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


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.)

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...

Beverly rated it ★★★★★

July 06, 2017

I love Ibatoulline's realistic acrylic gouache paintings. All of the pages are double-page spreads, with lots of detail, surrounded by a border. In addition to the story text, there is a box of explanatory notes on each spread. There is a really nice painting of the falcon in the air, and a falco...

Paul rated it ★★★★☆

June 10, 2017

Beautifully illustrated history, with each double-page dedicating most of its real estate to Ibaoulline's lavish and detailed paintings, with a little text and accompanying explanatory text. This is a brilliant way to help the reader avoid having to shuffle back and forth to end notes or a glossa...

Robin rated it ★★★★☆

July 06, 2017

This book has excellent illustrations, very life-like pictures! The rhyming way it is written is an easy read and helps explain falconry, along with the pictures, to younger children. The additional text on each page is a bonus, as it gives much more detail, and makes the book even more education...

Jennifer rated it ★★★★☆

July 08, 2017

Gorgeously detailed and lush paintings surrounded by a historically appropriate border make this a striking book on an interesting topic. Some kids will really love this one. The small information boxes are well-placed and provide relevant information. I like that the small illustrations in these...

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