Kids' Book of Chess and Chess Set

Paperback | January 11, 1990

byKimberly Bulcken Root, Harvey Kidder

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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.

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An acclaimed introduction to the world's most enduring game. 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

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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 ene...

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.Author Harvey Kidder, a resident of We...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 12.13 × 8.06 × 1.69 inPublished:January 11, 1990Publisher:Workman Publishing Co

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0894807676

ISBN - 13:9780894807671

Appropriate for ages: 7 - 7

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An acclaimed introduction to the world's most enduring game. 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