Kids' Book of Chess and Chess Set

Paperback | January 11, 1990

byHarvey Kidder, Kimberly Bulcken Root

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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...

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. ...
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

Customer Reviews of Kids' Book of Chess and Chess Set

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great way to pique a young mind Out of the blue my daughter started begging me to teach her chess. Well, I love chess, but I'm a really crappy player, so I bought her two items, this one, which delves into the story behind the game and brings the game to life, and Quick Chess (see link). We play the Quick Chess version of the game for now, but it was the Kid's Book of Chess that really captured her imagination.
Date published: 2009-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Kids' Book of Chess I'm so glad to see that this book is still available, as I purchased it about 12 or so years ago for my own children who were then 4 and 5 yr. old. I wanted them to learn chess, believing that it would teach them a great deal about game etiquette and social hierarchy, as well as a universally popular game that can be played on many levels. The challenge was first to learn the game myself as I'd never been interested in the roles of the various pieces on the checkered gameboard. The book's beautifully coloured illustrations and fascinating narration brought the mediaeval battlefield to life as I'd never imagined it before. Very shortly afterward, each of my kids was gleefully shouting "check!" as I scrutinized my pieces in befuddlement. Amy, by the age of 5, had taught herself to blitzkrieg, and is now, at 17, a devoted veteran of the game.
Date published: 2000-11-10

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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