The Falcon of Eric the Red by Catherine Cate Coblentz

The Falcon of Eric the Red

By Catherine Cate Coblentz
Level 6

Jon’s life is a good one. After all, his charge is to train hunting falcons for Eric the Red in Greenland. The arrival of a pair of merchant ships changes the course of his life. He soon finds himself on an expedition to Vineland, a mysterious new land found in the west, with his friends and one of the king’s own falcons. Full of adventure, kindness, friendship, and hope, The Falcon of Eric the Red features Vikings, animal husbandry, and tales inspired by the earliest European visitors to North America.

This book is a suggested read-aloud for The Good and the Beautiful History Year 2 course.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region North America, Greenland, Vinland, Canada
Period 11th Century, 1000s
Genre Historical Fiction
Digital Format Audiobook
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