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|
|Number of Pages||:||40 pages|
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...
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...
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.)
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...
April 17, 2017
An engaging mix of prose and factual information about falconry.
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...
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...
March 27, 2017
The illustrations are simply gorgeous. The sidebars explaining falconry terms are very informative. Maybe a good candidate for the Siebert?
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...
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...