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The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry
Candlewick Press April 11, 2017
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The Hawk of the Castle receives starred review from School Library Journal! " An imaginative and unique title to introduce elementary schoolers to hawks and falconry in a medieval setting—an ideal read-aloud selection, too." --School Library Journal
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The Hawk of the Castle is flying high over a starred review from Publishers Weekly, "Ibatoulline’s (The Matchbox Diary) stunningly realistic acrylic and gouache scenes illustrate from all angles, offering close-ups of the hawk, pastoral panoramas, and breathtaking aerial vistas...What young readers may appreciate most, though, is the story, beautifully presented, of the bonding between a daughter and father."
What Kirkus had to say of The Hawk of the Castle: "A trained hawk serves as fierce centerpiece to broad, sweeping views of castle and countryside in this rhapsodic tribute to the craft of falconry...An idyllic picture of an ancient practice."
The future is GOLDEN! Five Little Golden Books are in the works. Watch for Springtime Babies and The Colors of Winter in 2018. 2019 will bring Rocket-Bye Baby, The Colors of Summer, and Wake Up, Freight Train!
The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry (Candlewick Press 2017) is a Junior Guild Library Selection! Hooray!
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