Sticks Across the Chimney: A Story of Denmark

Sticks Across the Chimney A Story of Denmark This popular tale is set in rural Denmark at the end of th century and captures the mood customs and beliefs of that time as well as delving into ancient Viking culture When young Siri and Erik and

  • Title: Sticks Across the Chimney: A Story of Denmark
  • Author: Nora Burglon Fritz Eichenberg Reg Down
  • ISBN: 9781475101034
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Paperback
  • This popular tale is set in rural Denmark at the end of 19th century and captures the mood, customs and beliefs of that time as well as delving into ancient Viking culture When young Siri and Erik and their widowed mother buy a deserted farm with an ancient Viking grave mound on the land, they have no idea of the challenges and adventures that await them First they musThis popular tale is set in rural Denmark at the end of 19th century and captures the mood, customs and beliefs of that time as well as delving into ancient Viking culture When young Siri and Erik and their widowed mother buy a deserted farm with an ancient Viking grave mound on the land, they have no idea of the challenges and adventures that await them First they must use their wits and humor to survive without money, as well as deal with suspicious townspeople Later they participate in the mysterious and exciting events that lead to the opening of the mound and the discovery of a rich hoard of ancient Viking treasure Sticks across the Chimney was written out of Nora Burglon s deep personal knowledge of Scandinavia, and is perfectly complemented by her Swedish tale The Gate swings In.

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    1. We have spent a few enjoyable weeks reading Sticks Across the Chimney together Over and over, I was begged for after I finished reading the passage scheduled for the day, and over and over I said no, we were going to stick to the schedule and not read extra Well, yesterday I decided we d read the last two chapters, rather than wait till after the weekend, and we ve finally finished this lovely story.Read my full review here.

    2. This is a Sonlight Curriculum book I love their book list This is a great read aloud for elementary age children to understand archeology and the Viking culture It also gives some historical Denmark culture.

    3. I read this book with my kids as a part of our homeschool read alouds curriculum and I loved every second of it We all did I cannot wait to read this again when my youngest is old enough, we laughed and at certain points I had tears in my eyes at others A great read for kids of all ages

    4. I read this book to my daughter as part of her homeschool curriculum and she really enjoyed it It mixed a little adventure with history and archaeology, and there were even times when I laughed out loud because of the dialogue My daughter liked most the animals and their descriptions, to the point where she wanted to get some of the same animals as pets that we read about I recommend it for a weekly kids story It has ten chapters, a couple of which are longer than the others.

    5. Denmark I was deceived by the ordinary title I expected foreign mundane vignettes like The Wheel on the School, and there is some of that But then it turned into something exciting like No Boats on Bannermere And then it became educational, with Viking history, art, archaeology, and None of this seemed tacked on or forced There were also some moments of serious and philosophical reflection And then it would be funny, almost slapstick But this book is from 1938 Way before those others It doesn [...]

    6. This story is good as a view into life in rural Denmark in the early 20th century i believe I would recommend for age 10 for best understanding and following the story The authors words are carefully chosen there is no filler or empty conversation here with good advice for living and subtle humor in some situations I appreciate the respectful treatment of others by the main characters, and children of unspecified age, but around 10 or 12, i think who trade work with a neighboring farmer, make th [...]

    7. I couldn t engage with this book, and neither could my seven year old daughter While the subject matter Danish life in the early 20th century and Viking history melds well with her current history subject in school, I found the writing style to be rather insipid, bland, and completely unrealistic The protagonists, Siri and Erik, are written to be the kind of perfect Caucasian children that never fight or quarrel, rarely misbehave, and routinely end up as the paragons of virtue and selflessness q [...]

    8. My 2nd and 3rd graders and I read this for our homeschool curriculum this year It was interesting than some school books we ve read, and they enjoyed the cute animal stories such as the duck they named King Christian the Builder and the mystery of the mound had some fun Scooby Doo ish elements On the other hand, at times the book waned on in dialogue about how super awesome Denmark is several times characters state, In Denmark, anything is possible , and the adults frequently comment on Denmark [...]

    9. A mixed bag This book did have a little mystery for the kids and some interesting facts about the Vikings I didn t find the characters particularly engaging and my daughter didn t connect much either The story is pretty farfetched and then too easily resolved, even for a children s book My 7 year old even noticed That being said, some of the historical parts were above age level or unclear One part that was particularly bothersome to me was the portion about how Vikings and storks both push out [...]

    10. I read this aloud to my daughter, and we all fell in love with it This book is another example of a book I would have never picked up if it wasn t for being a part of the homeschool curriculum we use It was delightful to step back in time to a different country and see what it was like to live as a child at the end of the 19th century Siri and Erik were such great little kids to get to know, full of zest, compassion, integrity, cleverness, and diligence And it was a joy to experience the excitem [...]

    11. Sticks Across the Chimney is a great book This story makes me want to go out and find an adventure I think the ending was really awesome, all the details about Siri and Erik finding the Viking boat, and Viking shields Also, I enjoyed the history in this book It was cool to learn about Vikings, while reading a good book I also love the pictures in this book Highly recommended for elementary middle school students.

    12. A great children s book about a couple of kids living on a farm in Denmark with their widowed mother At the start of the story, they are somewhat poverty stricken and desperate but as the story continues, their circumstances start to change.The second half of the book, involving an archaeological excavation of a Viking tomb, is especially interesting and weaves in all sorts of interesting Danish history.

    13. I loved this children s story I think it would be fun to read to my kids I loved the characters and the Viking lore references I even held my breath when an eagle grabbed the kids pet duck King Christian He gets away though and almost everyone gets a very happy ending in this book I would love to read Burglon s other stories, but I don t think they re in print

    14. Wow The children and mother in this book were so beautifully written It gave me an opportunity to talk about the way these children were vs another child whose parent was very powerful and cruel A slow read but worth the hard work with the sweetness of the children and mother s character.Christian 4 stars

    15. Story is set in Denmark The family lives on a Viking grave site Lots of insight into superstitions surrounding the mound Also much to discover as the mound unearths its treasures thanks to the Grandfather Super

    16. Cute book for a read aloud to kids had good morals being taught and fun information on Vikings Kept the kids and me excited to keep reading Good book all around

    17. One of my favourite books we have read this year The story of two children learning about their heritage through the discovery of a Viking burial mound Charming and interesting to read.

    18. Sonlight Core C We enjoyed learning about life in Denmark from this tale although there was a part that was too scary for my daughter and we had to edit.

    19. Read this aloud to my 2nd grader and we both loved it It provided a great example of how families should care for and love each other but it also proved to be a bit suspenseful at times.

    20. Awesome kids book on history in Denmark We really enjoyed this book

    21. A sweet book which has a wonderful sense of place and culture of Denmark.

    22. Loved reading this with the kids while learning about the Vikings in history.

    23. A sweet, charming historical fiction about a boy and girl living in early Denmark We esp enjoyed the antics of King Christian the Builder.

    24. We thought this was a good book The chapters were a little on the long side, but the story seemed to hold everyone s attention pretty well This was a great addition to our Viking studies.

    25. A sweet children s tale with interesting Scandinavian history sprinkled throughout.

    26. My 8 yo son really enjoyed this book He always wanted me to read when we were at a chapter break.

    27. We really enjoyed this book, especially as our history book has us learning about Vikings.

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