A thousand years ago when the Vikings roamed the seas, led by their Norse gods, there lived a man in Norway called Erik the Red. He was able and strong but his temper was wild, and after a fight he was banned from Norway. So he sailed to Iceland. There he built a farm, found a wife, and lived in peace for a while. But then he began to quarrel and fight again, and it wasn't long before he had to flee from Iceland, too. Now Erik sailed off into the unknown sea toward the setting sun, and there behind a wall of ice he found a new land... Erik the Red had three sons. The one was called Torstein, the second Torvald, and the third was called Leif. And this is the story of Leif, Erik's son, who sailed with his father to Greenland, and who later sailed still farther west and found there the continent of America. Originally published in 1941, this oversized book is beautifully illustrated. Recommended for ages 4 to 11.
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Review 1 for Beautiful Feet Books: Leif the Lucky
Date:September 19, 2008
My 8-year-old loved this book! He wanted to sit down and read the whole book cover to cover, however, instead of in segments as his textbook assigned it. That caused a small conflict between us. But it was very informative as well as interesting. The illustrations were captivating. My son found himself wanting to be Leif's friend, and go exploring with him.