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Life as a Knight: An Interactive History Adventure
     

Life as a Knight: An Interactive History Adventure

by Rachael Hanel
 

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As a knight in medieval Europe, you are sworn to uphold honor and protect the innocent. You bravely face dangerous battles, equipped only with your armor, sword, and superior fighting skills. Will you: • Travel from France to the holy city of Jerusalem as part of the Crusades? • Serve at the side of English King Edward III during the Hundred

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As a knight in medieval Europe, you are sworn to uphold honor and protect the innocent. You bravely face dangerous battles, equipped only with your armor, sword, and superior fighting skills. Will you: • Travel from France to the holy city of Jerusalem as part of the Crusades? • Serve at the side of English King Edward III during the Hundred Years’ War? • Battle for your way of life in Germany during the Peasants’ War?

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School Library Journal
Gr 3–6—Though they're reminiscent of Edward Packard's "Choose Your Own Adventure" series (Bantam), these books take the concept to a new level. Readers not only take an active role by choosing the outcome of a quest, but also learn some history. Each book begins with background information. Doeden's narrative takes place in feudal Japan, during the Age of the Warring States, 1467–1600. The fighters, who were skilled in the art of ninjutsu and experts in the use of weapons such as katanas and shuriken, could be hired as assassins, mercenaries, or bodyguards, roles that are included in the story choices. Hanel describes the steps to becoming a knight and life in medieval times; vivid portrayals of siege tactics and battles place readers in the time period. Although the focus is on knighthood, the details of peasants' travails create a well-rounded presentation. Colorful reproductions, computer-generated illustrations, and some photographs of weapons help to transport children to these times and places. Reluctant readers will be especially drawn to these books, though other children will find them engaging as well.—Lana Miles, Jackson Elementary School, Rosenberg, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429648660
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
05/28/2010
Series:
You Choose: Warriors Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
259,743
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Rachael Hanel has written several nonfiction books for children, in addition to essays and news and magazine articles. Many of her books have focused on history and social studies. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism and history and a master's degree in history from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She works as a writer, college instructor, and university administrator from her home base of Madison Lake, Minnesota.

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