Synopses & Reviews
In the second of MS. FRIZZLE'S ADVENTURES, the Friz travels back in time to a medieval castle -- and teaches readers all about the Middle Ages.
With her reluctant student, Arnold, the Friz slips through a mysterious trap door -- and ends up in the Middle Ages! There, they explore a medieval castle, meeting the people who live there and learning about everyday life within the castle walls. When the castle is threatened by invaders, Arnold and the Friz don chain mail to lead the defense. They repel the invaders just in the nick of time, then they joust and feast before returning to the 21st century. With their careful research and trademark wit, Cole and Degen introduce the many facets of medieval life.
"Gr. 2-5. As in the Ancient Egypt (2001), this amusing, informative, large-format entry in the Ms. Frizzle's Adventures series follows Ms. Frizzle on a time-travel trip into history." Booklist
"Word balloons, 'travel diary' entries and plucky sidebars teach readers about the ancient alphabet, mummification and daily life in this fascinating civilization." Publishers Weekly
"Bus or no bus, there's no denying the Frizzle magic." School Library Journal
With her reluctant student, Arnold, the Friz slips through a mysterious trap door and ends up in the Middle Ages. There, they explore a medieval castle, meeting the people who live there and learning about everyday life within the castle walls.
About the Author
Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen, the author and illustrator of the Magic School Bus books, have collaborated for twenty years, bringing humor and true kidlike curiosity to science and learning. Booklist heralded Ms. Frizzle as "the wackiest, wisest teacher in picture books." Two MSB titles have been named School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and they have won countless state book awards, from New York to Nebraska.