Are your estates in order? Can you recite poetry, or sing, or play a lute? Have you had your hair cut, squire? Are you sitting comfortably in all that armor? Will you perform your duties with honor and chivalry? Are you really worthy of pursuing your destiny as a knight of olde, among the elite of medieval society in status and wealth? You know you are! So arise, Sir Reader, and go forth and nobly answer your calling.
National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
About the Author
Fiona McDonald has wanted to make beautiful things for a living since she was a little girl. To further this dream, Fiona spent four years of intensive study at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney, Australia. From there she moved to the Blue Mountains and began making painted cloth dolls and figurative sculpture. After Fiona's son was born, she enrolled at university to study literature. Fiona had two grown up children and a granddaughter. She lives with her three dogs, cat, rabbit, and one ancient hen.
"High-interest topics brought to life through readable texts." —School Library Journal