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Vikings Scratch & Sketch: An Art Activity Book (Hardcover)

Scratch and Sketch your way through the Vikings' amazing explorations and rich mythology! Find out who the Vikings were and where they came from. Learn about Erik the Red, Leif Erikson, the Vikings' t

Leif Eriksson probably the most famous Viking of all time. He was born around the year 970 & died sometime about 1020. Leif was an explorer who apparently arrived in North America around the year 1000, a few hundred years before Christopher Columbus. Leif was often referred to as “Leif the Lucky.” He was the son of Eric the Red, who started the first European settlement of Greenland in 985.