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30 review for Knights and Castles

  1. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    We used the diagram of a castle to build a Lego castle when we finished this unit. :)

  2. 4 out of 5

    Maria

    In this book you can find the answers of question. Who people live back than? What is a castles and how were they built? How the knight defends castles from enemy attacks? It is very Interesting!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Pamela(AllHoney)

    I got it for my daughter but decided to check it out and found it interesting. I liked the simple way things were explained. Maybe I should stick to 7-12 reading material. Hehe!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Drury

    I actually liked the fact tracker more than I liked the book it was supposed to accompany. My five year-old daughter and I took turns reading the books to each other, she from The Knight at Dawn, me from the fact tracker. This method worked fairly well as both books have 10 chapters, but would have been better if the chapters in the fact tracker were arranged slightly differently. It seems like it wouldn't have been that difficult to sync up the two. Overall, I felt the information was laid out i I actually liked the fact tracker more than I liked the book it was supposed to accompany. My five year-old daughter and I took turns reading the books to each other, she from The Knight at Dawn, me from the fact tracker. This method worked fairly well as both books have 10 chapters, but would have been better if the chapters in the fact tracker were arranged slightly differently. It seems like it wouldn't have been that difficult to sync up the two. Overall, I felt the information was laid out in a logical manner, and while somewhat difficult for a five year-old, made a good attempt at explaining complex concepts in a simple manner.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Anirudha Das

    I think this book is a great research book and an overall good use for your recreational time. This book gives all the details and interesting facts you want to know about the Age of Knights and Castles! The authors presented learning in a fun way using characters from the original Magic Treehouse. This book has some of the same level facts as some of the real deal fact books but this one gets you fully immersed inside the world of the Middle Ages. I suggest this book to anyone doing research on I think this book is a great research book and an overall good use for your recreational time. This book gives all the details and interesting facts you want to know about the Age of Knights and Castles! The authors presented learning in a fun way using characters from the original Magic Treehouse. This book has some of the same level facts as some of the real deal fact books but this one gets you fully immersed inside the world of the Middle Ages. I suggest this book to anyone doing research on the Middle Ages or just looking for something interesting to read!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Seung Lee

    Compared to the Dinosaurs Fact Tracker, I liked this one a bit more. It had more interesting illustrations and explanations of the Medieval times. My kids are into weapons and there was plenty of that too in the book!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Darinda

    A research guide about knights and castles. This book goes along with the second book in the Magic Tree House, The Knight at Dawn. A good book with plenty of interesting info for kids that enjoy knights and castles.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Tara

    I love these books. They're so informative but not boring. I love the format. It has a good flow to it. I love these books. They're so informative but not boring. I love the format. It has a good flow to it.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Alex

    I enjoyed this book because I like armor. Armor protects you. I also enjoyed the book because I liked the part when I saw one of the wars in the book.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Martin Ewell

    It was about knights 500 years ago and I liked the weapons.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Daphne Kim

    These are great supplements to my daughter's fiction reading. These are great supplements to my daughter's fiction reading.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl

    A delightful treat. I enjoyed this read.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Simplekind

    I've been reading these books to LT. He isn't as interested in the non-fic ones as the fiction ones, but he does still ask some questions to me when I'm reading. I've been reading these books to LT. He isn't as interested in the non-fic ones as the fiction ones, but he does still ask some questions to me when I'm reading.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lierin Patterson

    I love the information in this book! It's concise, but has a lot of information. Even as an adult, I found this enjoyable to read. I love the information in this book! It's concise, but has a lot of information. Even as an adult, I found this enjoyable to read.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Audrey

    A brief but thorough lesson on the history of the middle ages for children. It is interesting and easy to understand.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Lucas Branzoleski

    Good Info about what it would be like in the good ol medieval days.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    Luisa: I liked illustrations that showed the parts of stuff. My favorite thing I learned was that knights armor is really heavy and they have to start practicing when they are 7 years old.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Joelle

    Informative! Lots of vocabulary about Castles, Knights, and the Middle Ages! I liked the illustrations!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Britney

    I started reading the research guides on my own because my 3 year old wasn't interested. I was interested. I started reading the research guides on my own because my 3 year old wasn't interested. I was interested.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Cindy Sheppard Gidge

    marvelous educational book series!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Colin

    The "fact tracker" book providing additional information and resources to accompany The Magic Tree House book 2 - "The Knight at Dawn" . . . The "fact tracker" book providing additional information and resources to accompany The Magic Tree House book 2 - "The Knight at Dawn" . . .

