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The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry
Ages 4-8
Illustrated by: Bagram Ibatoulline
ISBN: 9780763679927
Price: $16.99
Published by: Candlewick Press

The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry

by Danna Smith
Join a young girl and her father, the falconer at a medieval castle, as they experience the joys of taking a goshawk out for a training flight. 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 demonstration of the hawk’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 will make readers long to experience the art and sport of falconry firsthand.
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