A Bone to Pick

It’s a dream come true for Peggy Henderson when her friend, Dr. Edwina McKay, lets her tag along to the Viking settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site in Newfoundland, where Dr. McKay will be teaching archaeology field school for the summer. Peggy already knows a lot about archaeology—having been on three previous excavations—but does she need to brag about it so much? After alienating herself from the other students with her know-it-all attitude, Peggy accidentally discovers a Viking burial cairn. The students and archaeologists are ecstatic. But when it comes time to excavate, she’s banned from participating in the dig. Will Peggy’s trip to Newfoundland end just as badly as the Vikings’ did? She’s afraid it will—that is until she learns an unexpected lesson from a Viking warrior.


At age 13, Peggy already has plenty of experience in archaeology, and she’s determined to let everyone know it in this fourth series installment…Together with others in the series, this stands as an excellent vehicle to spur interest in archaeology and history.  Read more… https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/gina-mcmurchy-barber/a-bone-to-pick-mcmurchy-barber/