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Days of the knights : a tale of castles and battles

Author: Christopher Maynard
Publisher: New York : DK Pub., 1998.
Series: Eyewitness readers., Level 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Presents a day in the life of a medieval lord as he runs the land over which he holds power. Slashing swords, shining armor, knights locked in deadly battle - the mighty castle is under siege! These 48-page books about fascinating subjects like pirates, mummies, and volcanoes are for proficient readers who can understand a rich vocabulary and challenging sentence structure. In addition to the stunning photographs,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult nonfiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Maynard
ISBN: 0789429632 9780789429636 0758711018 9780758711014 9780789442536 0789442531
OCLC Number: 37580301
Performer(s): Illustrated by Peter Dennis.
Target Audience: "Grades 2-4."
Description: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Under attack! --
Fairs and holy days --
Knight school --
Dressed to kill --
Build it strong --
On guard! --
Visitor --
Old stones --
Glossary.
Series Title: Eyewitness readers., Level 4.
Responsibility: written by Christopher Maynard.

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Presents a day in the life of a medieval lord as he runs the land over which he holds power. Slashing swords, shining armor, knights locked in deadly battle - the mighty castle is under siege! These 48-page books about fascinating subjects like pirates, mummies, and volcanoes are for proficient readers who can understand a rich vocabulary and challenging sentence structure. In addition to the stunning photographs, informative sidebars, and glossary, readers will find archival photographs and paintings. Averaging 4,500 to 5,000 words in length, Level 4 books are 40 percent pictures and 40 percent text. The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4.

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