Multcolib Picks: We come from the land of the ice and snow

Vikings Life and Legend Book - 2014 948.022 V6943 2014 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Copious amounts of photos of Viking artifacts from a major exhibition. Includes essays on shipbuilding, Viking connections to the New World, the Middle East, and more, and even a section on Viking sorceresses.

The Ship in the Hill
The Ship in the Hill By Sullivan, William L. Book - 2010 FICTION SULLIVAN 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1904, the most elaborate Viking ship burial ever found was excavated - and it contained the remains of a woman. Who was she? This novel by a local author imagines her life.

Saga A Novel of Medieval Iceland By Janoda, Jeff Book - 2005 FICTION JANODA Available in some locations

Annotation:A dark and violent retelling of Eyrbyggja saga, which brings to life not just ancient feuds, but also the ghosts and elves that lurk in the Icelandic wildlands.

The Greenlanders
The Greenlanders A Novel By Smiley, Jane Book - 2005 FICTION SMILEY 2005 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Could this be the harshest, grimmest family saga ever? Plague, violent weather, famine, witchcraft, and apocalyptic prophets all play a role.

The Greenlanders
The Greenlanders A Novel By Smiley, Jane eBook - 2005 OverDrive downloadable ebook Check availability»

Annotation:Digital version of the book.

Valhalla Rising
Valhalla Rising DVD - 2010 DVD Action VALHALLA All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A decidedly more masculine and metaphorical version of the journey to Vinland. Brutal yet beautiful.

Song of the Vikings
Song of the Vikings Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths By Brown, Nancy Marie Book - 2012 839.63 S673b 2012 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Traces the life of Snorri Sturluson, the 12th century Icelandic poet who wrote down the Nordic myths we know today. By the author of The Far Traveler.

Gunnar's Daughter
Gunnar's Daughter By Undset, Sigrid Book - 1998 FICTION UNDSET 1998 Available in some locations

Annotation:A Nobel prize winning novelist writes about the lives of women in medieval Iceland and Norway. Tragic and moving.

An Illustrated Viking Voyage
An Illustrated Viking Voyage Retracing Leif Eriksson's Journey in An Authentic Viking Knarr By Carter, W. Hodding Book - 2000 910.45 C325i 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:What would it be like to sail from Greenland to Newfoundland in a 54-foot wooden boat? And to build the boat by hand?

The Sagas of Icelanders
The Sagas of Icelanders A Selection Book - 2000 839.6 S1292 2000

Annotation:Read the Vinland sagas in their entirety. Poet Ted Hughes called the Icelandic sagas one of the great masterpieces of world literature.

The Vikings
The Vikings Voyagers of Discovery and Plunder Book - 2006 948.022 V694 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Includes information on Vinland, Viking women, and longships, along with many color photographs of artifacts.

The Far Traveler
The Far Traveler Voyages of A Viking Woman By Brown, Nancy Marie Book - 2007 970.013 B879f 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Through archaeology and close reading of the sagas, Brown tells the story of Gudrid, who traveled far indeed - from Iceland, to Greenland, to North America, and in later life, to Rome.

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Are you interested in what everyday life might have been like in Viking-era Iceland and Greenland? Take a look at these fiction and non-fiction titles that recreate the Viking world. - Erika B.

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