Till Year's Good End by W. Nikola-Lisa

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Based on a Medieval Book of Hours, this book describes the monthly activities of rural peasants in England during the Middle Ages. Rhyming couplets banner the top of each page while a paragraph for each month elaborates on the daily chores, showing the round of seasons in the farm year. Full color.

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W. Nikola-Lisa is the author of numerous award-winning children's books. He is also a professor of education at National-Louis University in Evanston, Illinois. Nikola-Lisa lives in Chicago and you can visit him at nikolabooks.com. Christopher Manson is an author and illustrator of children's books. He studied art at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia and at the State University of New York at New Paltz. He lives in Rockville, Maryland.
Published October 1, 1997 by Atheneum. 32 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Before shifting the calendar of the ``medieval agricultural year'' from late September to January, the author introduces readers to the Books of Hours, which had ``the 365 feast days of the Church,'' a number that might have surprised medieval people and which will leave the picture-book set wond...

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Elaborating on each month's round of tasks, Nikola-Lisa's (Storm) succinct but informative prose provides an excellent introduction to rural life in the Middle Ages, giving readers a realistic, if slightly sanitized, view of the rigors of peasant life in a feudal society where the lord of the man...

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