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What Did the Vikings Do for Me?
This title covers these subjects: Vikings., Modern civilization., Scandinavia -- History.
What Did the Vikings Do for Me?
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What Did the Vikings Do for Me?

From longships to clinker ships to a national assembly, Vikings continue to influence all aspects of contemporary life. Read this book to find out more about how we encounter links to the ancient world every day.

Reading LevelGrades 3-6
Interest LevelGrades 3-6
Lexile Level870L
ATOS Level5.1
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #137257
BrandHeinemann InfoSearch
Page Dimensions7 1/2" x 9 7/16"
Page Count32
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $35.99 School/Library Price

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Booklist - Ian Chipman

"Children will likely know the Vikings primarily as marauding warriors, and while they won’t stop thinking that after reading this title in the Linking Past to Present series they will also have a nicely balanced understanding of the other significant aspects and lasting impact of their civilization. Small chunks of text, usually a paragraph per page, sit alongside a grab bag of digital illustrations, maps, paintings, and photographs to cover different aspects of Viking culture, from daily life and farming to shipbuilding and exploration to, of course, raiding and berserking. The bottom of each spread features a "Then . . ." and ". . . Now" section that touches on such finer points as how Vikings were the first to use juries of peers (called things), how much of our vocabulary is derived from Viking words, and the remarkably progressive role of women in their society, which took the rest of the Western world centuries to catch up with. Key dates, a glossary, and a handful of resources close out this even-keeled look at a notoriously hot headed culture.— Ian Chipman Booklist 10/1/2010" - Booklist

October 1, 2010

Elizabeth Raum

Elizabeth Raum

Elizabeth Raum has written over two-dozen nonfiction books for young readers, including a biography of Louis Armstrong for Capstone Press. Over the years, she has worked as a middle school and high school English teacher, an elementary school librarian, and a college library director. Elizabeth Raum has written many nonfiction books for children. Two of her Capstone You Choose books, Orphan Trains: An Interactive History Adventure (2011) and Can You Survive Storm Chasing? (2012), are Junior Library Guild selections. Elizabeth lives in Michigan with her husband, Richard.

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