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Adventures with the Vikings (Good Times Travel Agency) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2019-11-09 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 3 user ratings
ISBN:1550745441
LANGUAGE:English

" I like this whole series. The Viking book was EPIC!!!!! (age 8) " said.

" This is an excellent book about three siblings that travel through time to the land of the Vikings! " said.

"Adventures with the Vikings weaves a fictional story of time-traveling children with historical and cultural details of the Vikings. A lot of ground is covered including housing, society, travel, clothing, law, writing, religion, war, and exploration among others.

The fictional story maintains enough interest in young readers to the point that the factual content provided in a side "guidebook" on each page is listened to intently. The illustrations range from full 2-page spreads to comic panel style layouts. Illustrator Bill Slavin provides an enjoyable level of detail giving even background characters enough style and charm to hint at individual personalities.

Almost every page interconnects both the storyline setting and the historical content. Geared to middle elementary level, if tackled in multiple readings even younger children will find this book interesting and undoubtedly have many questions (as demonstrated by my son who is in senior kindergarten). Adults will also likely learn something new. Overall, good enough to warrant searching out other volumes in the series.
" said.

"I had no idea this was a series when I requested a copy of this book through Netgalley. This series has the Binkerton children entering the Good Times Travel Agency, in this book, during a storm. Libby, the youngest sibling, is attracted to a model of a Viking Longship. As she reaches out to touch it, the three of them end up traveling back in time and to a new location with a Guide Book. They must work through the guide book in order to return home. This is a graphic novel, with great illustrations that will entice kids. They are detailed, and often have funny jokes thrown in. I liked the format with the graphics at the top of the page and an open page of the guidebook at the bottom with facts about whatever is happening in the story. It is not overwhelming, but quite informative. I appreciate that Linda Bailey differentiates between the fact and fiction in the book and gives further facts at the end. The illustrations do a good job of illustrating some of the information given in a fun way. I thought this was an excellent introduction to Viking lore and history. I will be watching for more in this series. This book would be a great addition to a school, classroom or family library. Reluctant readers would love this series. The publisher, Kids Can Press, generously provided me with a copy of this book to read. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own." said.

" I like this whole series. The Viking book was EPIC!!!!! (age 8) " said.

" This is an excellent book about three siblings that travel through time to the land of the Vikings! " said.

"Adventures with the Vikings weaves a fictional story of time-traveling children with historical and cultural details of the Vikings. A lot of ground is covered including housing, society, travel, clothing, law, writing, religion, war, and exploration among others.

The fictional story maintains enough interest in young readers to the point that the factual content provided in a side "guidebook" on each page is listened to intently. The illustrations range from full 2-page spreads to comic panel style layouts. Illustrator Bill Slavin provides an enjoyable level of detail giving even background characters enough style and charm to hint at individual personalities.

Almost every page interconnects both the storyline setting and the historical content. Geared to middle elementary level, if tackled in multiple readings even younger children will find this book interesting and undoubtedly have many questions (as demonstrated by my son who is in senior kindergarten). Adults will also likely learn something new. Overall, good enough to warrant searching out other volumes in the series.
" said.

"I had no idea this was a series when I requested a copy of this book through Netgalley. This series has the Binkerton children entering the Good Times Travel Agency, in this book, during a storm. Libby, the youngest sibling, is attracted to a model of a Viking Longship. As she reaches out to touch it, the three of them end up traveling back in time and to a new location with a Guide Book. They must work through the guide book in order to return home. This is a graphic novel, with great illustrations that will entice kids. They are detailed, and often have funny jokes thrown in. I liked the format with the graphics at the top of the page and an open page of the guidebook at the bottom with facts about whatever is happening in the story. It is not overwhelming, but quite informative. I appreciate that Linda Bailey differentiates between the fact and fiction in the book and gives further facts at the end. The illustrations do a good job of illustrating some of the information given in a fun way. I thought this was an excellent introduction to Viking lore and history. I will be watching for more in this series. This book would be a great addition to a school, classroom or family library. Reluctant readers would love this series. The publisher, Kids Can Press, generously provided me with a copy of this book to read. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own." said.

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