It was Ben Franklin who coined the phrase, Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God, and if any historical drama fulfills that maxim, it is surely the saga of King John and the drafting of the Magna Charta Out of the rich turbulence of English history, June 15, 1215 stands apart as a significant milestone in the progress of human liberty On that day, a brave band of barons, led by the noble Stephen Langton, and calling themselves the Army of God, stood up to the wicked King John and demanded that he restore the ancient laws of England that he had so unabashedly trampled underfoot The era is a rollicking one filled with colorful characters like Robin Hood and his Merry Men, Richard the Lionheart, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and many Newbery and Caldecott medal winner James Daugherty brings his own passion for freedom s story to this wonderful saga of the thirteenth century Daugherty devotes the last part of the book to a history of the documents of freedom what he calls the Children of the Magna Charta demonstrating how liberty has progressed over the ages Two color illustrations by the author enhance the drama of this text 181pg...
|Title||:||The Magna Charta|
|Publisher||:||Beautiful Feet Books March 1, 1998|
|Number of Pages||:||181 pages|
|File Size||:||796 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Magna Charta Reviews
Truthfully, I was a bit worried that my kids would balk at having to read this book. I bought this to go along with our Medieval Times history curriculum. I wanted to introduce the Magna Charta and the impact it had/has on us today. This is an interesting read. Believe it or not, both children DD(10) and DS (8) ask for more chapters. So... not bad for introducing a dry subject. I was pleasantly surprised how Mr. Daugherty managed to make a dry subject interesting.
I use this book in my middle school Civics classes to teach the history of the Magna Carta (Charta) and how it influenced countless countries and documents as the most important document ever created. As we approach the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta (Charta) in 2015, having well-written books about the Magna Carta like this one will be invaluable. My students that hate to read love this book and fight to take turns to read aloud!! Only downside is it is very pro-King Richard and anti-King John without recognizing the faults of Richard and the horrendous situation he put John in. But that aside, this book is great for middle or high school students. It may be old, but it is a fabulous book---------teachers and students, buy it!
The Magna Charta is an excellent resource for middle school students or anyone interested in a very readable historical narrative of The Great Charter. The first 130 pages cover events leading up to the signing of the charter while the remainder of the book decribe more recent charters of freedom that can trace their roots back to the Magna Charta.
I liked how the book explained to my child about the Magna Charta in simple terms
My eleven year old son loves the middle ages and wanted something to read that was not historical fiction. I had a hard time finding age appropriate material. I bought this not sure if it would be interesting enough, or too old-fashioned, but he loves it. He thanked me for buying it for him. Highly recommended.
This is such a great way to learn about The Magna Carta and the very interesting character of King John, as well as the other prominent people involved in this landmark historic event. Daugherty's writing style is very entertaining with its large dose of humor & light sarcasm. I am looking forward to reading more of his books with great expectations. The best way to learn history is through wonderful storytelling just like this. Both I and my 12 year old son loved it. Recommended highly!!
This was for my grand daughter who was studying Medieval Ages in History. Book's print is easy to read.
Loved reading about my ancestor Stephen Langton.