Door to the North by Elizabeth Coatsworth

Door to the North

By Elizabeth Coatsworth
Level 8

I enjoy Coatsworth’s books and have for many years. She writes with complex sentences and literary devices. This book tells the story of the Viking expedition to America in the 14th century, what may have brought them here, what they found when they got here, and all of the adventures in between. The term “Skraeling” is used a lot for the Inuit people (common Norse term) which may or may not be offensive to some people. It’s also made clear in the writing that the Vikings were a harsh people, both in action and language, but there’s nothing I would consider inappropriate.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region North America, United States
Period 14th Century
Genre Historical Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • E-Book
  • Hard to Find
  • Gentle Favorite
  • 3 Entertainment Value
  • 5 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 5 Literary Value
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