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A collection of stories about the knights of the Middle Ages draws upon Arthurian and European legends. Full color illustrations throughout.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 12th 1989 by Schocken (first published January 1st 1982)
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Barbi Faye (The Book Fae)
Jun 12, 2016 Barbi Faye (The Book Fae) rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Pages and Squires
Recommended to Barbi Faye (The Book Fae) by: Kings and Queens of the Realm
Brave and chivalrous, this book explores popular and enduring stories and full color pictures of knights of the Middle Ages, and draws upon Arthurian and European legends. The knights that are featured in depth in paintings in full and double page spreads and text are; Arthur, Sigfried, Parzifal, The Cid, Roland, Sir Gawain, Sir Gareth, Sir Tristam, Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad, and Lohengrin. It also shows examples of medieval life; the swordsmith's, squires, the castle, falconry, courtly love, an ...more
Jason M Waltz
Sep 12, 2014 Jason M Waltz rated it really liked it
took a bit to finish this one, but that's not due to the book--I began by reading this aloud to my daughters but with one thing or another I didn't finish it till now.

enjoyable, beautiful, worth a look-see, especially if you plan on reading it with the kids. a nicely compiled collection of abbreviated legendary tales of knights and nonfiction knightly stuff. from Siegfried to George to Cid, with colored art throughout, and b&w sketchings of things like sword and armor parts. some myths are
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Mike (the Paladin)
Mar 30, 2010 Mike (the Paladin) rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This isn't a bad book. If you're looking for a book with short versions of most of the well known "Knight Stories" this is it. Galahad, or Tristam, Parzifal, or Siegfried...You'll also fine Saint George and The Cid. It's a pretty good book and a nice read. Have fun.
Chris
Geared mostly for YA, Knights presents stories intermixed with details about actual medieval knight hood. The stories are either Arthurian or Germanic. It's not a bad book, but there are better ones out there.
Justin Greene
Dec 01, 2013 Justin Greene rated it it was amazing
This book contains a wonderful variety of stories of knights, along with narratives about what the typical life was like as a knight. All of this is backed up by beautifully created illustrations that really bring alive the world the knights lived in.
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Shelves: history-medieval
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