Encounters with the Past: Meet the Vikings

Encounters with the Past: Meet the Vikings
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Genres: History, My Non-Fiction
ASIN: 1445151642
ISBN: 9781445151649

This book will transport you back to Viking times where you will meet people from all walks of life.

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About the Book

What was life really like for the Vikings? How did they interact socially? What medicines did they use? What did they think about the world they lived in, religion and other peoples? Using recreation photography and images of real historical artefacts this book will help readers ‘meet’ all kinds of Vikings, from the thrall (or slave) to the various craftspeople, farmers and even some viking children playing games. Journey tot he past and begin to understand what life would have been like in this fascinating and historically-rich time.

Perfect for upper KS2 children studying some of the key historical periods.Encounters with the Past is a series of six books designed to engage children directly with history. A loose narrative structure and Q&A format helps the reader flow through the books, uncovering fascinating facts and the thoughts and ideas of the time.

About the Author
Alex Woolf

Alex Woolf is a published author of over seventy books, both fiction and non-fiction, mainly for children and young adults. His non-fiction encompasses a whole variety of subjects, from science and the natural world to politics and social issues, but his favourite subject is history. By far his biggest work to date is his Short History of the World, which has sold over 50,000 copies in the English-speaking world and been translated into seven different languages since it first appeared in 2008.

His fiction writing credits include a science fiction trilogy, 'Chronosphere' (2011/12), and a gothic Victorian detective novel 'Aldo Moon and the Case of the Ghost at Gravewood Hall' (2013), described by best-selling crime writer Peter James as 'a real delight, witty, ghostly and at times deliciously ghastly.' His horror novel, 'Soul Shadows', was published in 2013 by Curious Fox and has been shortlisted for the RED Book Award of 2014. Alex is a regular author for Fiction Express, online publishers of interactive stories for schools. He writes a chapter a week, and children vote on how the story should continue. 2014 sees the release of 'Iron Sky: Dread Eagle', his first foray into the world of steampunk.

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