The Barefoot Book of Knights
Not just anyone can be a knight, and this spell-binding collection of action-packed stories from around the world will show you why. From the familiar court of King Arthur to the distant realm of Prince Vladimir of Kiev, this enticing collection reveals that being a good knight is harder than it may seem. Not only are a brave heart and a strong arm required, but it is also...more
Hardcover, 79 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Barefoot Books
(first published 2002)
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Dec 21, 2010 Logan rated it 4 of 5 stars
Logan loved this. We had just finished reading "The Making of a Knight," so he already knew about pages and squires. In this book, a young page and his companions listen to stories told by the (unrealistically) kind man in charge of them. Each story illustrates a knightly quality, such as quick thinking, kindness, cooperation, and honor. As the person who loaned it to us said, it was nice to read a book about knights that focused less on the fighting and more on chivalry. I also liked that each...more
May 02, 2011 Heather rated it 4 of 5 stars
We actually listened to the audio version of this book and the narrator, Anthony Head, did a wonderful job. We enjoyed the stories from around the world. It was nice that each story had a particular character trait or moral to it. My boys said the theme song was annoying, but other than that they listened quietly the entire time.
Nov 10, 2012 Catarina rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
A very cute book filled with Knight tales about honour, commitment and doing what's right. Barefoot Books have been leaving a very good impression on me. They have beautiful illustrations and very interesting stories.
John Matthews is an historian, folklorist and author. He has been a full time writer since 1980 and has produced over ninety books on the Arthurian Legends and Grail Studies, as well as short stories and a volume of poetry. He has devoted much of the past thirty years to the study of Arthurian Traditions and myth in general. His best known and most widely read works are ‘Pirates’ (Carlton/Atheneum...moreMore about John Matthews...