So You Want to be a Viking

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So You Want to Be a Viking? is a fun book to read, and it is full of information about who Vikings were, what they did, and what their lives were like. Kate, Eddie, and Angus are kids who decide to investigate Viking life at the library. They are characters who comment on everything from Scandinavian food to battle skills. Every page has funny cartoon illustrations. There are jokes like ‘Bjorn battle ready.’ Vikings had good weapons. Rich families gave their children real weapons when they were about ten years old! Vikings also went on many raids to steal food or treasure. It tells about Viking medicine, and what happens to Vikings when they die if they don’t get to Valhalla.

In the back of the book is a map of Viking travel, a glossary, an index, and even a page of Norwegian runes! There are quizzes so you can choose the right Viking chieftain, a list of popular raiding destinations in northern Europe, and advice to get ready for battle. Kids who are interested in history, who like facts and battles, will really enjoy this funny book.

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Author None
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 96 pages
Publisher Thames & Hudson
Publish Date 2019-09-03
ISBN 9780500651841
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Issue October 2019
Category Tweens


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