Author: Elizabeth Janeway
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Paperback
Period: 10th-11th century, Vikings; Non-fiction
A Landmark Book
Eric the Red founded a new country 1,000 years ago--Greenland. Then his son Leif itched for adventures of his own. He had heard tales of another huge continent to the west. With only the stars to guide him, young Leif sailed off in his wooden ship. Drawing on the powerful Norse sagas, Elizabeth Janeway tells the true stories of Eric, Leif, and the other daring Vikings who journeyed to North America--and their attempts to settle in that rich new land.
Other Landmark Books:
Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House, American Revolution, As Far As the Eye Can Reach: Lewis & Clark's Westward Quest, Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia, California Gold Rush, Genghis Khan and Mongul Hordes, Gettysburg, Joan of Arc, Landing of the Pilgrims, Leonardo da Vinci, The Magna Charta (used with the Beautiful Feet curriculum), The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, The Pioneers Go West, The Story of Thomas A. Edison, The Witchcraft of Salem Village, and The Wright Brothers: Pioneers of American Aviation.