommend.Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761306016
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Series:
Mystery History... Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.69(w) x 11.54(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
8 Years

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