Vikings

Laura Buller

Book - 2006

A humorous look at the Vikings, from daily life to exploring and pillaging.

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Series
History dudes
Subjects
Published
London ; New York : DK Pub 2006.
Language
English
Item Description
"Dudes from the past tell it like it was"--Cover.
Physical Description
63 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes index.
ISBN
9780756629403
0756629403
Main Author
Laura Buller (-)
Other Authors
Rich Cando (illustrator)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 4 Up— These two entries in a new series cover the daily lives, religions, societies, governments, and cultures of the ancient Egyptians and the Vikings. Brief biographies of notables such as Rameses the Great (Egyptians ) and Leif Erikson (Vikings ) are included, along with made-up "dudes" like Bjorn the Berserk (included to explain the infamous Viking warriors known as berserkers). Illustrated by a comic strip/animation artist, both books use a cartoon format. The lively, often irreverent texts, full of puns and slang, will engage young readers, though the small font used in many places makes them hard to read. Both volumes include explanations of their respective pantheons and information about writing systems-hieroglyphics in Egyptians and runes in Vikings . Unfortunately, there is no bibliography. Still, Cando's expressive, brightly colored comic characters are sure to entice many a dude to pick these books up-don't expect them to stay on the shelves.—Robin L. Gibson, Granville Parent Cooperative Preschool, OH [Page 214]. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A humorous look at the Vikings, from daily life to exploring and pillaging.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Each irreverent but informative book takes the reader on a journey through a key event, theme, or period in world history, with explanatory reference spreads, comic strips, and interviews with historical dudes along the way.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Presents a humorous look at the history and civilization of the Vikings, discussing their settlements in the Scandanavian countries, their explorations into Greenland and Iceland, their village life, mythology. and their practice of raiding the European coastline.