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The Barefoot Book of Knights

The Barefoot Book of Knights

by John Matthews, Giovanni Manna (Illustrator)

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School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-This book introduces Tom, a 10-year-old who is beginning his training at a castle, gives some historical information about knights and knighthood, and then returns to the boy. There is almost no real story line to his experiences. Certain events, such as disliking kitchen work, prompt Master William to tell a story to assist him in understanding the role and behavior of knights. All of the tales are adaptations of knight tales from around the world and all of them teach a lesson. This is not the best introduction to chivalry, knighthood, or the folklore surrounding it. The author does give sources but these are not the best adaptations available. The illustrations are quite stylized. In color, with some good detail, they often have an odd perspective. Characters seem to be always looking out of the corners of their eyes and their faces are a strange shape. Too many angles create an uncomfortable feeling. There are many great books on knighthood and many great collections of folklore representing this period in history, making this one unnecessary in most libraries.-Susan Lissim, Dwight School, New York City Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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Barefoot Books
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Product dimensions:
11.12(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

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