96 pages, 12.13 × 8.06 × 1.69 in
January 11, 1990
Workman Publishing Co
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0894807676
ISBN - 13: 9780894807671
About the Book
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.
From the Publisher
Illustrated Chess for Childrenwas 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.
About the Author
Author Harvey Kidder, a resident of Westchester County, New York, originally wrote The Kids' Book of Chess for his son.
From Our Editors
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