Item description for Men of Iron by Howard Pyle...
Overview Young Myles Falworth wins a reputation for courage and independence while still in training at the castle of the great Earl of Mackworth. But one day he discovers that his blind father is still being hunted by a powerful enemy who is close to the King.
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Studio: BJU Press
Running Time: 282.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.34" Width: 5.41" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1993
Publisher BJU Press
ISBN 0890846944 ISBN13 9780890846940
Availability 0 units.
More About Howard Pyle
Howard Pyle was born on March 5, 1853 in Wilmington, Delaware. From the time he was a very small boy he loved pictures, especially the pictures in storybooks. Among his favorites were Grimm's German Fairy Tales and Arabian Nights. At the age of twenty-one, Pyle began to contribute illustrations and fables to St. Nicholas magazine and later went on to write and illustrate books for children. His first was The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood in 1883. Many more books followed, including Pepper and Salt; or, Seasoning for Young Folk, Otto of the Silver Hand, Howard Pyle'sBook of Pirates, and The Story of King Arthur and His Knights. He also taught illustration at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia and later set up his own art school in Wilmington. He died on November 9, 1911, in Florence, Italy.
Howard Pyle lived in Wilmington. Howard Pyle was born in 1853 and died in 1911.
Reviews - What do customers think about Men of Iron?
Greatness! Apr 16, 2008
This book was a great read! Acceptable for all ages, it's interesting, and very detailed giving the reader a clear perspective of what life was like in the early 1400's. I highly recommend this book to anyone. My only regret is that it wasn't longer.
I would not sell my dog-eared childhood copy of this book for a million bucks Aug 15, 2007
I probably read this book one hundred times throughout my preteen & teenage years. It resonates primarily within the imagination of young men.
My adoration of this book may explain why I travel the modern streets of Detroit on horseback carrying a lance. Insanity is a another explanation.
You early teens son/brother/nephew/etc will love this book. It ignites imagination.
A GREAT BOOK Dec 20, 2006
this is a great book!Howard Pyle is now my favorite auther because i read The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood and Men of Iron.Both books are great.this book takes place in midevil times.Myles Falworth is a young boy that is sent to be a page for the Earl of Mackworth.he has many adventures there and goes on to be a knight. I will say no more or else I will spoil it if you read it.THIS IS A GREAT BOOK!!!
Medieval chivalry Jun 16, 2006
This was an excellent book about a youth named Myles Falworth, the son of a wrongfully exiled blind Lord. The book is about Myles quest to restore his family's honor and safety. It follows well the customs of medieval England, emphasizing bravery and honor, courage and mercy. It is an inspiring tale, and few young readers would not be able to learn a thing or two about life from Myles.
I have to dissent, however, from a previous reviewer who said that this was Pyle's best book. While this was a great book, I far preferred his Adventures of Robin Hood and His Merry Men, and also his Arthurian books. This book lacks much of the old english (or at least Pyle's rendition of it) which his other books have, and I greatly missed it. Also, there were less of his splendid drawing in this book than in his others. I highly recommend checking into his other books if you liked this on.
Overall grade: A
Excellent Book!! May 3, 2006
My children,ages 14, 10, and 8 really enjoyed this book. The main character,Myles, gets into all kinds of mischief. He makes the book fun. We used this book at the end of a homeschool Middle Ages unit study. I wish we would have used it in the beginning. This book, in my opinion, is the best by Howard Pyle.