Everything Vikings

Nadia Higgins

Book - 2015

Provides information about Vikings, discussing their physical characteristics, how they lived, how they fought, who their Gods were, and how they globalized the world.

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Series
Everything series (Washington, D.C.)
Subjects
Published
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic [2015]
Edition
1st edition
Language
English
Physical Description
63 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm
Audience
Ages 8-12.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781426320774
1426320779
Main Author
Nadia Higgins (-)
Other Authors
Andrew Jennings (-)
  • Meet the Vikings
  • Viking Life
  • Gods and Men
  • Viking Games.
Review by Booklist Reviews

This inviting celebration of Viking life and culture will satisfy the information needs of researchers while also piquing the interest of casual browsers and burgeoning historians. Graphics-rich two-page spreads present charts, graphs, lists, time lines, and accessible essays, all set off by inviting fonts and borders, full-color photographs, and detailed illustrations. A feisty Viking sensibility pervades throughout, inviting readers to ride with Valkyries, seize new vocabulary by the horns, and think like a Viking as they tackle content. Four chapters ("Meet the Vikings," "Viking Life," "Gods and Men," "Viking Games") present traditional background information alongside updated, current reports on ongoing excavations and evolving theories that confirm or debunk existing stereotypes. Historical reenactments and pop-culture references help make content relevant, as do interactive features that allow readers to determine which Viking god they are most like, create a saga-worthy nickname, decipher runes, or choose how to settle a dispute. This addition to the National Geographic Everything series should prove to be popular, and it will definitely not disappoint Thor and Avengers fans. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Hats with horns, flying dragons...you may think you know everything there is to know about Vikings, but think again! With stunning visuals and energetic, impactful design, and full of fun facts and surprises, readers won't stop until they've learned everything about Vikings.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Hats with horns, flying dragons...you may think you know everything there is to know about Vikings, but think again! With stunning visuals and energetic, impactful design, and full of fun facts and surprises, readers won't stop until they've learned everything about Vikings.