Sonderbooks     Book Reviews by Sondra Eklund

More Info from

Rate this Book

Sonderbooks 45
    Previous Book
    Next Book
Young Adult Fiction
Children's Nonfiction
    Folklore and Literature
        Previous Book
        Next Book
Children's Fiction
Picture Books

2002 Stand-outs
Five-Star Books
Four-Star Books
Old Favorites
Back Issues
List of Reviews by Title
List of Reviews by Author

Links For Book Lovers

About Me
Contact Me
Post on Bulletin Board

I don't review books I don't like!

*****= An all-time favorite
****  = Outstanding
***    = Above average
**      = Enjoyable
*        = Good, with reservations


***The Barefoot Book of Knights

by John Matthews

illustrated by Giovanni Manna

Reviewed January 1, 2003.
Barefoot Books, Cambridge, MA, 2002.  80 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (J 398.2 MAT)

This book is a collection of tales about knights.  The stories come from many different lands, including Russia, Persia, Japan, Germany, France, and Britain.  I wasn’t crazy about the frame tying them together, the story of Tom of Warwick, who’s training to be a knight.  However, the stories themselves are well-told.  These are hero tales anyone can enjoy, from young boys all the way up to adults like me.

Copyright © 2003 Sondra Eklund.  All rights reserved.

-top of page-