Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Non-Fiction
Swords: An Artist's Devotion

Swords: An Artist's Devotion

Fall 2008 Non-Fiction
Ages: 9 - 12 yrs.
Author: Ben Boos
Illustrator: Ben Boos
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 978-0763631482
Hardcover Price: $24.99
A fascinating and engaging book about the weapons of ancient warriors, Boos keeps the historical commentary just short enough to inform young readers without beheading them with boredom. Parents concerned about violence needn't worry; there are no actual scenes of combat. Instead, Boos has created an exquisite work of art about ancient weapons that should be a delight to every kid who has waved an empty wrapping paper roll in defense of their kingdom.
Drego Little   ©2008 Parents' Choice
Drego Little is a graduate student in the Language, Literacy, and Culture program at the University of Washington in Seattle.

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