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The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry

AMAZON

The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry

Gentle verse and sweeping, majestic artwork set imaginations soaring in this illuminating ode to the ancient art of falconry. Experience the art and sport of medieval falconry first hand in this story of a young girl and her father who take a hawk out for a training flight at the castle. The girl leads readers through all the preparations and equipment needed for the flight - from the hawk's hood and bells to the falconer's gloves - culminating in a dramatic demonstd for the flight - from the hawk's hood and bells to the falconer's gloves - culminating in a dramatic demonstration of the bird's hunting skill. Bagram Ibatoulline's masterful illustrations capture the vivid details and beauty of a day spent hawking, while Danna Smith's poetic storytelling transport readers to the majesty of medieval times. read more