Synopses & Reviews
Illustrated Chess for Children
was originally published in 1970. Now renamed, updated, newly illustrated, and presented with a custom-designed chess board and full set of chess pieces, the kids' book of chess and chess set introduces kids to the game that's inspired passion and challenge for over 900 years. Fantasy art captures the energy and excitement of chess's origins-the medieval battlefield-while a direct, lively text explains the game and its pieces in light of history. Readers are led through the fundamentals of beginning, middle, and end game, and shown winning strategies for offense and defense.
Selection of the Book-of-the-Month and Trumpet Book clubs. Suitable for ages 8-12. 792,000 copies in print. Illustrations by Kimberly Bulcken Root.
Fantasy art captures the energy and excitement of chess's origins--the medieval battlefield--in this acclaimed introduction to the world's most enduring game. Full color.
Traces the history of chess, describes the pieces and how they move, and discusses the strategy of the game.
About the Author
Author Harvey Kidder, a resident of Westchester County, New York, originally wrote The Kids' Book of Chess for his son.Illustrator Kimberly Bulcken Root is a graduate of Parsons School of Design. She made her picture book debut with A Bed for the Wind. Her illustrations have appeared in The Nation, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. She and her husband, the illustrator Barry Root, live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.