Monday, July 24, 2017

If You Were Me and Lived In...Viking Europe (If You Were Me and Lived) by Carole P. Roman


Title: If You Were Me and Lived in Viking Europe
Author: Carole P. Roman
Illustrator: Mateya Arkova
Pages: 78
Genre: Children ages 6 on up
Published: August. 27, 2016
Publisher: Chelshire Inc.
Review: Paperback provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, 

Hop in our time travel machine and join Carole P. Roman as she visits a Viking settlement in the year 890 AD. Learn what your name could be and the kind of food you might eat. Read about the different levels of society, how they affect where you would live, and the type of clothing you might wear. Mateya Arkova's beautiful illustrations illustrate what Vikings ate and their children did for fun. If You Were Me and Lived in.. Viking Europe is an exciting trip that shows a colorful culture through the eyes of a child.

We received this book to give an honest review.

I don't remember reading in school much about the vikings only that they would attack settlements and take what they wanted. Pretty much made them to seem ruthless, in this take of learning about Viking Europe we get to learn a bit more and it seems that they were not always like that. Vikings seemed to be very resourceful and never wasted anything which was a good thing. Maybe that is something we now a days could thing about. 
K thought it was really neat that back then you could hunt with a bow and arrow at a young age. Which lead to a discussion of how things are different now than they were back then. There were not many rules about hunting and you only hunted what you were going to eat. You didn't want to hunt for sport. 
I really liked how at the end of the book we get information on some of the gods that they worshiped and different vikings that made an impact. One of them I do remember reading about in school was Eric the Red! 
With this series of If You Were Me and Lived in.... I think it makes kids want to learn a bit more about the world and cultures around them that were back in the day. It keeps it fun but with plenty of information!

Carole P. Roman
Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born."Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life" has not only been named to Kirkus Best of 2012, it received the Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award for 2012. "Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience" Book 2 in the series, received 5 Stars from The ForeWord Review The Clarion Review. Strangers on the High Seas has won second place in the Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards 2013. It has followed with six more books to the series. This year, Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis was named to Kirkus Best 2015. The entire cultural non-fiction series If You Were Me and Lived in... was named Best Series by Shelf Unbound. She has begun work on two new series that will be released in early 2016.
Motivated by her love of yoga, Roman has written a book that not only teaches four poses, but shows how easy and accessible yoga can be.
Her new non fiction series, "If You Were Me and Lived in..." combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us. The debut book in the series, "If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico" has won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Non Fiction 2012. France, South Korea, and Norway. Rebecca's Reads has given If You Were Me and Lived in...Norway an honorable mention in the 2013 Choice Awards. If You Were Me and lived in ...France won second place. ForeWord Review has nominated If You Were Me and Lived in...France for best in children's non fiction literature 2013. They will be followed with Kenya, Turkey, India, and Australia. She plans to do Portugal, Greece, and Argentina next year.
Carole was recently featured in a two part article on where her book, Navigating Indieworld was discussed along with her self-publishing success.
Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for her. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children.

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