A look at the life of knights in the Middle Ages and a collection of tales about their adventures.
Children's Literature - Dr. Judy RowenText and full-color illustrations present the details of a knight's life during the Middle Ages. A young boy destined for knighthood begins at age 7 as a page, progresses to the level of squire, and eventually is dubbed a knight. The weapons, armor and other trappings of knighthood are explained-kids will learn the original meanings of terms such as "gauntlet" or "battle-axe." Famous legends with knights and dragons are reviewed. A great nonfiction book for children already enthralled with tales of great knights.
Children's Literature - Beverly KobrinIntroduce children to the fighting men of medieval Europe with Gail Gibbons' colorful Knights in Shining Armor. Author/artist Gibbons explains how young boys progressed from pages to knights and describes their protective gear, weaponry and legendary feats. A few words about King Arthur, five of his famous cohorts, and a trio of dragon slayers concludes her straightforward presentation.
School Library JournalK-Gr 3-A look at knighthood presented in a captivating yet understandable form for young readers. Gibbons explains the era, feudal system, castle configuration, weapons, armor, chivalry, tournaments, as well as the process for becoming a knight. The text flows smoothly and naturally for such a grand scope, making this an ideal overview for beginning researchers. Blocked, concise narratives and appropriate labeling are incorporated unobtrusively into the large, horizontal, often double-page watercolor-and-pen illustrations, allowing for group sharing. Pictorial appendixes featuring King Arthur and his knights and dragon legends invite more extensive research. A shining example of the type of nonfiction that Gibbons does so well.-Claudia Cooper, Ft. Stockton Independent School District, TX
- Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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- 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.15(d)
- Age Range:
- 1 - 18 Years
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