Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Review: If You Were Me and Lived in...Viking Europe by:Carole P. Roman
About the Book:
Hop in our time travel machine and join Carole P. Roman as she visits a Viking settlement in the year 890 AD. Learn what your name could be and the kind of food you might eat. Read about the different levels of society, how they affect where you would live, and the type of clothing you might wear. Mateya Arkova's beautiful illustrations illustrate what Vikings ate and their children did for fun. If You Were Me and Lived in.. Viking Europe is an exciting trip that shows a colorful culture through the eyes of a child.
Carole P. Roman takes us on another high flying adventure into Europe during the time of the Vikings. They were said to be much worse than the pirates that we read about today. Did you know that the Vikings had children and families just like we do? I always thought of them as a rough, rowdy group of scary men but there is more to this group and the author has researched it to show us all about them.
There were three levels of society of Vikings and they ranged from the very wealthy to the very poor. Usually families of thirty or so people lived in the same house. The Vikings lived pretty much as everyone else did of that time. The mother managed the children and the household and the father took care of everything outside the home. Mother was referred to as Moder and she wore a wimple that would hide her hair sort of like a kerchief. Most girls were suitable for marriage by the age of 12.
So as you can see there were many things that are similar to the way we live now and many things that have passed away. We still have many new things we could learn from this family of people.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.