How To Be A Medieval Knight

How To Be A Medieval Knight

by Fiona MacDonald, Mark Bergin, Mark Bergin
     
 

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Are your estates in order? Can you recite poetry, or sing, or play a lute? Have you had your hair cut, squire? Are you sitting comfortably in all that armor? Will you perform your duties with honor and chivalry? Are you really worthy of pursuing your destiny as a knight of olde, among the elite of medieval society in status and wealth? You know you are! So arise, Sir

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Are your estates in order? Can you recite poetry, or sing, or play a lute? Have you had your hair cut, squire? Are you sitting comfortably in all that armor? Will you perform your duties with honor and chivalry? Are you really worthy of pursuing your destiny as a knight of olde, among the elite of medieval society in status and wealth? You know you are! So arise, Sir Reader, and go forth and nobly answer your calling.

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"High-interest topics brought to life through readable texts." —School Library Journal
School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-Using a highly visual format, Macdonald introduces readers to the lives of warriors and protectors throughout history. In a format reminiscent of David Antram's "You Wouldn't Want to-" series (Watts), spreads cover the "job requirements," weaponry, family life, money, and much more. A paragraph introduces each topic and informative captions add details. Under headings such as "Can You Afford Armor?" and "Have You Had Your Hair Cut?" interesting tidbits include such facts as Samurai had to contend with lice-infested, smelly armor, and that an Aztec warrior could not cut his hair until he had captured his first prisoner. The author also examines how a medieval knight put on a heavy suit of armor, how a Roman soldier might have prepared for battle, what dangers a Samurai might have faced, and the emblems of an Aztec warrior-just the sort of facts that will appeal to young readers. The illustrations include full-color photographs of artifacts and detailed drawings, many of which are labeled. A short quiz at the end of each book prepares youngsters for their "interview," while the excellent glossaries strengthen these offerings. High-interest topics brought to life through readable texts.-Jody Kopple, Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792236191
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
06/14/2005
Series:
How to Be Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.18(w) x 11.14(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
870L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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