Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Viking Longship by Mick Manning & Brita Granström

Into Vikings? Ever wondered what life would be like on board a viking ship? Mick Manning and Brita Granström share their knowledge mixing up illustrations and text in all kinds of interesting and unique ways. In this book you can explore skilful ship builders at work, spend time at a Viking farm, be part of a battle, visit the markets of that time and also listen to tales about the Viking Gods as you warm yourself by the fire. Viking women had more rights than women in many other countries as Vikings considered men and women as equal. A few down points were that everyone it seemed had nits and fleas and the discovery of Jorvik poo showed that they were infested with tapeworms too. So much for having the toilets close to the house and the drinking wells! Decide for yourself whether they Vikings were bloodthirsty barbarians or not.The story begins a very long time ago in 864

The authors' website is also well worth a visit:

Here is a Vimeo clip of Brita at work painting in the freezing snow in Sweden:

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