A panorama of life in the Middle Ages in 42 realistically detailed drawings ranging from scenes of everyday life in castle, village, monastery, and countryside, to dramatic and colorful portrayals of tournaments, castle sieges, banquets, the building of a cathedral, battles, fairs, and more. Introduction. Detailed captions.
Meg and her classmates visit a medieval castle and become eyewitnesses to the theft of a priceless silver chalice. The reader is asked to solve the mystery before Meg, using clues found in the text and illustrations.
The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach encourages readers to get emotionally involved with the characters, aiding the understanding of many aspects of medieval life, including education, social structure and religion. Informative captions, a comprehensive glossary and an index makes this title an ideal fun introduction to the conventions of non-fiction text. This is an ideal text for shared and guided reading for Key Stage 2 pupils within the framework of the National Literacy Strategy. It helps achieve the goals of the Scottish Standard Curriculum.
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