This thoroughly researched reader captures the essence of the life of Frederick II and will delight children and adults as well. Richly illustrated, it is a "must have" for every school library to have several copies.
Below are comments from Sixth Graders who have read The Falconer. They are taken from book reports that they wrote:
I liked this book. It was serious, but it was informative. I liked how it gave a somewhat story-like example, then gave a description.
I liked this book because it had a lovely balance of funny and serious. It taught me a lot about medieval days.
The Falconer is an amazing book, and I recommend it to anyone who is learning about the Middle Ages.
I think this was a great portrayal of Frederick's life, and I intend to find out more about him one day.
The Falconer was in my opinion the book that I most enjoyed of the books we read in school this year ~ both very educational and quite entertaining.
There are funny parts and sad parts, and it is a very good way to learn history.
It is a biography told in an easy to understand and fun way. I thought this was a great book that portrayed the Middle Ages perfectly.
It is a well written book and had a good balance of funny and serious. I enjoyed reading this book and recommend it to 6th and higher grades.
For me the story was a delight. I enjoy mind problems, and this book was one. I loved it.
Before I read this book I didn't know anything about Frederick. But, now it seems as if he is my best friend. I thought it was a very interesting book.
An inspiring book and full of wonder. The Falconer taught me a very important lesson ~ to always stick with what you truly believe in.