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Voyage with the Vikings

Focus on the Family Presents: The Imagination Station
By Marianne Hering and Paul McCusker
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

351 Executive Drive
Carol Stream, IL 60188

As much as I enjoy listening to Adventures in Odyssey, I love seeing my children reading good books. Now we can enjoy both at the same time with the publication of this wonderful new series of books from Focus on the Family and Tyndale. These historically accurate, Christian-based tales are designed for early elementary readers to tackle on their own, or they make wonderful read-alouds for the entire family to enjoy together. The other titles in this series are Attack at the Arena, which discuss ancient Rome, and Peril in the Palace, covering details regarding Ancient China.

In Voyage with the Vikings, Mr. Whittaker sends cousins Patrick and Beth to Greenland in 1000 AD, where they meet Eric the Red and his son Leif. After a series of adventures and mishaps, Patrick and Beth manage to make it back to their Imagination Station aboard Leif's ship and return safely to Mr. Whittaker's workshop. For more information about Vikings and Greenland's animals, students are invited to visit .

This is a great book to use as an introduction to Erik the Red and Leif Eriksson as part of your history studies. The adventures and information will spark a curiosity that will only be satiated by more reading and research! Highly recommended!

Product review by Karen Yuen, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC, June 2011

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