Traces James's journey during the Middle Ages in England from inexperienced page at the age of seven to knighthoodat the age of twenty-one.
Meet the Author
Patrick O'Brien was raised a Navy "brat" and moved around a lot as a child, but now he calls Baltimore, Maryland, home. He grew up drawing and painting, but did not realize that he should be an illustrator until after he graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in biology. He then attended art school at Virginia Commonwealth University and started a successful freelance career drawing storyboards for advertising agencies.
In addition to STEAM, SMOKE and STEEL, Patrick has illustrated several other children's books, including A WASP IS NOT A BEE (Holt), A PIRATE'S LIFE FOR ME, BOTTOMS UP: A BOOK ABOUT REAR ENDS (Holt), and GIGANTIC: HOW BIG WERE THE DINOSAURS (Holt).
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The Making of a Knight is about a boy named James that wants to become a knight. Another man named Lord Hawks took James has to work for him to become a knight. The theme is determination, James is determined to become a knight. He will do a lot to become a knight just like his father did. When he was a kid he had wooden sword fights with other kids. I like it because its about medieval knights. It¿s about how knights became knights and how old you are when you start. At the end he becomes a knight and sets off on an adventure. I¿d recommend this book to anyone.