Hold on to your Viking helmets as you learn about the first known European to set foot on North America in this exciting addition to the Who Was? series!
Leif Erikson was born to be an explorer. His father, Erik the Red, had established the first European settlement in present-day Greenland, and although he didn't yet know it, Leif was destined to embark on an adventure of his own. The wise and striking Viking landed in the area known as Vinland almost five centuries before Christopher Columbus even set sail! "Leif the Lucky" and the other fierce, sea-fearing pirates were accomplished navigators who raided foreign lands for resources, hunted for their food, and passed down Old Norse myths from one generation to the next. This book gives readers a detailed account of what life was like during the time of the Vikings.
About the Author
Nico Medina is the author of several Who HQ books, including Where Is Mount Everest?, Where Is Alcatraz?, Who Is Aretha Franklin?, and What Was the Ice Age?
Dede Putra is an illustrator who currently resides in Auckland, New Zealand. He has strong skills in art and years of experience in book illustrations, video game development, film making and fashion.
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Who Was Leif Erikson?
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Table of Contents
Who Was Leif Erikson? 1
Erik's Son 6
Life of a Viking 27
The Viking Way of War 44
The Viking Age 54
The Road to Valhalla 65
Voyage to Vinland 78
The Vikings and the Skraelings 89
Life After Leif 98