Leif Eriksson

Norwegian Explorer

From the Set Explorers and Frontiersmen

A brief introduction to the life and accomplishments of the Norwiegan explorer Lief Eriksson.

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  • Son ofErik the Red
  • Exploring Greenland
  • A Voyage to Vinland
  • Life after Vinland
  • Time Line
  • Glossary Terms
  • For Further Information
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Dewey 92
Lexile
ATOS Reading Level 4.4
Guided Reading Level Q
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781614734680
Copyright 2013
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

A noteworthy review of Our People from School Library Journal on December 1, 2002

This concise biography of Eriksson and history of Viking exploration and discovery presents the most popular current version of events. The authors minimize the role of Vikings as berserkers, emphasizing instead their settlements, civic organization, and family life. Enough background is provided to place the events in world history. The writing is clear, although there is some fictionalizing of emotions and thoughts, which adds a touch of color to the story. Full-page inserts between chapters highlight specific information, such as ‘Erik the Red’ and ‘Scandinavian Names.’ The color illustrations include archival art and photos of the beautiful landscape, artifacts, and archaeological remains. Readers wishing to follow up on the settlements will enjoy Matti A. Pitkanen and Reijo Harkonen’s The Grandchildren of the Vikings (Carolrhoda, 1995). This new book will be heavily used by report writers and enjoyed by nonfiction readers.

A noteworthy review of Our People from Midwest Book Review on November 1, 2002

This series provides historical biographies introducing major American peoples and their achievements. Children will find these inviting, with each holding 32 pages of biographical coverage paired with color photos and American history. These are promising wide-ranging references for young readers. Each promises extensive reference materials all geared to the younger, elementary-level student.

Author: Cynthia Klingel

Cindy Klingel has been writing for The Child's World for more than 15 years. She also writes under the name C. Ann Fitterer. Most recently, Cindy has co-written more than 70 Child's World books with Bob Noyed. Cindy and Bob have written books in the Wonder Books Phonics Readers series, the Wonder Books Nonfiction series and the Spirit of America Our Presidents series. They also helped to develop The Spirit of America publishing program, which began in fall 2001. Cindy also helped to develop the Wonder Books publishing program. Cindy was born in Mankato, Minnesota. She lived for a short time in Minneapolis, where she worked in publishing. The rest of the time, she has lived in Mankato, which she believes is a great place to grow up! As a child, Cindy loved reading, writing and playing with friends. She enjoyed playing sports, especially softball and football! She also loved to dance. She was a dance student and then teacher for 17 years! In third grade, Cindy won an award in a national publishing contest sponsored by a large publishing company. It was then that she decided she would be an author when she grew up. In college, Cindy studied English and elementary education. Although she was interested in many things, she loved working with students. So she graduated with degrees in teaching. Cindy has been a public school educator for almost 20 years. She has worked for a Minnesota school district as a high school English teacher, an elementary teacher and is currently a curriculum director. She loves children's literature and makes regular visits to the children's section in bookstores and libraries. Cindy lives in Minnesota with her two daughters. When she is not working or busy being a mom, she can be found digging in one of her gardens, spending time with her many friends or with her nose in a good book.