978-1-78121-225-7 | Paperback | 48 pages | 7.2″ x 9.5″
List Price: $7.99
Featuring detailed, informative text, stunning imagery and colorful diagrams, as well as helpful timelines and glossaries, the Spotlight series offers an engaging and richly illustrated glimpse into a range of fascinating topics from the worlds of history and science.
Colorful images and informative identification panels take readers on a voyage alongside the Vikings — fierce warriors, simple farmers and hearty travelers who were once the most powerful people in Europe.
“Gr 4-6. These series entries make generous use of colorful, attractive illustrations and have succinctly written texts. The many drawings show artifacts, architecture, domestic scenes, and some simple maps. Grant introduces the community and home life of the Vikings, their customs and culture, trade, exploration and conquests, and arts and crafts. Hazel Mary Martell’s Everyday Life in Viking Times (Watts, 1994) is similar in scope. McNeill includes topics such as social structure and education during the Middle Ages and describes castle, monastic, and country life. Andrew Langley’s Medieval Life (Knopf, 1996) offers similar background material and includes many photographs of artifacts and costumes. Neither Grant nor McNeill provide enough information for reports, but the eye-appealing packages will be useful introductions.”
Cynthia M. Sturgis, Ledding Library, Milwaukie, OR, School Library Journal
“Make[s] generous use of colorful, attractive illustrations and… succinctly written texts…. [This] eye-appealing package will be [a] useful introduction.”
School Library Journal
Neil Grant was an experienced children’s history writer. His previous titles include The Great Atlas of Discovery (DK), The Children’s Concise History Encyclopedia (World) and Journey Through History (Hamlyn).