A KNIGHT'S BOOK by Ali Mitgutsch

A KNIGHT'S BOOK

by , illustrated by , translated by
Age Range: 7 - 10

KIRKUS REVIEW

 An old knight tells about some of his youthful experiences as Squire Wolflieb, accompanying his poor but admired Sir Frank to a tournament at a well-defended castle. Along the way to Frank's tie for the tournament victory, there are other adventures: rescuing the feisty Lady Lorin from a pack of wolves; routing a gang of bullies. The story ends on a darker note: the duchy must be defended against a real invasion. The illustrations are unusually lively and colorful, including--like the text--a great many authentic details of medieval life; in fact, though it's catalogued as fiction, the book's greatest strength is its informational value. An entertaining glimpse of another time. Translator's note on the amusing German names (e.g., ``Lîwenhaupt'' means Lion-Head). Handsome, oversize picture book format. (Fiction. 7-10)*justify no*

Pub Date: Sept. 23rd, 1991
ISBN: 0-395-58103-6
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Clarion
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1991




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