- Age Range: 10 and up
- Grade Level: 5 and up
- Series: Living History Library
- Paperback: 244 pages
- Publisher: Bethlehem Books; Reprint edition (June 1, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1883937019
- ISBN-13: 978-1883937010
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.6 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,609 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow (Living History Library) Paperback – June 1, 1995
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About the Author
Allen French was born on November 28, 1870, in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1894 and for several years, beginning in 1908, taught English at his alma mater. His first interest, however, was history, and his contributions to historical writing are many and varied. Of special interest to readers of his Story of Grettir the Strong are his books Rolf and the Viking Bow, and Heroes of Iceland, an adaptation of Njal's Saga. Also of particular interest to young readers are his Sir Marrok: A Tale of the Days of King Arthur, The Red Keep: A Story of Burgundy in the Year 1165, and The Lost Baron: A Story of England in the Year 1200. The latter two books are illustrated by N. C. Wyeth and Andrew Wyeth. ...
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Top Customer Reviews
As the mom, I appreciate a book that still builds on a strong moral base (human life over wealth, repeated forgiveness, the need to learn from life lessons, the need to be repentant, the value of appreciating others) while successfully teaching us things about cultural history that we didn't fully appreciate before. The use of the courts in Rolf's homeland, the use of lawyers and the necessity of knowing the law, the ways the law tried to be fair, the tradition of looting for wealth being more important to many than saving human lives and the concept of "fostering" children at other courts/houses/lands are all included in this story. This book is written in an old world style as if it is trying to copy the tone of the sagas and it makes reference to the sagas which I also considered valuable for my son's education.
THE AUTHOR SEEMS TO HAVE TAKEN CHARACTERS THAT REALLY EXISTED, LIKE SNOREY OF ICELAND, AND WOVEN A BELIEVABLE BUT THRILLING TALE FROM IT ALL!
THIS IS THE TIME WHEN SOME OF THESE PEOPLES ARE CONVERTED TO CHRISTIANITY, AND SOME ARE STILL PAGAN. ALSO, THE AUTHOR INCLUDES SOME OF THE SUPERSTITIONS COMMON AMONG MEN OF THE DAY, EVEN CHRISTIANS. THE SCENE WITH THE 'BERSERKERS', THE BARE SHIRTERS, RIPPING OFF THEIR SHIRTS AND GOING INTO A KIND OF MAD FRENZY BEFORE ATTACKING, AND ONLY ABLE TO BE KILLED WITH SILVER TIPPED ARROWS IS PARTICULARLY GRIPPING! RQ
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