Rituals and Traditions

From the Series Death Uncovered

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Hundreds of years ago, Vikings had many elaborate traditions and rituals for funerals. Sometimes these rituals involved the burning of entire ships—and even human sacrifice. And if something was done incorrectly, they risked the dead returning as a zombie-like draugr. Death Uncovered: Rituals and Traditions details fascinating ways people commemorate, celebrate, and mourn the passing of loved ones. From Viking funeral pyres, to postmortem photographs in Victorian England, to death masks—made using actual dead bodies as the mask’s mold—these six topics are sure to engage readers as they journey around the world to discover the rituals and traditions surrounding death in ancient times, up to today.

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre High/Low, Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction
Copyright 2020
Publisher Full Tilt Press
Imprint Full Tilt Press
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2019-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF052020, JNF053030
Dewey 393
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 670
ATOS Reading Level 5.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 503857
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Fast facts, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Author: Meghan Gottschall

Meghan Gottschall grew up in Walla Walla, Washington. She holds a BA and MA in French Literature and taught college French for 12 years. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and two sons.


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