Learn all about medieval knights with favorite nonfiction author and illustrator Gail Gibbons -- perfect for the younger set!
"Children won't want to surrender this book, so buy multiple copies," says Booklist of this ideal picture book primer on medieval knights. The author covers tournaments, chivalry, and what happened when a bad knight was caught. Legendary knights such as Sir Gawain and the knights of the Round Table are included, as is St.George and the dragon, and Gibbons also discusses present-day knights. With all of the excitement clearly rendered in clean pen and ink and watercolor, there's plenty of fighting, decorative clothing and heraldry, as well as clear labels pointing out the parts of a castle and the names of the armor pieces.
"A shining example of the type of nonfiction that Gibbons does so well." - School Library Journal
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About the Author
Gail Gibbons has written more than 140 books and has been called a "master of picture book nonfiction" by Booklist. The Washington Post has said "Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." In recognition of her "distinguished contribution to children's literature," Gail was awarded the Regina Medal Award. She is also the recipient of the Children's Book Guild of Washington, DC Nonfiction Book Award. Gail's informational books cover a vast range of topics and have received innumerable awards and honors that range from American Library Association Notable Children's Books to National Science Teachers Association - Children's Book Council Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children to International Reading Association - Children's Book Council (IRA-CBC) Children's Choice Books, beloved by young readers across the country. She divides her time between Vermont and Matinicus Island, Maine.