On A Medieval Day

On A Medieval Day

Story Voyages Around the World

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
A second entry in the series that began with On a Canadian Day presents the stories of nine preadolescent boys and girls from various world regions and cultures during the Middle Ages, spanning some 700 years, offering insight into the influence of these cultures in shaping the modern world. Simultaneous.

Perseus Publishing
What if you could spend a day in the shoes of a child in the Middle Ages? What would you learn about cultures of the past? On a Medieval Day uses nine historical fiction stories to give kids just that opportunity. Contrary to the common Euro-centric associations of the word "medieval," On a Medieval Day visits cultures from Japan to Mali and spans nearly 700 years of world history. From Viking explorers to medical advances in Baghdad, this book challenges assumptions and enlightens readers to the fascinating civilizations that have shaped our world. Told through the eyes of boys and girls aged 12 to 14, readers follow each character through a single day. Whether examining an arranged marriage or aspirations of becoming a knight, each character tells a compelling story about universal trials of growing into adolescence. Portraits painted by artist Peter Ferguson and detailed background pages that use facts, maps, and illustrations bring readers further into this history.


Baker
& Taylor

Collects nine stories of children living in the Middle Ages, including a Chinese bride's wedding day, an English squire's experiences at a tournament, and a Spanish apprentice to a Jewish carpenter during the Inquisition.

Publisher: Toronto : Maple Tree Press, c2010
ISBN: 9781897349953
Branch Call Number: J FIC ARA
Characteristics: 96 p. :,col. ill., maps ;,28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ferguson, Peter 1968-
McGill, Colin J.

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