On A Medieval Day
Story Voyages Around the WorldBook - 2010
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, part of the On a Day Story Voyages series, uses nine exceptional pieces of historical fiction to give kids just that opportunity. Contrary to the commonly Euro-centric associations of the word "medieval," On A Medieval Day visits cultures from Japan to Mali and spans nearly 800 years of world history. From Viking explorers and religious persecution in Spain, to medical advances in Baghdad and early ball sports in the Mayan Empire, this book challenges assumptions and enlightens young readers to the complex and fascinating civilizations that have all shaped our world. Told through the eyes of boys and girls aged 12 to 14, kids are able to follow each character through a single day. These stories are further expressed through the commanding portraits painted by artist Peter Ferguson. Each story is further augmented by detailed background pages that use facts, maps and illustrations to bring readers further into this history.
Publisher: Toronto : Owlkids Books, c2010
Branch Call Number: J FIC Arato 3558jv 1
Characteristics: 96 p. :,col. ill., col. maps