Children's Literature - Greg M. RomaneckIn the eighth century a series of raids began that struck fear in the hearts of many Englishmen. In those years, trim ships with dragonheads carved on their bows would slip into English harbors. From them, helmeted warriors surged forth, wreaking havoc on all they encountered. These "Northmen" were savage in their ferocity and plundered their way across much of the English coast. History would label these fighting men as Vikings, and many of them came from the nation featured in this chapter in the "Cultures of the World" series. Norway has become far more than just the homeland of one branch of the Vikings. As the authors of this illustrated book note, Norway is also one of the most progressive nations in the world. Universal health care, equal opportunities for learning, state-supported pension funds, and a solid commitment to environmentally sound policies all mark Norway as a nation of people with a dedication to social justice. Likewise, Norwegians demonstrate a gusto for living that stands out. It is the story of Norway and its people, places, and things that is outlined in this fine book. As is the case with many of the books in this series, Norway is a work that will augment youngsters' knowledge of and appreciation for this nation and its people.
School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 5-9Three series titles that give a full picture of the geography, history, government, economy, people, religion, food, and other facets of their respective countries. Although they have the same chapter titles, the details presented are very different according to the unique characteristics of each country. All three books describe changes in life style from traditional times to our information age. Organization is clear and user friendly. Fine-quality, full-color photographs and reproductions draw readers in and help to hold their interest. Captions, maps, a flag, index, bibliography, glossary, a recipe, and quick notes make these selections welcome additions for report writers. They provide more detail than Norway...in Pictures (1990), Taiwan...in Pictures (1991), and Belgium...in Pictures (1991, all Lerner).Sandra L. Doggett, Urbana High School, Walkersville, MD
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This book was wonderful! I used it for my 6th Grade Country Scrapbook, and it gave me all the information I needed. It was awesome!