Knights (Usborne Discovery Internet-Linked Series)

Knights (Usborne Discovery Internet-Linked Series)

by Rachel Firth, Giacinto Gaudenzi
     
 
In medieval times, knights were the most powerful soldiers on the battlefield. This new Usborne Discovery book explores in fascinating and sometimes gory detail how they lived, died, and eventually died out altogether. You'll find answers to hundreds of questions about knights.

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In medieval times, knights were the most powerful soldiers on the battlefield. This new Usborne Discovery book explores in fascinating and sometimes gory detail how they lived, died, and eventually died out altogether. You'll find answers to hundreds of questions about knights.

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Children's Literature
Knights seem endlessly fascinating to many children. This small book is an excellent overview and starting place on the subject for children or adults. After defining what knights were, the book goes on to tell about weapons and armor, medieval warfare and castles, tournaments, hunting and games, chivalry, noblewomen, and the Crusades. It mentions the lives of some famous knights, then explains why knighthood ended. The last segment, "Knight facts" rounds up fascinating bits such as the fact that even with the help of a squire, a knight might need an hour to don a complete suit of armor. And that animal skins on wooden siege engines were soaked in vinegar to prevent them from catching fire. The many illustrations including photos, drawings and maps effectively complement the text. The cutlines add many interesting details. Although the book stands very well on its own, it offers Internet links that provide a guided tour of the Middle Ages, a medieval game, an opportunity to build a trebuchet online then use it to try to destroy a castle. The links also offer downloadable pictures that the reader may use to illustrate reports or projects, but not for commercial purposes. Information on using the Internet offers guidelines for Internet safety. It also warns about computer viruses and explains how to use plug-ins to get the most from sites with animations and videos. The book includes an index. 2003, Usborne Publishing Ltd, Ages 8 to 12.
— Janet Crane Barley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780794503857
Publisher:
EDC Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Series:
Usborne Discovery Internet-Linked Series
Edition description:
Internet-Linked
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.58(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range:
8 Years

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