The Medieval Knight

The Medieval Knight

by Christopher Gravett, Brett Breckon
     
 

Step inside the world of the medieval knight…into his castle as he prepares for a feast in the Great Hall, as he enters into battle and as he mounts his hors3e preparing for the joust.

In The World of the Medieval Knight stunning cutaway views, brilliant panoramas and step-by-step sequences are all created by the illustrator Brett Breckon. His

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Step inside the world of the medieval knight…into his castle as he prepares for a feast in the Great Hall, as he enters into battle and as he mounts his hors3e preparing for the joust.

In The World of the Medieval Knight stunning cutaway views, brilliant panoramas and step-by-step sequences are all created by the illustrator Brett Breckon. His unique “exploded views” reveal in lavish detail the intricate way the knight’s armor was built.

Discover how a page learned how to become a knight, how a knight’s horse was armed, how a castle was attacked and defended, how heavy the knight’s armor really was and what happened to the role of the knight.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Sue Preissner
Boys and girls alike will enjoy this book of medieval times. The text is simple and easy to understand. It is the layout and illustrations, however, that will rivet the child to these pages for their incomparable detail and vibrant coloration. You can see a knight in his armor, as well as a detailed drawing of how each piece fits together. Learn about tournaments, food & banquets, chivalry, castles, manors, towns, and much more. Includes both a glossary and an index.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-10The large format, numerous full-color illustrations, informative captions, and minimal text will make this title popular. Double-page topics include castle life, weapons, horses, jousting, hunting, ladies, etc. The discussion of armor is subdivided into more detailed subjects, each with its own double-page spread: leg defenses; the cuirass; arm defenses; gauntlets; and helmets. While the organization of material leaves something to be desired, the effective illustrations will intrigue interested readers. There is nothing really new here, but the book will serve as an attractive, informative addition to a subject always in demand.Rosie Peasley, Empire Union School District, Modesto, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872262775
Publisher:
School Specialty Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Series:
World Of Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 12.20(h) x 0.05(d)
Age Range:
10 - 18 Years

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