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Eyewitness: Knight (Eyewitness Books) Hardcover – June 14, 2000


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"Great for reluctant readers."--School Library Journal.  

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Detailed photographs trace the origins, heyday, and eventual decline of knighthood, chivalry, and the feudal system. Discover how armor was made, how men became knights, and what life in a medieval castle was like. "Great for reluctant readers."--School Library Journal.   --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: DK Eyewitness Books (Book 43)
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: DK Children; 1st edition (July 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789458748
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789458742
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.4 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,305,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 28, 2001
Format: Hardcover
DK eyewitness books are some of the greatest non-fiction books around. The distinctive white background and high-quality photography gives this book an edge over any other nonfiction picture book. And -- these pictures are real! They're beautiful museum-quality photos of all things related to knights, accompanied by informative captions and text.
Learn about medieval life, knights, armor, etc. If you know someone (young or old) who is fascinated by medieval times and knights, then you must introduce them to this book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Roderic Rinehart on August 1, 2014
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Love these DK books for my classroom (5th and 6th grade gifted, math and science). They are high interest and a perfect difficulty for high ability 5th and 6th graders. ALL Eyewitness DK books are 1 AR point, and most are within the 6-9 grade level range, but a few are a touch above.

I bought all these DK books used on Amazon and they have survived a few years already in my classroom library with moderately heavy use and not the greatest care from the students.

I cannot recommend DK books more, as a teacher and a parent.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By K A Murphy on October 27, 1999
Format: Hardcover
My 10 year old son is fascinated with all things midevil. This book shows the armor, weopons, and lifestyle of knights. The photos are excellent and the copy is interesting. Your child may need a little help with some of the vocabulary.
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While studying the Middle Ages, you can’t do that without learning more about knights and their chivalry. So obviously, the Eyewitness series has a book specifically dedicated to knighthood. You will learn everything that you wanted to know about the life as a knight with information about the first knights, the Normans, making a knight, iron everywhere, fashion in steel, the armor, the arms, on horseback, the castle, the castle at war, siege warfare, arming for the fight, the enemy, into battle, the castle at peace, the lord of the manor, the lady of the manor, the ideal of chivalry, the tournament, the joust, foot combat, heraldry, hunting and hawking, faith and pilgrimage, the crusades, Knights of Christ, Knights of the Rising Sun, the professionals, the decline of chivalry and much more.

The book is packed with information that will deepen your knowledge on knights. Throught the pages of this book, you will have plenty of photos and illustrations to help you visualize the life of a knight during the Middle Ages. A timeline as well as a glossary complete the book.

Knowing that knights were very active during the Middles Ages, you can’t avoid studying about them when learning about the Medieval era of our history.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 22, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I own several books from the Eyewitness Series and I am imprssed with them all. Why weren't these used as textbooks when I was in elementary school :)
The pictures are quite vivid and there is so much content inside the book. You WILL come away with a greater knowledge and better appreciation of history of knighthood!
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This book was purchsed for our great-granddaughter who is interested in all things concerning knights, castles and living in those times. She did not have any eyewitness books and loves it. She is a good reader, but is not bogged down by reading long description, on lots of pages. This is perfect for a 8,9, or ten yr old and I love them too. Tons of information, and great pictures. Wonderful book
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By Sara Bennett on February 15, 2010
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This is NOT just a book! I misunderstood and thought it seemed rather expensive for a book, but it's a whole boxed set, including the book, punch out cards to make a mini-castle....and lots more! I sent it with my son to his baby sitter, and she asked him to bring it back the next day, because SHE wasn't done looking at it!! GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!!!!
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Sorry, I like giving good reviews, but I just was not too impressed with this book. It didn't have the wonderful illustrations and colors I hoped for. It displayed the same two characters over and over throughout the book and wasn't very pleasing to the eyes. But, it did surprise us with a nice poster and disc included.
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