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The Viking Age effectively began in 793 with an attack on the monastery at Lindisfarne. 'The church of St. Cuthbert is spattered with the blood of the priests of God.' fumed the Northumbrian cleric Alcuin. Adventurers who roamed from Constantinople to the new world, conquerors of England, settlers of Russia, the medieval Scandinavians never lose their capacity to fascinate. As the Vikings roamed, their influence spread, from their ingeniously designed longboats to their stormy pantheon of gods and goddesses. Robert Ferguson combines his own expertise with the latest archaeological evidence to create a superb portrait of the Vikings, a people whose profound impact has made them a compelling subject since the first fateful raid on Lindisfarne.
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18+
The Viking Age comes alive in this vivid, abundantly illustrated exploration of its people and their world. What kinds of houses did Scandinavians live in? Were they literate? What kinds of clothing did they wear? How did they view death? Filled with a wealth of information on every aspect of the Viking Age, this fascinating and informative book answers these questions and many more. You'll explore all aspects of life, including marriage, settlement conditions, crafts and industries, language, health and medicine, food and drink, boat building, politics, warfare, and sports.
Author: Kirsten Wolf
Publication date: 11/05/2013
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.98(d)
Known for their vicious raids, love of treasure, and fierce warriors, the Vikings were the most feared invaders of the medieval period. For 300 years they terrorized the world but they also created beautiful art, told epic stories, and kept a well-ordered society. Packed with facts, maps, info-graphics, and photos, this is the perfect introduction to the Vikings.
Author: Philip Parker
Publisher: QED Publishing
Publication date: 09/21/2017
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years
In 1893, the Viking, a full-size replica of a Norse Longship, was sailed to Chicago's Columbian Exposition, proving that the Norse could have been the first European explorers in North America. The exploit captured the imagination of the world.
Author: F.L. Watkins
Publisher: Folump Enterprises
Publication Date: 6/2008
Product Dimensions: 5.5(w) x 0.5(h) x 8.5(d)
Sail back in time to meet the fierce raiders of the North!
Publication date: 02/16/2016
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years
Here are thirty-two classic myths that bring the pre-Christian Scandinavian world vividly to life. Gods, humans, and monstrous beasts engage in prodigious drinking bouts, contests of strength, greedy schemes for gold, and lusty encounters. Included are tales of Odin, the wisest and most fearsome of all the gods; Thor, the thundering powerhouse; and the exquisite magic-wielding Freyja. Their stories bear witness to the courage, passion, and boundless spirit that were hallmarks of the Norse world.
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/28/1981
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.18(h) x 1.01(d)
Little Teeka realizes that being bossy won't make the reindeer cooperate in getting ready for Santa's important flight. She has to come up with a new plan. Another charming tale told and illustrated by Jan Brett!
Author: Jan Brett
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/28/1998
Product dimensions: 9.88(w) x 10.19(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years
Hygge Life: Embracing the Nordic Art of Coziness Through Recipes, Entertaining, Decorating, Simple Rituals, and Family Traditions is a food and lifestyle book dedicated to the Scandinavian concept of hygge (loosely translated as “coziness”); how to create it for yourself and others, and how to incorporate it into holidays, travel, decor, entertaining, and everyday life, with approximately 30 recipes.
The Danish concept of hygge (loosely translated as “coziness”) is centered around the idea of feeling snug and inviting comforting elements into day-to-day life while creating warmth, community, and intimacy. The Hygge Life teaches readers how small gestures (putting wool blankets and warm cider out for guests) or larger undertakings (building bonfires and making campfire bread to celebrate solstice) can warm the psyche and foster hygge. Divided into chapters focused on different opportunities for hygge; morning rituals, family gatherings, holidays, bedtime rituals, decorating, and caring for yourself, with more than 30 recipes for cozy and comforting food and drink plus stunning photography throughout.
Author: Gunnar Karl Gislason & Jody Eddy
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 11/14/2017
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)
A savory spin on Swedish baking, pantry, and party cuisine from the coauthor of Fika.
An illustrated cookbook on the classic breads and savory foods of a Swedish smörgåsbord that can be enjoyed for parties and holidays as well as for everyday snacking and small meals. Includes traditional and contemporary Swedish recipes for dishes such as Savory Breakfast Rolls, Chicken Liver Pate, Elderflower Cured Trout, Fresh Cheese, Swedish Deviled Eggs, Buttery Red Cabbage, and infused aquavit liqueurs.
JOHANNA KINDVALL is a Swedish illustrator who divides her time between a Brooklyn brownstone and her summer cottage in Southwestern Sweden. Her work has been featured in various books and online magazines, and she writes an illustrated food blog, Kokblog,which was named a Saveur “Site We Love.” She is the illustrator and coauthor of Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break.
Author: Johanna Kindvall
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 09/26/2017
Pages: 176Product dimensions:6.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Discover the distinctive delights of Swedish cuisine with recipes featuring cured salmon and pickled herring, rich earthy mushrooms, lingonberry and cloudberry conserves, and more. This little cookbook (6.5" x 6.5") features 25 recipes for traditional and authentic Swedish dishes such as Stuffed Loin of Pork with Hasselback Potatoes, Pytt-i-panna, Jansson's Temptation, Yellow Pea Soup, Swedish Apple Cake with Vanilla Cream, and Pepparkakor. Padded hardcover.
Author: Anna Mosesson
Publisher: Anness Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 12/07/2013
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Experience the distinctive tastes of Danish cuisine, from chilled soups and filling open sandwiches to delicious fish suppers and nourishing meat casseroles, with fabulous fruit pastries to delight even the sweetest tooth! This little cookbook (6.5" x 6.5") features 25 recipes for traditional and authentic Danish dishes. Padded hardcover.
Author: Judith Dern
Publication date: 06/07/2014
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Discover the pioneer history of the Red River Valley through the art and storytelling of Orabel Thortvedt. This book is in both English and Norwegian, and was created through a partnership between the Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County and the Vest-Telemark Museum of Norway.
193 pages. Hardcover. 13" x 9.75".