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Going to war in Viking times
Gravett, Christopher, 1951-
Personal Author:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, 2001.

Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Reading Level:
IG 990 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.7 3 Quiz: 32196 Guided reading level: T.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
U37 .G73 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
U37 .G73 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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This series meets National Curriculum Standards for: Science: History and Nature of Science, Science and Technology Social Studies: Time, Continuity, & Change

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 4-6. Whether the sharp sounds of gunfire, the loud booming of cannons, or the clash of sword against shield, much of history is defined and described by its military battles. Each volume in the Armies of the Past series describes the motivation, dress, weaponry, transportation, and strategy as men and women of a particular time period prepare for war. Numerous illustrations, including artwork, photos, and maps, make the books visually pleasing, and a glossary adds to their value. Each volume also features short insets with bits of information about aspects of everyday life and the impact war had on society. Violence is presented without sensationalism. Libraries looking for a different view of history will find these books competent supplemental resources. --Heather Hepler

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-7-These books are designed to give a brief picture of soldiers, their weapons, and military strategies in particular eras and geographic locations, including a highly condensed description of their world at that time. Similar in scope to Martin Windrow's "The Soldier through the Ages" series (Watts; o.p.), they are far less detailed than Peter Connolly's fine The Greek Armies (Silver Burdett, 1979; o.p.) or his Tiberius Claudius Maximus (Oxford, 1989; o.p.), and they are fragmented by the all-too-familiar facing-page "chapters." The volumes on World Wars I and II are more detailed in that they cover specific conflicts. However, all five of these colorful constructions will catch the eye, provide some necessary information for young researchers, and plump up a slender bibliography. Heavily illustrated and with numerous captions, each title includes a map with a brief time line. Academically undemanding, and suffering in spots from oversimplification, these books could brighten up the drab 355s and provide some fresh fodder for military-minded report writers.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.