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by Stewart Ross, McRae Books Agency Staff

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This wide-ranging book reveals the truth about knights from the days of Biblical chariots to the Knights of the Jedi.


This wide-ranging book reveals the truth about knights from the days of Biblical chariots to the Knights of the Jedi.

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Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
At first glance, Stewart Ross's Knights seems a melange of movie-stills, photographs, drawings, and reproductions specifically for students with ultra-short attention spans. When read, however, Mr. Ross's history proves a surprisingly informative, sequential introduction to knights as mounted warriors from Ancient Egyptian charioteers to contemporary Canadian Mounties, including Conquistadors, Cossacks, and U.S. Cavalrymen-along with Crusaders. Within its broad scope, report writers with attention spans of any length are sure to find a topic for further research.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6Ross describes the presence and roles of the knight throughout history. The roughly chronological presentation discusses ancient chariot riders, Hannibal and the Roman cavalry, Charlemagne, King Arthur, Samurai warriors, and Mongols, and stretches the "mystic of the mounted warrior" into this century to include World War I pilots ("Knights of the Skies") and Canadian Mounties ("Police Knights"). In addition, short chapters on chivalry, arms/armor, castles, and feudalism are included, as well as short profiles on famous and legendary knights (e.g., St. George and Sir Gawain). The book is profusely illustrated with full-color photos, reproductions, drawings, and movie stills. Although this title is by no means outstanding or comprehensive enough for even rudimentary reports, it will hold broad appeal for recreational readers. Geoff Dann and Chris Gravett's Knight (Knopf, 1993) is a better choice for research.Ann M. Burlingame, North Regional Library, Raleigh, NC

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Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
Lerner Fact or Fiction Series
Product dimensions:
8.64(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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