Illuminations

Illuminations❴BOOKS❵ ⚣ Illuminations Author Jonathan Hunt – Oaklandjobs.co.uk From alchemist to zither Hunt explains things Arthurian in easily understood words and detailed often dramatic ink and watercolor paintings evocative of medieval illuminated manuscripts This book will From alchemist to zither Hunt explains things Arthurian in easily understood words and detailed often dramatic ink and watercolor paintings evocative of medieval illuminated manuscripts This book will piue the interest of readers and serve as a handy companion to contemporary fictional retelling of Arthurian lore Publishers Weekly Full color. An illumination is a picture design or decoration drawn on a manuscript page Jonathan Hunt from the I page in IlluminationsJonathan Hunt uses this ancient colorful and exuisitely detailed method to introduce readers to a glossary of terms and concepts from the Middle Ages Arranged in alphabetical order readers are often introduced to than one concept per letter for example on the page devoted to Knight terms like chivalrous men at arms king lord lady page suire fief and the Round Table are mentionedAs another reviewer suggests this is not really an alphabet book for younger readers Although Illuminations is done in picture book format and the illustrations are a pleasure to browse because of the way Hunt lovingly approaches his subject it is an ideal introduction to Medieval times for upper elementary grade students and perhaps all the way up through secondary In reading it as a school librarian I learned some things I didn't know beforeIn my review of Marguerite De Angeli's Newbery Awarding winning Medieval novel The Door in the Wall I suggested that a book like Illuminations would be ideal for introducing middle grade readers to the language and terminology of this fascinating period of history This is a resource that teachers and students in our elementary school often turn to Highly recommendedIf you get this book be sure to read A Note From the Author; About the Art; Suggested Reading; and the Bibliography in the back Written on a different review site on May 7 2001 This is one seriously beautiful book The illustrations alone are reason to check it out I wish I could give this book a separate rating for illustrations they would get 5 stars It is really worth it to borrow this book from the library just to enjoy the glorious illuminated pages Although the title does not give you a clue this is an ABC book using things from the Middle Ages as the ABC words The words are interesting but uite obscure for example A is for Alchemist M is for Merlin O is for Oriflamme is for uintain and U is for Unicorn The book is fun but probably not one worth purchasing Grades 3 6 Very fun read and pictures Young and old children enjoyed it Lovely little book ABC's using words fromrelated to the middle ages The illustrations illuminations ; are lovely Picked this up at the friends of the library store Loved this ABC picture book of the Middle Ages that also features illuminated initialsWe revisited this book 315 during our Middle Ages history lesson about monks in the Christian Church

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  • Hardcover
  • Illuminations
  • Jonathan Hunt
  • English
  • 15 December 2015
  • 9780027457704