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Did you know that people have told stories about Robin Hood since the 1300's and that the Maya people of Central America chewed a rubbery gum they called chicle? These fun facts and many more can be found in this edition of Curious Kids Guides. Each of the guides in this series is full of lively answers to all those tricky questions about how the world works. Browsers and young students alike will enjoy these lively question-and-answer books with their unique mix of realistic illustrations and engaging cartoons. The enticing questions will amaze, amuse, and inspire, while the highly visual format encourages kids to keep reading.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780753454695
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 4/15/2002
  • Series: Curious Kids Guides Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip Steele has a passion for writing about history. He is a well-known author of more than one hundred children's books, including Castles, Pirates, Knights, The Best Book of Mummies, The World of Pirates, and The World of Castles. He was a student of medieval French and German literature, and has visited castles in England, France, Germany, Spain, and Poland. He has travelled to the Valley of the Kings and other sites of Ancient Egypt, and has met mummies face to face in the Cairo Museum. Philip now lives near Beaumaris and the other great castles of North Wales.

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Table of Contents

What were the Middle Ages in the middle of? 4
Why did kings and queens wear crowns? 6
Why were the peasants revolting? 7
Why did castles have moats? 8
Why did knights wear armor? 10
Why did churches have steeples? 12
Why did mosques have minarets? 13
Who wore steeples on their heads? 14
Who wore platform shoes? 15
Why did people eat with their fingers? 16
Who first grew potatoes? 17
Who was first to chew gum? 17
What were garderobes? 18
Did people take baths? 19
What was the Black Death? 19
Did children have to go to school? 20
Why did Incas get tied up in knots? 21
Why were books chained up? 22
Why was it hard to tell the time? 23
Where did china come from? 24
What blew up in Venice? 24
Why did artists paint with eggs? 25
Why was soccer banned? 26
What was the Festival of Fools? 27
Who said yes to No plays? 27
Where was Vinland? 28
Who went to sea in junks? 29
Was Sinbad a real sailor? 29
Where did Robin Hood live? 30
Who was Joan of Arc? 31
Who was a teenage warrior? 31
Index 32
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