  22. 5 out of 5

    Hanna

    This is a fun and imaginary book that takes kids through adventures that the magical treehouse brings. This time they go back to castles and fighting knights to get their way back in real time.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Nancy Thompson

    Great to read along while we studied the Middle Ages.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Hamza Essoulami

    Hamza Essoulami GoodReads 8th Grade 01/07/15 Knight and Castles 1) Knights and Castles is a nonfiction book because it talks about real knights and castles that existed long years ago. 2) I believe that my friends will be interested in reading this book because it tackles on important subject about the Middle Ages. 3) Five facts: I learned from the book are : 1/ In the past in Europe, kings and wealthy people lived in castles. 2/ Castles were huge stone fortresses. 3/ Knights were soldiers who Hamza Essoulami GoodReads 8th Grade 01/07/15 Knight and Castles 1) Knights and Castles is a nonfiction book because it talks about real knights and castles that existed long years ago. 2) I believe that my friends will be interested in reading this book because it tackles on important subject about the Middle Ages. 3) Five facts: I learned from the book are : 1/ In the past in Europe, kings and wealthy people lived in castles. 2/ Castles were huge stone fortresses. 3/ Knights were soldiers who protected castles from invadors. 4/ A knight wore heavy suit of metal that protected him from swords arrows spears and other weapons. 5/ A knight should learn a specific code of behavior. He was expected to protect women and the weak to serve his lord and the thing weak to serve his lord and the king and to defend the church, even with his life. 4) I think the author wrote this book to inform people about the life of knights to the Middle Ages. 5) The most interesting part of the book is where the author talks about the knights. I found this section amazing because it helped me understand the life of these soldiers who were committed to their Lords, kings and communities. 6) – Were the knights punished if they decided to quit their Lords for another one. -Were they allowed to change the stream of their life and become ordinary citizens? 7) I think the title ‘’ Knights and Castles ‘’ is a good title because it summarizes the content of the book to a large extent. 8) The topic of this book is important because it explains some historical facts during the Middle Ages like the organization of contests of jousting and archery. - How banquets for many guests were entertained by singers and musicians. - How castles were captured. 9) The author describes the topic with detached, historical facts, and the time he gives an opinion is at the end of the book when he writes ‘’ Old castles are still a source of wonder around the world ‘’ 10) The Poem: K n i g h t Killing and Knocking Neigh never fears Iron covered Gentleman of all times Hatred free and Treacherous never 11) My favorite photograph is the one of the knight with the black helmet. The photograph shows how enigmatic a knight could be, and how powerful he used to be. 12) To describe this topic to a friend, I would tell that people in the middle ages used specific building to protect themselves and they also used to train knights at an early age to fight in battles and protect people. 13) I think that the author is interested the topic of ‘’ Knights and Castles ‘’ because he give a lots a details about the two facts about the ‘’ Middle Ages.’’ He must have conducted a deep research about this era to be able to write about it with accurate details. 14) 1- Longbow: The most important weapon of the Middle Ages trained archer could fire 12 arrows a minute. He could wound an enemy 250 yards, kill at too yards and pierce a knight’s armor at 60 yards. 2- Castles: Had walls built with 3 thick layers an outer layer of stone, a filling of earth and stones, and a stone in her shell. 3- Moats: Extra protection for castles. Water was channeled into the moats, while other moats were filled with rainfall. 4- Drawbridge: Could be raised and lowered when necessary. It was used to protect the castle from invaders. 5- Catapult: A weapon created to throw heavy rocks against the walls of castles.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Megan Jones

    I read this book with the little boy I nanny who is 10 years old and in fifth grade a couple weeks ago. I feel like it was the perfect book for his age and reading level. And it also has a historical aspect behind it because it is about medieval times and knights and castles. It has a lot of history in it that teaches about this subject. In the tree house, Annie finds a book about castles and turns to a page picturing a knight on a horse. Before Jack can warn her, she puts a finger on the pictur I read this book with the little boy I nanny who is 10 years old and in fifth grade a couple weeks ago. I feel like it was the perfect book for his age and reading level. And it also has a historical aspect behind it because it is about medieval times and knights and castles. It has a lot of history in it that teaches about this subject. In the tree house, Annie finds a book about castles and turns to a page picturing a knight on a horse. Before Jack can warn her, she puts a finger on the picture and wishes that they could meet a knight in shining armor. The tree house starts to spin and lands in front of a castle. Jack wants to go home, but Annie climbs down the ladder to explore. Jack finds information about knights in the book from the tree house and begins taking notes. Before Jack can stop her, Annie goes to the castle to explore in it. He follows her, and they hear music inside. Jack takes notes about the things he reads and observes, including the fact that feasts sometimes include peacocks for dinner, crocodiles sometimes swim in a castle's moat and a knight's helmet can weigh up to 40 pounds.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Chrystal Phillips

