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Making of a Knight

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Making of a Knight

by Patrick O'Brien


Quick Overview

Seven-year-old James desperately wants to be a noble knight like his father. But before his dreams are realized, James must work for seven years as a page and for seven more as a squire, learning to ride, hunt, and fight. An exciting battle, a lavish feast, a rowdy tournament, and a courtly romance are illustrated with elegant oil illustrations. Full color.


Readers follow young Sir James to knighthood in this informative picture book. He begins his journey at age seven as a page, working his way up to squire and, after proving himself brave in battle, a knight. Children step into the world of the 1400s, complete with kings, queens, ladies, castles, and silken flags flying. As the boy learns about serving the king, chivalry, weapons, and suiting up for battle, youngsters are treated to captionlike asides that add details on life in the Middle Ages. This book has it all: battles, lavish dinners, jousting, and even romance. It is generously illustrated with detailed oil paintings. O'Brien has done his research; the story and illustrations fittingly portray England of yore. Size 0.1" H x 10.92" L x 8.5" W, 32 pages

Additional Information

ISBN 9780881063554
Author Patrick O'Brien
Age Group 6-9
Book Type paperback

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