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Leif the Lucky

£24.99

Product description

Leif the Lucky, sturdy, adventurous son of Erik the Red steps out of the past in this picture book as a vivid hero — first the little boy who sailed with his father to a new home in Greenland and who "later sailed still further west and found there the continent of America--a thousand years ago.
Boys and girls will love the glowing pictures from the time they first sail out into uncharted seas with the Viking boy and will share his joyous sense of discovery at the first sight of land, his hurry to take the dragon's head off the prow so as not to anger the spirits of the land, the excitement of meeting the first Indians known to white men and his many adventures in his new home.
This is a new edition of a book for which the d'Aulaires did a great deal of research both in this country and in Norway in order to give every possible realism to this story of the far-famed Viking discovery of their country to American children. It is written in the spirit of the ancient sagas and the illustrations give the feeling of the northern countries.

Dustwrapper has some loss to the rear and wear to the spine and corners. Boards showing some light shelf-wear. Crisp, clean pages.

Item details

Author(s):
D'Aulaire, Ingri & Edgar Parin
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
4to - 10 - 13
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Doubleday

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Leif the Lucky, sturdy, adventurous son of Erik the Red steps out of the past in this picture book as a vivid hero — first the little boy who sailed with his father to a new home in Greenland and who "later sailed still further west and found there the continent of America--a thousand years ago.
Boys and girls will love the glowing pictures from the time they first sail out into uncharted seas with the Viking boy and will share his joyous sense of discovery at the first sight of land, his hurry to take the dragon's head off the prow so as not to anger the spirits of the land, the excitement of meeting the first Indians known to white men and his many adventures in his new home.
This is a new edition of a book for which the d'Aulaires did a great deal of research both in this country and in Norway in order to give every possible realism to this story of the far-famed Viking discovery of their country to American children. It is written in the spirit of the ancient sagas and the illustrations give the feeling of the northern countries.

Dustwrapper has some loss to the rear and wear to the spine and corners. Boards showing some light shelf-wear. Crisp, clean pages.

Author(s):
D'Aulaire, Ingri & Edgar Parin
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
4to - 10 - 13
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Doubleday

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