THE HAWK OF THE CASTLE by Danna Smith is an informational picture book story revolving around medieval falconry.
Set in medieval times, the story follows a day in the life of a girl and her falconer father as who live in a castle. Along with the engaging narrative, the author provides boxes of information about birds of prey and the activity of falconry. The book concludes with author’s notes, an index, and resources.
Librarians will find this book to be useful for children learning about medieval times or those interested in falconry. Teachers will enjoy the connects to the social studies curriculum.
To learn more about the author, go to http://www.dannasmithbooks.com/.
Published by Candlewick on April 11, 2017. ARC courtesy of the publisher.