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Archers, Alchemists

By Priscilla Galloway, Martha Newbigging (Illustrated by)

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Format: Paperback, 96 pages
Other Information: 117 colour illus
Published In: Canada, 09 October 2003

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Packed with fascinating detail... this book is a real eye-opener that kids will love. (Krys Stefansky Virginian-Pilot 2004-01-13)

One to dip into again and again for a chuckle or a revelation. (Alison Chadsey Victoria Times Colonist 2004-01-18)

Clear, chatty language and short descriptions along with lots of white space, large type, and cartoon illustrations make this an appealing book... A terrific supplement to Middle Ages units. (Anne Chapman School Library Journal 2004-01-00)

An anything-but-dull look at that time period... filled with cool cartoon-style illustrations and interesting sidebars. (Marcia Borucki Chicago Tribune 2003-09-30)

The jaunty, cartoonlike ink drawings, brightened with colour washes, heighten the informal, upbeat tone of the informative text. (Carolyn Phelan Booklist / RBB 2004-01-01)

Not only an enjoyable read but also a useful reference book with many potential applications for role-playing, creative writing, and other research projects. (Bulletin of the Centre for Children's Books 2004-03-00)

Witty, charming and packed with information... enjoyable read... will teach readers of any age much about Mediaeval culture. (Lucy Schall VOYA 2004-02-00)

Brings the middle ages to life... accurate information presented with humour and wit. (Elizabeth Shaffer BC Parent 2004-01-00)

Priscilla Galloway and her illustrator, Martha Newbigging, have done an exceptional job with this book. Galloway's text combines wit with scholarship, and Newbigging's many whimsical, coloured illustrations complement the text. Mediaeval life has often been seen as nasty, brutish, and short, slightly mixed with lashings of overdone Arthurian chivalry. However, Galloway quickly dispenses with this one-dimensional point of view, bringing us instead a picture of a well-organised and diverse social system, which at times, however, seems virtually incomprehensible to the modern mind. Highly Recommended. (Ian Stewart Canadian Materials 2003-10-31)

About the Author

Priscilla Galloway has held many careers herself, such as garbage collector, cucumber farmer, scuba diver, professor, and writer. She has written over 20 books, including "The Courtesan's Daughter," "Truly Grimm Tales," which was named a "YALSA Best Book for Young Adults," "Too Young to Fight," which won the "Bologna Ragazzi Award for YA" non-fiction, and the "Tales of Ancient Lands" series. Martha Newbigging is a graphic designer, film animator, web designer, and children's book illustrator. She is currently at work on an animated film.

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An enjoyable read... a useful reference book with many potential applications for role-playing, creative writing, and other research projects. Clear, chatty language... an appealing book... A terrific supplement to Middle Ages units.--Anne Chapman"School Library Journal" (01/01/2004) The jaunty, cartoonlike ink drawings, brightened with color washes, heighten the informal, upbeat tone of the informative text.--Carolyn Phelan"Booklist / RBB" (01/01/2004) Brings the middle ages to life... accurate information presented with humor and wit.--Elizabeth Shaffer"BC Parent" (01/01/2004) Clear, chatty language and short descriptions along with lots of white space, large type, and cartoon illustrations make this an appealing book... A terrific supplement to Middle Ages units.--Anne Chapman"School Library Journal" (01/01/2004) Not only an enjoyable read but also a useful reference book with many potential applications for role-playing, creative writing, and other research projects. Packed with fascinating detail... this book is a real eye-opener that kids will love.--Krys Stefansky"Virginian-Pilot" (01/13/2004) One to dip into again and again for a chuckle or a revelation.--Alison Chadsey"Victoria Times Colonist" (01/18/2004) An anything-but-dull look at that time period... filled with cool cartoon-style illustrations and interesting sidebars.--Marcia Borucki"Chicago Tribune" (09/30/2003) Witty, charming and packed with information... enjoyable read... will teach readers of any age much about Medieval culture.--Lucy Schall"VOYA" (02/01/2004) Priscilla Galloway and her illustrator, Martha Newbigging, have done an exceptional job with this book. Galloway's text combines wit with scholarship, and Newbigging's many whimsical, colored illustrations complement the text. Medieval life has often been seen as nasty, brutish, and short, slightly mixed with lashings of overdone Arthurian chivalry. However, Galloway quickly dispenses with this one-dimensional point of view, bringing us instead a picture of a well-organized and diverse social system, which at times, however, seems virtually incomprehensible to the modern mind. Highly Recommended.--Ian Stewart"Canadian Materials" (10/31/2003)

EAN: 9781550378108
ISBN: 1550378104
Publisher: Annick Press Ltd
Dimensions: 26.97 x 21.03 x 0.61 centimetres (0.34 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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A fun look at the middle ages and the different jobs people did then. Very informative with quirky illustrations.

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