From the Set Reading Rocks!
Clashing swords...clanking armor...the thundering hooves of a jousting match.... Step back in time and take a look at the life of a medieval knight!
- They Were Living Legends
- Knight Life
- Shining Armor
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A noteworthy review of Reading Rocks! from School Library Journal on February 1, 2009
Intended for reluctant readers, these books are filled with colorful photos and illustrations, and their large type and short chapters make them accessible. TV-Station introduces basic staff (newscaster, videographer), and the narrative then focuses on a specific editor at a North Carolina station. It continues to move back and forth between the general and the specific, making the text a bit muddled. Knight Life is written in the second person and describes how one is knighted and some of the aspects of chivalric life. While certainly covering a high-interest topic, this introduction tends to glamorize a knight’s existence and is a bit too generalized. It will interest some reluctant readers, but is not appropriate for reports.
Author: Jim Gigliotti
Jim Gigliotti is a former editor at the National Football League who now is a freelance writer based in southern California. Though he also has worked for the University of Southern California and the Los Angeles Dodgers, he is a lifelong San Francisco Giants fan. His recent writing credits include Baseball: A Celebration (with James Buckley Jr.) and several books for youngsters on NASCAR history and personalities.