    It's really neat, that even as an adult, I seem to learn several interesting facts in each of the companion books. Knights and Castles is chock-full of LOTS of cool stuff about medieval times and specifically the namesake knights and castles ;) I really found the reasoning behind why parents of nobility sent their children to other noble households at such a young age quite reasonable and it obviously worked well for these children later in life. Another seriously crazy fact was what dinners wer It's really neat, that even as an adult, I seem to learn several interesting facts in each of the companion books. Knights and Castles is chock-full of LOTS of cool stuff about medieval times and specifically the namesake knights and castles ;) I really found the reasoning behind why parents of nobility sent their children to other noble households at such a young age quite reasonable and it obviously worked well for these children later in life. Another seriously crazy fact was what dinners were like and the use of "trenchers" for plates! You can find this info and probably a few more shocking revelations in Knights and Castles. This series is such a GREAT find for kids to enjoy the adventures in The Magic Tree House Series and follow up with a nonfiction guide and learn a lot in the process.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Marya

    I was so psyched when I found out I could milk the Magic Tree House series for books after my little one had closed the cover on the last page of the last fiction story. Unfortunately, this series of nonfiction supplements didn't seem to offer the same rip-roaring adventure. They are attractively packaged with nice drawings, fun asides, and clear typography. They are also books of facts, facts, and more facts. I did find that if I read them aloud, I could get one eager listener and one "I'm tota I was so psyched when I found out I could milk the Magic Tree House series for books after my little one had closed the cover on the last page of the last fiction story. Unfortunately, this series of nonfiction supplements didn't seem to offer the same rip-roaring adventure. They are attractively packaged with nice drawings, fun asides, and clear typography. They are also books of facts, facts, and more facts. I did find that if I read them aloud, I could get one eager listener and one "I'm totally not listening, but yet I occasionally ask questions to show I might secretly be listening after all".

  28. 4 out of 5

    Dolly

    This book is fillied with interesting facts about the Middle Ages, focusing on Castles, the lords and ladies who lived within them, and the knights who protected them. It also discussed the reasons behind the designs of castles, how they evolved and why people stopped building them. We enjoy these Research Guides. They provide a lot of good information, with a lot of pictures to help explain and just the right amount of narrative to hold a child's (and an adult's) attention. This book is fillied with interesting facts about the Middle Ages, focusing on Castles, the lords and ladies who lived within them, and the knights who protected them. It also discussed the reasons behind the designs of castles, how they evolved and why people stopped building them. We enjoy these Research Guides. They provide a lot of good information, with a lot of pictures to help explain and just the right amount of narrative to hold a child's (and an adult's) attention.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Anica

    This book was great to read. I rated it 3 stars because of its facts I never knew and how much I didn't know. It was very interesting and it was great to read to learn new facts. This book is by Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne. They wrote about to kids telling us about the Middle Ages. There were a lot of facts I never knew until I read this book. I would recommend kids 12 and younger to read this only because I think this book is for younger kids. Although if you don't know about the Middle This book was great to read. I rated it 3 stars because of its facts I never knew and how much I didn't know. It was very interesting and it was great to read to learn new facts. This book is by Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne. They wrote about to kids telling us about the Middle Ages. There were a lot of facts I never knew until I read this book. I would recommend kids 12 and younger to read this only because I think this book is for younger kids. Although if you don't know about the Middle Ages and want to know more about this they you should read this!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sarah - All The Book Blog Names Are Taken

    Eleanor says: I didn’t like how in the dungeon people could be hung in chains and starved to death. That part made me really sad. I liked the shiny armor and I want to go see the armor. Knights were protected by their armor, like an iron force field! If the enemy walked into the barbican, there were doors that could be closed in front and behind them, so they couldn’t get into the castle. A castle makes me feel like it’s my toy house and I would love to live and play in a castle. I bet it would Eleanor says: I didn’t like how in the dungeon people could be hung in chains and starved to death. That part made me really sad. I liked the shiny armor and I want to go see the armor. Knights were protected by their armor, like an iron force field! If the enemy walked into the barbican, there were doors that could be closed in front and behind them, so they couldn’t get into the castle. A castle makes me feel like it’s my toy house and I would love to live and play in a castle. I bet it would be so much fun. This is a good book about knights and castles.

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