***The Barefoot Book of Knights
by John Matthews
illustrated by Giovanni Manna
Reviewed January 1, 2003.
Barefoot Books, Cambridge, MA, 2002. 80 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (J 398.2 MAT)
This book is a collection of tales about knights. The stories
come from many different lands, including Russia, Persia, Japan, Germany,
France, and Britain. I wasn’t crazy about the frame tying them together,
the story of Tom of Warwick, who’s training to be a knight. However,
the stories themselves are well-told. These are hero tales anyone
can enjoy, from young boys all the way up to adults like me.
Copyright © 2003 Sondra Eklund.
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