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Medieval Feast
     

Medieval Feast

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by Aliki
 

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A beautifully illustrated, award-winning, and fascinating look at the Middle Ages by Aliki, the beloved creator of many popular books for children. The King is coming to visit! The lord and lady of Camdenton Manor must work quickly to prepare for his arrival. It will take weeks to ready rooms, set up tents, and prepare the feast itself. Everyone is busy hunting and

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A beautifully illustrated, award-winning, and fascinating look at the Middle Ages by Aliki, the beloved creator of many popular books for children. The King is coming to visit! The lord and lady of Camdenton Manor must work quickly to prepare for his arrival. It will take weeks to ready rooms, set up tents, and prepare the feast itself. Everyone is busy hunting and hawking, brewing and churning. “A veritable feast of a book.”—School Library Journal

This nonfiction picture book about life in medieval times features detailed illustrations to explore again and again. “A sumptuous look at the gastronomic inclinations of nobility in the Middle Ages is parlayed into a fascinating story about an upcoming visit to Camdenton Manor by the king and his large retinue.”—Booklist

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Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
One of my favorite "feast" books! Aliki tells the story of an old English lord's preparations for the king's visit. The lord realizes that a feast such as the King and his retinue expect can seriously deplete his fortune, but still he sets his household scurrying to redecorate the Royal Suite and to hunt, fish, brew, harvest, grind, and cook a vast array of foodstuffs. Aliki drew upon illuminated manuscripts and medieval tapestries for her picture designs, and the colors are rich and glowing. Through the story and pictures, children glimpse may details of medieval life: the use of trenchers (bread plates), fingers, and spoons for eating; the relationship of serfs to the lord; and even a pie with "four and twenty blackbirds," as in the nursery rhyme.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064460507
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1986
Series:
Trophy Nonfiction Book Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
212,172
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.00(d)
Lexile:
840L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

With more than 60 fiction and nonfiction titles for children to her credit, Aliki has been delighting her many fans since her first book was published in 1960. Born in New Jersey, she now lives in New York City.

Aliki's books for young readers include the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out titles Digging Up Dinosaurs, Fossils Tell of Long Ago, My Feet, and My Hands. Other nonfiction books by Aliki include How a Book Is Made, Mummies Made in Egypt, My Visit to the Aquarium, My Visit to the Dinosaurs, My Visit to the Zoo, Wild and Woolly Mammoths, and William Shakespeare & the Globe.

With more than 60 fiction and nonfiction titles for children to her credit, Aliki has been delighting her many fans since her first book was published in 1960. Born in New Jersey, she now lives in New York City.

Aliki's books for young readers include the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out titles Digging Up Dinosaurs, Fossils Tell of Long Ago, My Feet, and My Hands. Other nonfiction books by Aliki include How a Book Is Made, Mummies Made in Egypt, My Visit to the Aquarium, My Visit to the Dinosaurs, My Visit to the Zoo, Wild and Woolly Mammoths, and William Shakespeare & the Globe.

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A Medieval Feast 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
an-older_lady More than 1 year ago
When I was still a media specialist in an elementary school, I enjoyed sharing this book with students. The amount of food eaten was almost beyond belief and the length of a meal was time consuming, but that was apparently their main occupation (for the rich). If I recall, we were even given a glimpse into obtaining the foods.