The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry by Danna Smith

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Read The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry Online Free - Gentle verse and sweeping, majestic artwork set imaginations soaring in a handsome and illuminating ode to the ancient art of falconry.
Join a young girl and her father, the falconer at a medieval castle, as they experience the joys of taking a goshawk out for a training flight. The girl leads readers through all the preparations and equipment needed for the flight from the hawk s hood and bells to the falconer s gloves culminating in a dramatic demonstration of the hawk s hunting skill. Bagram Ibatoulline s masterful illustrations capture the vivid details and beauty of a day spent hawking, while Danna Smith s poetic storytelling will make readers long to experience the art and sport of falconry firsthand."

Title : The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry
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ISBN : 0763679925
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 pages


Manybooks rated it ★★★☆☆

January 13, 2018

While the presented poetry of Danna Smith's The Hawk of the Castle is lyrical and indeed, almost song-like, melodiously lovely to read and savour (with the additional prose information on each page an added and very much enlightening, appreciated intellectual informational bonus), I for one have...

Julie rated it ★★★★★

October 18, 2017

Wowwwwwww. I checked this out because I was looking for books to use for a homeschool program at work. The art is beautiful - stellar, even. The main text tells of the daily tasks of a medieval falconer and his daughter, and then there is much more detailed information inset into panels on each p...

Heidi-Marie rated it ★★★☆☆

October 04, 2017

Reviewing for 2017 Beehive poetry long list nominees. Wow. I knew pretty much nothing about falconry, even though I saw a raptor show once. The poetry flowed well and introduced the various parts of falconry back then. Then the more information notes were to the point. I found myself more interes...

Rebecca rated it ★★★★☆

April 27, 2017

Four stars for stunning, detail-rich paintings, and for covering an unusual subject that has narrow but deep appeal. (By which I mean lots of kids will be bored silly by medieval falconry, but the ones who are into it will be INTO IT.)

Tricia rated it ★★★★★

November 02, 2017

This is the most beautiful and informative children's book I've read in a long time. It will be hard to give it to my grandsons. The narrative is in rhyme with a repetitive last line. Also on each page is information that goes with each rhyme. At the end there is an appendix with additional books...

Donalyn rated it ★★★★☆

April 17, 2017

An engaging mix of prose and factual information about falconry.

Debra rated it ★★★★★

August 22, 2017

If you need a great rhyming story about life in a medieval castle, this book is a treasure! The illustrations are fabulously breathtaking and detailed and framed in in an appropriately patterned border. The fact boxes on many pages give more detailed information about the information in the rhyme...

Mary rated it ★★★☆☆

March 29, 2017

Medieval falconry is explored from an author who's father practiced the activity. I was impressed by the illustrations. The close up falcon feathers were life like. The spreads had a medieval painting feel to them and I appreciated the border on each page. This is part story and part inserted fac...

Amy rated it ★★★☆☆

March 27, 2017

The illustrations are simply gorgeous. The sidebars explaining falconry terms are very informative. Maybe a good candidate for the Siebert?

Sandra rated it ★★★★☆

May 24, 2017

This book hit so many of my yes buttons that I am practically drooling to add it to my own library. First off, the illustrations are lush with the kind of quality of art that half sells the book right off the bat. Since this is a non fiction book based on the life of a hawk in medieval times, the...

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