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Sweaty Suits of Armor

Sweaty Suits of Armor

by Chana Stiefel, Gerald Kelley (Illustrator)

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Children's Literature - Natalie Gurr
Wrapped in a package of chivalry and shiny armor, knights are often hailed as medieval superheroes; here, Stiefel pulls out all the nitty-gritty aspects of knighthood without completely dispelling the myth. Jousting, wars, siege, armor, weapons, and tournaments are all described in a casual style that makes the history accessible and amusing. Details about equipment and lifestyle are simultaneously covered in a fluid narrative. Short anecdotal stories are inserted throughout to clarify facts and make the information more personable. The writing style is quick and easy to understand. It is appropriate for reading aloud to younger children, and older children will find it a useful reference about the Middle Ages. Humorous cartoon illustrations convey information in a lighthearted way. The book contains a table of contents, glossary, and index. A page of suggested sources makes it easy to research more material. Students will enjoy the fun style and amusing pictures. Reviewer: Natalie Gurr

Product Details

Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
Ye Yucky Middle Ages
Product dimensions:
7.81(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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