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  • The Viking

    Marti Talbott

    language (M T Creations, July 23, 2010)
    At not quite fifteen, Stefan’s father finally let him board the longship Sja Vinna to take part in his first Viking raid. Yet, the battle was not at all what he expected, and he soon found himself alone and stranded in Scotland. Thirteen-year-old Kannak’s problem was just as grave. Her father deserted them and the only way to survive, she decided, was to take a husband over her mother‘s objections. Suddenly she was helping a hated Viking escape. Could Kannak successfully hide a Viking in the middle of a Scottish Clan? And why was someone plotting to kill the clan's beloved laird? ----This book is suitable for ages 14 and above.
  • The Vikings

    Else Roesdahl, Susan M. Margeson, Kirsten Williams

    Paperback (Penguin Books, Feb. 13, 2018)
    Thoroughly updated and with a new foreword "The Viking Age is shot through with the spirit of adventure. For 300 years, from just before AD800 until well into the eleventh century, the Vikings affected almost every region accessible to their ships, and left traces that are still part of life today." Far from being just "wild, barbaric, axe-wielding pirates," the Vikings created complex social institutions, oversaw the coming of Christianity to Scandinavia, and made a major impact on European history through trade, travel, and far-flung consolidation. This encyclopedic study brings together the latest research on Viking art, burial customs, class divisions, jewelry, kingship, poetry, and family life. The result is a rich and compelling picture of an extraordinary civilization.
  • The Vikings

    David Angus, Joe Marsh, Naxos AudioBooks

    Audiobook (Naxos AudioBooks, June 14, 2011)
    Between the 8th and 11th centuries, Vikings stormed out of their Scandinavian homelands to raid and loot along the coasts of Europe. In old Norse, to "go viking" meant to take to sea in a long ship for an adventure. Sometimes this was a trading trip, sometimes a piratical raid. Often it was both. Explorers and traders, warriors and poets, they ranged between Byzantium in the south and ventured as far as Iceland and even North America. Their fame lives on. This entertaining and informative account was written especially for Naxos AudioBooks by David Angus, author of Great Explorers of the World, Great Inventors, and other spoken-word histories.
  • The Vikings

    Elizabeth Janeway

    Paperback (Beautiful Feet Books, Dec. 14, 2010)
    Leif Erickson came from a long line of Viking seafarers-men who for hundreds of years had sailed the Atlantic, North Sea, the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and everything in between. Whether sailing for trade, plunder, or in search of new lands to settle, the mysteries of seafaring were second nature to the Vikings. Their knowledge of the stars, and their sleek and seaworthy vessels took them swiftly and safely where they wanted to go. So it was not surprising that when just a young man, Leif determined to sail unaided from Greenland to Norway to meet the famous king Olaf Tryggvesson. And later when he learned there were lands to the west of Greenland, he didn't hesitate to voyage there to explore this unknown land. It was the saga of Leif's discovery and settlement attempts in North America that later convinced Columbus that the Atlantic Ocean could be crossed and that lands lay in the direction of the setting sun. Part of the original Landmark series of books for young people, The Vikings tells the remarkable story of the intrepid Leif Erickson and his important and exciting adventures as a seafaring Viking.
  • The Vikings

    Robert Wernick

    eBook (New Word City, Inc., Feb. 23, 2014)
    In the eighth century, The Vikings, the water-borne warriors of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, conquered much of the British Isles. They pillaged the coast of France, pushed inland to sack Paris, and seized Normandy. Sweeping south down the great rivers of central Europe, they overwhelmed the Slavs of Russia, captured Kiev, and clashed with the people of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire.In all this, the Vikings took untold treasures, but they weren't just barbarians, content to plunder and burn. They were builders of cities, founders of states, writers of poetry, and makers of laws. The Vikings also were bold and tenacious explorers who ventured across oceans to discover new territories - including the New World. Indeed, not since the golden age of the Roman Empire had any people so powerfully influenced the Western world. Here, from award-winning journalist Robert Wernick, is their dramatic story.
  • The Vikings

    Else Roesdahl, Kirsten Williams, Susan Margeson

    eBook (Penguin, April 30, 1998)
    Far from being just 'wild, barbaric, axe-wielding pirates', the Vikings created complex social institutions, oversaw the coming of Christianity to Scandinavia and made a major impact on European history through trade, travel and far-flung consolidation. This encyclopedic study brings together the latest research on Viking art, burial customs, class divisions, jewellery, kingship, poetry and family life. The result is a rich and compelling picture of an extraordinary civilisation.
  • Vikings

    Adrienne Lee, Cynthia Martin

    eBook (Capstone Press, Dec. 21, 2015)
    The Vikings were some of the most feared warriors of their time and for good reason. These fierce warriors sailed the high seas in longships to raid unsuspecting towns across Europe. Get all the facts about these brutal fighters, including the reasons they fought, the weapons they used, and their most well known battles.
  • The Vikings

    Robert Wernick

    Hardcover (Time-Life Books, March 15, 1979)
    Seafarers Time Life book of the sea history
  • The Three Vikings

    Adam Auerbach

    Hardcover (Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), March 12, 2019)
    Three Vikings set out on a daring quest in this thoughtful picture book that shines a light on teamwork and individuality by Ezra Jack Keats Honor-winning creator Adam Auerbach.Three Vikings were dreaming of Valhalla: an enchanted land full of possibility where only the strongest and bravest can enter. The littlest Viking is neither the strongest nor the bravest, though he is the most creative. Can a gentle, musical Viking really survive the treacherous road to Valhalla? This mythical tale celebrates teamwork, acceptance, the power of music, and the art of storytelling.Christy Ottaviano Books
  • The Vikings

    Elizabeth Janeway, Henry C. Pitz

    Hardcover (Random House, Aug. 16, 1951)
    Tight spine, clean pages, good cover, NO dust jacket. READY TO SHIP TODAY! Proceeds benefit non-profit outreach.
  • The Vikings

    J.M. Clements

    Hardcover (Sterling, Oct. 1, 2007)
    Amazing interactive features and a wealth of information transport you to the days when the Vikings ruled the seas!The first adventure in the exciting new Lost Worlds series!For more than two hundred years, during the Vikings’ heyday, all Europe shivered in fear at their terrifying approach. This lavishly illustrated and interactive book explains why. It illuminates every aspect of Viking history and culture, from their legends and lore to their journeys of exploration and their discovery of America five hundred years before Columbus. Most exciting of all, the volume contains dozens of special features to heighten the experience, with sound chips (including someone speaking in Anglo-Saxon against a background of thunderstorms), gatefolds featuring a Viking map, a cut-through illustration of a longship, a depiction of the Bayeux tapestry showing the Normans attacking England, five embossed Runestone concertina “booklets” that actually allow you to feel the inscriptions on the page, and accounts of Viking legends re-imagined by some of Europe’s premier fantasy artists. As readers enjoy poring through the book, they’ll find out exactly who the Vikings were, why they left their homeland, how they waged war, and what weapons they used. The attractive design incorporates authentic Norse design motifs throughout.
  • Who Were the Vikings ?

    Jane Chisholm, Struan Reid, David Cuzik

    Paperback (USBORNE CAT ANG, March 31, 2016)
    Who Were the Vikings