Overview The lord, lady, and all the servants of Camdenton Manor prepare a great, extravagant feast for the king and his traveling court, all the many details of which are captured in richly colored illustrations
A beautifully illustrated, award-winning, and fascinating look at the Middle Ages by Aliki, the beloved creator of many popular books for children. The King is coming to visit The lord and lady of Camdenton Manor must work quickly to prepare for his arrival. It will take weeks to ready rooms, set up tents, and prepare the feast itself. Everyone is busy hunting and hawking, brewing and churning. "A veritable feast of a book."--School Library Journal
This nonfiction picture book about life in medieval times features detailed illustrations to explore again and again. "A sumptuous look at the gastronomic inclinations of nobility in the Middle Ages is parlayed into a fascinating story about an upcoming visit to Camdenton Manor by the king and his large retinue."--Booklist
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Citations And Professional Reviews A Medieval Feast by Aliki has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 834
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/1991 page 71
Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 77
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 74
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 547
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.98" Width: 7.85" Height: 0.11" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Sep 25, 1986
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 0064460509 ISBN13 9780064460507
Availability 0 units.
More About Aliki
Aliki is the well-loved author and illustrator of many best-selling picture books. Her books includeThe Gods and Goddesses of Olympus.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Medieval Feast?
Gorgeous Illustrations, Fascinating Culinary Description & Sobering Reality Check at the end Feb 19, 2010
Another hit by Aliki. Aliki has the gift of ushering the reader into another place and time when she writes of history long past. In "A Medieval Feast" she takes the reader into the life of a Lord as he prepares a spectacular feast for all the senses of his king.
We see the gorgeous fabrics for clothing, the tents & tapestries, the hunting, the house cleaning and the cooking. We sense the air of anticipation as the king finally arrives. Then we long to taste those fanciful foods we have only just read about: the Cockentrice, trenchers, and Subtleteys. Maybe we are even tempted to use our little fingers to dispense salt on our food. It is with longing we watch the feasting.
Then she ends our feast with a huge dose of reality: When the king announced he was going to visit a lord, the lord was struck with fear. To host the king meant he could quite possibly lose his entire fortune as many before him had done.
This is the beauty of Aliki, she brings the magic of the past to the present but won't neglect to remind us that it's opulence had a price and consequences. And yet the magic is not broken...it still lingers in our senses like the scent of a lovely perfume.
A Medieval Feast Jun 25, 2006
I was expecting more recipes than was in it. I didn't realize it was a story about a Medieval Feast, which I pretty much already knew. Otherwise it was a good book.
Great art Mar 17, 2006
Really enjoyed reading this with my 7 and 4 year old. The art work tells a story in itself and adds to the narrative. I wonderful little insight to medival life.
Great Kids book Aug 8, 2004
I somehow managed to misunderstand that this book was a kids book instead of a Cookbook! don't ask me how... but it was worth keeping anyway, I donated it to the Coffers for a prize for the children of our realm, as I have no kids right now of my own...
Its a good picture book detailing the feast held in the king's honor.
Beautiful portrayal of Medieval life Nov 26, 2003
The lord and and lady of Camdenton Manor are dismayed when they learn the King and his party are coming to stay with them, they know what a lot of work this will mean for everybody. Throughout the book you see everyone working like mad to get the manor ready in time. Delightful pictures show all the work involved in stocking up with food, hunting, fishing, harvesting, brewing, baking, men, women and children all joining in with the work. The pcitures are full of fascinating details of the lives of medieval people, nobles and commoners alike. Any child interested in history should enjoy this book, if you don't have a child, buy it for yourself. Warning: This is NOT a cookery book! (see first review)