The Hawk of the Castle

A Story of Medieval Falconry

Written by Danna Smith, Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

Beautifully written, beautifully illustrated.
Interest in birds of prey will deepen after reading this book; the information about falcons and other birds of prey will make you want to learn more.
It is written in verse, with simple text for younger readers and more information in smaller text for older children or teachers to explain more.
In the Author’s Note there is more information about the need for falcons and the class of people that owned the different species of falcons.

Review by Susan Wilkerson, Beehive Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 2-6

The Hawk of the Castle
Written by Danna Smith, Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
Candlewick Press
35 pages
Release Date: April 11, 2017
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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