The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry


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Candlewick 2017
  • Science Curriculum
  • Social Studies Curriculum

Have you ever wished you could fly?  Imagine for a moment that you have a hawk on your arm and at just the right moment you toss it to the sky and watch as it climbs higher and higher until it is a small speck.  You soar right along with the raptor and then it returns to its place with you.

Told in rhyme and illustrated in rich pastoral scenes the art of falconry comes to life in the medieval world.  training a bird, keeping a bird, hunting with a bird all take skill born of practice and knowledge.

We are invited to the wonder of the place where human beings and wild creatures meet.

There are wonderful endnotes that give the deep history of falconry, a list of resources and an index for honing in on specifics.

40 pages


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