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How to Be a Medieval Knight (How to Be)

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Are your estates in order? Can you recite poetry, or sing, or play a lute? Have you had your hair cut, squire? Are you sitting comfortably in all that armor? Will you perform your duties with honor and chivalry? Are you really worthy of pursuing your destiny as a knight of olde, among the elite of medieval society in status and wealth? You know you are! So arise, Sir Reade ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 11th 2007 by National Geographic Children's Books (first published September 1st 2004)
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Nov 16, 2008 Jess rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juv, non-fiction, history
Non-fiction - history
For 2nd-6th grade

The job of a medieval knight is outlined in text and illustrations, giving an overview of knighthood and including many details about the hardships and thrills of the life.

"Knights Needed," begins the introduction, and readers are swept into the world of medieval knighthood, from arms and armor to training to life in peacetime. The format is reminiscent of the Eyewitness books, with many small chunks of text, often in conjunction with an illustration, althou
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Aug 01, 2013 Clare Cannon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, 08-12yrs
A fairly balanced and realistic portrayal of the life of a medieval knight in images, diagrams and short, informative passages of text. It doesn't shy away from the less romantic details, including the smells of the armour, the primitive ways of treating wounds, the importance of wealth and rank, the distinct roles for males and females, and the power held by the Christian Church at this time... without labouring these points but stating it as it was. These details are balanced by the many more ...more
Nov 27, 2015 Noah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books, 5-8
This is an informative non-fiction picture book that is suitable for grades 5-8. This book takes a chronological walk through the history of knights. It highlights the many different characteristics and duties of knights with illustrations. This books has themes of history, war and community. I would rate this book 4 out of 5 because of the great illustrations and information.
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We learned a lot from this book. (Even those of us who didn't really care to, :-))
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Fiona MacDonald studied history at Cambridge University and at the University of East Anglia. She has taught in schools, adult education and university, and is the author of numerous books for children on historical topics.
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