A Medieval Feast is about life in medieval times and features detailed illustrations to explore again and again. A beautifully illustrated, and award-winning look at the Middle Ages.
A Medieval Feast is about life in medieval times and features detailed illustrations to explore again and again.
The king is coming to visit! The lord and lady of Camdenton Manor must work quickly to prepare fo his arrival.
It will take weeks to ready rooms, set up tents, and prepare the feast itself. Everyone is busy hunting and hawking, brewing and churning.
This will be a feast to remember!
A beautifully illustrated, award-winning, and fascinating look at the Middle Ages by Aliki, the beloved creator of many popular books for children.
From the Back Cover:
The king is coming to visit! The lord and lady of Camdenton Manor must work quickly to prepare fo his arrival. It will take weeks to ready rooms, set up tents, and prepare the feast itself. Everyone is busy hunting and hawking, brewing and churning. This will be a feast to remember!
About the Author:
Aliki is the author and illustrator of more than fifty books for children that are treasured by readers all over the world. With more than 60 fiction and nonfiction titles for children to her credit, Aliki has been delighting her many fans since her first book was published in 1960. Born in New Jersey, she now lives in New York City. Learn more about Aliki here.
A Few Reviews:
“This book will be used to supplement our history and literature Medieval studies in homeschooling two of our grandchildren. It will not tell you how to cool a Medieval meal, but tells the story of what goes on when a family prepares for for a feast. It’s a colorful book, well illustrated, and I believe the children will enjoy reading it. In looking through it, I suspect my 7 year old grandson will be able to read it on his own with a little help on unfamiliar words, but I will probably read it to the children the first time.” – Pat in AZ
“Another hit by Aliki. Aliki has the gift of ushering the reader into another place and time when she writes of history long past. In “A Medieval Feast” she takes the reader into the life of a Lord as he prepares a spectacular feast for all the senses of his king. We see the gorgeous fabrics for clothing, the tents & tapestries, the hunting, the house cleaning and the cooking. We sense the air of anticipation as the king finally arrives. Then we long to taste those fanciful foods we have only just read about: the Cockentrice, trenchers, and Subtleteys. Maybe we are even tempted to use our little fingers to dispense salt on our food. It is with longing we watch the feasting.
Then she ends our feast with a huge dose of reality: When the king announced he was going to visit a lord, the lord was struck with fear. To host the king meant he could quite possibly lose his entire fortune as many before him had done. This is the beauty of Aliki, she brings the magic of the past to the present but won’t neglect to remind us that it’s opulence had a price and consequences. And yet the magic is not broken…it still lingers in our senses like the scent of a lovely perfume…” Amazon Buyer