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Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody.
New York : Random, 2003.
IL 5-8, RL 6.6
ISBN 0375913475
"A thousand years back through history, almost five hundred years before Columbus made his historic voyage to the New World, another explorer crossed the Atlantic Ocean.  For centuries, his name was almost forgotten, ad the story of his voyage was dismissed as unlikely and unproved.  Today we know more about the Viking named Leif Eriksson, who sailed west across uncharted seas and landed on the continent of North America."  Although it cannot be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that Eriksson landed in North America, the stories of his adventures have been told for many years before Columbus' voyage.  And, in 1960, archaeologists discovered a camp in Newfoundland that could be dated to a thousand years ago.  This may indeed by the ruins of Eriksson's Vineland settlement.  Read Before Columbus and see what you think.
Non fiction SUBJECTS:     Ericson, Leif, d. ca. 1020.
                        America Discovery and exploration -- Norse.


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