What did the Vikings do for me?

by Raum, Elizabeth.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Children Non-Fiction child rm J 948 Rau
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
 
Collection  Children Non-Fiction
 
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Children Non Fiction J 948 Raum
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
 
Collection  Children Non Fiction
 
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 948 Rau
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 948 R19
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Summary
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.
Contents
What did the Vikings do for me?
Who were the Vikings?
What was Viking society like?
How did the Vikings build ships?
Who were the Viking raiders?
What new worlds did the Vikings explore?
Where are the Vikings today?

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Children will likely know the Vikings primarily as marauding warriors, and although 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 hotheaded culture.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Linking the past and present.
Subjects Vikings -- Juvenile literature.
Civilization, Modern -- Ancient influences -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Chicago, Ill. :Heinemann Library,2011
Audience Ages: 008-010.
Grade level: 3-5.
Lexile: 870.
Language English
Description 32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
ISBN 9781432937454
1432937456
9781432937522 (pbk.)
1432937529 (pbk.)
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