Are your estates in order? Can you recite poetry, or sing, or play a lute? Are you comfortable in all that armor? Will you perform your duties with honor and chivalry? Are you really worthy of pursuing your destiny as a knight of olde, among the elite of medieval society in status and wealth? You know you are! So arise, Sir Reader, and go forth and nobly answer your calling.
History is exciting and memorable in this creative nonfiction series that ''preps'' children for some of the most fascinating occupations throughout time. Each book features an original format that allows kids to identify with the given profession. Detailed illustrations bring the action to life. And engaging text challenges students to learn as much as they can as they prepare for a ''job interview'' at the end of the book. All of the topics selected complement social studies curriculum in grades 3 to 6.
"We have come to expect good factual information coupled with lots of illustrations from National Geographic and these books deliver." Recommended Review, Library Media Connection
"The folks at National Geographic have created another winning series for young readers." Social Studies for Kids
"High-interest topics brought to life through readable texts." School Library Journal
"Using a highly visual format, Macdonald introduces readers to the lives of warriors and protectors throughout history spreads cover the job requirements, weaponry, family life, money, and much more. The illustrations include full-color photographs of artifacts and detailed drawings, many of which are labeled. A short quiz at the end of each book prepares youngsters for their interview, while the excellent glossaries strengthen these offerings. High-interest topics brought to life through readable texts." School Library Journal