My 10 year old son read and loved this book. While we were going through the History curriculum he was so happy to know he already knew about Eric the Red and Olaf.
He gave it the 5 stars.
Sweet story that went perfectly with our Viking studies. However, a bit more difficult to understand for younger listeners. Had to explain what was going on just a couple times. But the did enjoy the story.
I used this as a history read around with my kindergarten and 4th grader. They both LOVED it and had many great discussions about the characters and situations in the book. We will definitely read this again in the years to come!
This was such a beautiful book. It made a great read aloud for my 8 and 10 year old boys. We loved learning about what life would have been like for the Vikings. Such a great story of friendship and freedom.
It was hard to read and children had a hard time following along.
Jon’s life is a good one. After all, his charge is to train hunting falcons for Eric the Red in Greenland. The arrival of a pair of merchant ships changes the course of his life. He soon finds himself on an expedition to Vineland, a mysterious new land found in the west, with his friends and one of the king’s own falcons.
Full of adventure, kindness, friendship, and hope, The Falcon of Eric the Red features Vikings, animal husbandry, and tales inspired by the earliest European visitors to North America.
This book is a suggested read-aloud for the History Year 2 course and is included in the optional History 2 Book Pack.
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