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A Medieval Feast (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

A Medieval Feast (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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The king is coming to visit! The lord and lady of Camdenton Manor must work quickly to prepare fo 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. This will be a feast to remember!

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The king is coming to visit! The lord and lady of Camdenton Manor must work quickly to prepare fo 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. This will be a feast to remember!

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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:
9780808579397
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
09/28/1986
Series:
Reading Rainbow Bks.
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Aliki is the author-illustrator of many books, both fiction and nonfiction, enjoyed by readers throughout the world. They encompass her many interests-from Greek mythology and prehistoric times to Egyptian mummies, aquariums, zoos, music, Shakespeare, and our inner world of feelings. Aliki is also a keen gardener who was once afraid of worms. This book reflects her young grandson's fascination with garden wildlife. Aliki lives with her family in England.

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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.