If You Were a Kid in a Medieval Castle
This book blends together fiction and non-fiction, as we time travel back to theMiddle Ageswith young, hip children who join in the historical event. Adventures ensue, and young readers will imagine they are transported back in time. Modern illustrations, simple timeline, maps, and illuminating sidebars provide a captivating look at life in a Medieval Castle. Helpful glossary included. 31 pgs, pb.
As the son of a medieval lord, Henry has lived in a castle all his life. When learns that he must leave home to begin training to be a knight, he turns to his friend Margaret for help. But as a worker in the castle's kitchen, Margaret is envious of Henry's opportunity to see more of the world. Get a glimpse into medieval times by following these two friends as they explore the castle and meet a variety of colorful characters.
These small-format books transport your young reader to Independence Hall for the discussion on the Constitution, a seat on the westward-bound Conestoga wagon, or the cramped passenger compartment in the Mayflower. Written in an entertaining question-and-answer format, reviewer Rebecca Rupp says her "kids plunged right in, answering questions and discussing answers." Approx. 80 pgs.