“This is Matt reporting from … I don’t know where.
All I know is that Emily and I are looking for Leif Eriksson and his
Vikings in Vinland in 1001. But there are no Vikings here. Where are they?
Where are we? What year is it?”
looked back at the woods. She looked out to sea. She saw no one. They
Emily Bing and
Matt Martinez have found a magical sled in Emily’s attic. Each time Emily
and Matt sit on the sled they get transported to a new and exciting
adventure with things like pirates, dinosaurs, gold miners and now, Vikings.
Frieda Wishinsky lives in Toronto and is a former teacher, and has written
many books including Beware, Pirates!, Danger, Dinosaurs! and
Crazy for Gold. I recommend this series for younger children ages
I liked this book. It was easy to read, and fast paced, without a dull
moment. It did not take me long to get into the book, and the characters
are very interesting. At times I can easily visualize the events of the
story in my mind. I think readers will enjoy this book because it is
informational about Canada and simply all around fun. I thought that the
ending was excellent because it was a good cliff-hanger, and I like
suspenseful endings. I can’t wait for Book 5 in the Canadian Flyer
Adventures series: Flying High!
I give Yikes, Vikings! five stars.