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Knightology: A True Account of the Most Valiant Knights Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-06-28 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 2 user ratings
ISBN:0763698482
LANGUAGE:English

" To those who imagine themselves Knights of the realm, this is the book for you. Every aspect of a knights life is covered - from training, to residence, to tournaments and more. The styling of the book is made to resemble an old, medieval tome. The illustrations are stunning. There is an element of fun as well, with secret letters, rotating info cards, and more. I found Knightology a true delight. " said.

"This presentation style keepsake book bedecked with jewels and plenty of panache is a title from Candlewick Press’s Ologies series. Using the art style of an illuminated medieval text, the reader is surrounded with visual and textual clues to the life and times of medieval knight. Contents include what knights were, how they trained, arms and armour, castles and battles, leisure time activities, and much more. The use of flaps and coded text to solve hidden messages encourage interactive participation by the reader.

The total effect is entrancing, and will sure attract a look from curious middle grade readers. It makes the subject more lively and appealing. The moveable pieces may not withstand excessive use in a library setting, but the high kid appeal and useful information overcomes this minor quibble. I would recommend this book for purchase by school or public libraries looking for high interest material.

This book was provided by the publisher for professional review by SWON Libraries.
" said.

"I’ve always loved the literature of the medieval period, so much so that one summer I dragged my young Kiddo around Europe, going from castle to castle. And while that was fun, what was missing was knowing and understanding just what life was like for the men who were knights and squires. And here is a book that gives young readers just that kind of information, beginning with a chapter called The Way of the Knight, covering The Nine Rules of Knighthood, and what chivalry was in theory and practice. From there, readers move on to the Crusades: who participated and why, where they took place (including a map) and even a Crusaders castle. Then there is in depth information about training to be a Squire, Arms and Armour used by knights, A Knight’s Horses, and his Castle, Castle Defenses, Jousting and Tournaments, Battle and Sieges, Hunting and Feasting, Hero Knights of History, Hero Knights of Legend, and finally The Greatest Night of All (and no, it isn't King Arthur, as I had guessed). Each section is done on a two page spread, with lots of flaps to pick up and see even more information. Each page is realistically illustrated, and many even have the illuminated images along the edge of the paper, in the same manner that manuscripts in the medieval ages were done. This is really a beautiful, well-researched book. My personal favorite part if the book, though, involves finding the clues located throughout that lead to the Holy Grail, making this a true quest book, and questing was definitely part of a knight’s life. " said.

"This book is jam-packed with information both factual and legend about knights. Librarians should be clamoring to buy this book for their knight-loving readers. This addresses so many interesting attributes of the period of time in the early 1000s and the Crusades. This is a really nice book with fun flaps and tabs to incentivize the reader to find more information hidden therein. The cover is rich in color, gold foil, and "jewels."

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher to facilitate this review of my own opinions which are freely given.
" said.

" To those who imagine themselves Knights of the realm, this is the book for you. Every aspect of a knights life is covered - from training, to residence, to tournaments and more. The styling of the book is made to resemble an old, medieval tome. The illustrations are stunning. There is an element of fun as well, with secret letters, rotating info cards, and more. I found Knightology a true delight. " said.

"This presentation style keepsake book bedecked with jewels and plenty of panache is a title from Candlewick Press’s Ologies series. Using the art style of an illuminated medieval text, the reader is surrounded with visual and textual clues to the life and times of medieval knight. Contents include what knights were, how they trained, arms and armour, castles and battles, leisure time activities, and much more. The use of flaps and coded text to solve hidden messages encourage interactive participation by the reader.

The total effect is entrancing, and will sure attract a look from curious middle grade readers. It makes the subject more lively and appealing. The moveable pieces may not withstand excessive use in a library setting, but the high kid appeal and useful information overcomes this minor quibble. I would recommend this book for purchase by school or public libraries looking for high interest material.

This book was provided by the publisher for professional review by SWON Libraries.
" said.

"I’ve always loved the literature of the medieval period, so much so that one summer I dragged my young Kiddo around Europe, going from castle to castle. And while that was fun, what was missing was knowing and understanding just what life was like for the men who were knights and squires. And here is a book that gives young readers just that kind of information, beginning with a chapter called The Way of the Knight, covering The Nine Rules of Knighthood, and what chivalry was in theory and practice. From there, readers move on to the Crusades: who participated and why, where they took place (including a map) and even a Crusaders castle. Then there is in depth information about training to be a Squire, Arms and Armour used by knights, A Knight’s Horses, and his Castle, Castle Defenses, Jousting and Tournaments, Battle and Sieges, Hunting and Feasting, Hero Knights of History, Hero Knights of Legend, and finally The Greatest Night of All (and no, it isn't King Arthur, as I had guessed). Each section is done on a two page spread, with lots of flaps to pick up and see even more information. Each page is realistically illustrated, and many even have the illuminated images along the edge of the paper, in the same manner that manuscripts in the medieval ages were done. This is really a beautiful, well-researched book. My personal favorite part if the book, though, involves finding the clues located throughout that lead to the Holy Grail, making this a true quest book, and questing was definitely part of a knight’s life. " said.

"This book is jam-packed with information both factual and legend about knights. Librarians should be clamoring to buy this book for their knight-loving readers. This addresses so many interesting attributes of the period of time in the early 1000s and the Crusades. This is a really nice book with fun flaps and tabs to incentivize the reader to find more information hidden therein. The cover is rich in color, gold foil, and "jewels."

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher to facilitate this review of my own opinions which are freely given.
" said.

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