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Yikes, Vikings!

by Frieda Wishinsky, illustrated by Dean Griffiths

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list price: $16.95
edition:Hardcover
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published: Sep 2007
ISBN:9781897066966
publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
imprint: Maple Tree
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Since discovering the Canadian Flyer, a magical time-traveling sled, in Emily’s attic, Matt and Emily have met fearsome pirates in Frobisher Bay, outrun dinosaurs in the Alberta badlands, and panned for gold in the Yukon. In Yikes! Vikings!, Emily and Matt have the incredible experience of joining Eriksson and his crew on their historic journey to Vinland in the year 1001. Almost 500 years before Columbus, Viking Leif Eriksson was the first European to set foot on North American soil. But will the kids’ ingenuity save the day when a crew member gets lost in the new land? In this, the fourth book in the popular Canadian Flyer Adventures series, author Frieda Wishinsky weaves well-researched and accurate historical facts into her compelling, kid-friendly storytelling, while Jean-Paul Eid’s action-packed illustrations situate readers in place and time perfectly. At the end of their adventure Emily and Matt share additional facts about Viking Explorers, and Wishinsky gives additional facts here too, in an informative Q&A format.

About the Authors

Frieda Wishinsky

FRIEDA WISHINSKY has written many beloved and best-selling books for children. Her books have earned numerous accolades, including a nomination for the Governor General’s Award. She is the author of Where Are You, Bear?; You’re Mean, Lily Jean; and Each One Special, among others. Originally from New York, she now lives in Toronto.
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Dean Griffiths realized his love for drawing at the age of 12, halfway through reading a comic book. He has illustrated over a dozen children's books, including The Patchwork House by Sally Fitz-Gibbon. He lives in Duncan, BC.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 9
Grade:
1 to 4
Awards
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year
Editorial Reviews

Canadian schoolchildren are the big winners…this series makes Canadian history fun, exciting and accessible for elementary school students. While they are learning about past events, they are also honing their reading skills on the books’ short chapters, high-frequency words and visual clues.

— Chronicle Herald

The story has both girl and boy appeal and just the right amount of danger and adventure to add to the historical fiction.

— CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials

Helped along with thoughtful end notes by author Wishinsky, readers will have a deeper appreciation of Vikings’ sailing prowess, and their way of life…For kids wanting a thrilling read or help with a school project, Yikes, Vikings! will help them set sail.

— Hamilton Spectator

The Canadian Flyer time-travel adventure series…can be counted on to provide easy primary reading plus some factual information about various historical periods.

— Victoria Times Colonist

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Yikes, Vikings! (Canadian Flyer Adventures)

Matt and Emily have the experience of joining the Viking, Leif Eriksson, and his crew on their historic journey to Vinland in the year 1001. The kids’ ingenuity saves the day when crew members get lost in the new land. Includes illustrations and facts about Vikings. Book Four in the series.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.

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