From the Series On My Own Biography
As a young man growing up in Greenland, Leif Ericsson had heard stories about a land to the west across the Atlantic Ocean. One day, he gathered a crew and set off to explore the land himself. He landed at three different places, finally settling at “Vinland”, now Newfoundland, Canada, for the winter. When he returned home, he became a hero, and inspired many other Vikings to explore the new world.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||On My Own Books|
|Imprint||First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|Dimensions||5.875 x 8.5|
|Guided Reading Level||P|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.2|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||86044|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Afterword, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and Timeline|
School Library Journal
“. . . serve as a basic introduction to Eriksson.” —School Library Journal
Author: Shannon Knudsen
Shannon Knudsen has written books for young readers about elephants, mayors, the explorer Leif Eriksen, the reporter Nellie Bly, and many other topics. She lives with her cat and her dog in Arizona.
Illustrator: Mark Oldroyd
Mark Oldroyd lives in the small town of Battle in England. Mark is well known for his atmospheric, detailed illustrative style and his beautiful sense of color and composition.
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On My Own Biography
Engage readers’ interest and imagination! These award-winning biographies feature full-page illustrations. Written in story format, each book features pivotal episodes that reveal what kind of person the subject is (or was) and how he or she came to be famous. View available downloads →