Sandra D's Reviews > The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman

The Far Traveler by Nancy Marie Brown
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Nov 11, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: world-history, science, women

I would've rated this one five stars if the author had included some maps and photos. I was pulling up Google Maps every few pages trying to locate all the different places being described, while also searching for photos of knarrs and longhouses and spindle whorls.

Still, this book was a really fun read. It's not much of a biography since there aren't enough verifiable details of Gudrid's life available to fully tell her story. Instead, the author delivers a lot of interesting info, seasoned with wry humor, about the Vikings of the Icelandic sagas, including their shipbuilding methods, explorations, settlements, tools, food and clothing, as well as their economic, social and spiritual lives.
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November 11, 2007 – Shelved
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December 1, 2007 – Finished Reading
December 30, 2007 – Shelved as: world-history
December 31, 2007 – Shelved as: science
January 30, 2008 – Shelved as: women

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message 1: by liirogue (new)

liirogue Ooh, that sounds like an interesting book! I will have to check it out. Thanks for posting your review!

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