The Vikings by Marcia Williams – Book Review
Raiders, Traders and Adventurers
Author – Marcia Williams
Publisher – Walker Books
Pages – 32
Released – 5th August 2021
ISBN-13 – 978-1406394528
Format – paperback, hardcover
Rating – 5 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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Travel back in time to the amazing world of the Vikings with award-winning author-illustrator Marcia Williams.
Meet legendary warriors, daring explorers and clever kings in this colourful introduction to the Vikings. Join Marcia Williams and discover incredible stories of Viking raids, voyages of discovery and conquered kingdoms. Told in comic-strip style and packed with jokes and facts, this is the perfect guide to the Viking world.
Review by Stacey
If your child goes to school (UK) then at some point they are going to learn about the Vikings. My first encounter with them was in my history class in the first year of high school, but if I remember rightly my children learned about them at primary school.
The Vikings: Raiders, Traders and Adventurers is a non-fiction book that is not only educational but is also fun, appealing, and is written in an easy-to-understand manner, which in my experience helps a child to absorb the information.
Each page contains a subject relating to the Vikings, you have Loki on the side of the page giving little snippets of information, and across the bottom is a comic strip style section containing extra relevant information.
The book begins with an introduction to the Vikings and then explains about them worshipping and believing in Gods and Goddesses, plus dwarves, dragons, giants, etc. Children who love the Avengers movies will be interested to know where some of the characters come from in history and will be intrigued to learn about who these gods were and what they represented.
The book covers lots of subjects from the Vikings building longboats and setting sail to other lands, to their fighting, trading, and exploring. It also covers how the end of the Viking era came about.
This is an amazing book that holds a wealth of information within its pages. It is interesting, enjoyable, and will keep the reader entertained. It is illustrated with bright, colourful drawings that capture Viking life and give the words meaning.
If you have a child studying the Vikings or going to be doing it soon then this is the book to purchase.