Rupert’s Parchment ~ Story of Magna Carta…
Magna Carta celebrates 800 years of freedom on June 15th. Bring this historical event alive for your children through the new children’s book Rupert’s Parchment: Story of Magna Carta.
Rupert’s Parchment: Story of Magna Carta, written by award winning author and historical preservationist Eileen Cameron and illustrated by Doris Ettlinger, known for her rich, expressive historical detail, provides an authentic experience for children through the eyes of a child who lived during the Middle Ages in England and played an integral part in the signing of Magna Carta.
When the words “educational, historical and fun” describe a book that introduces children ages 6 – 11 to the powerful document responsible for many of our personal freedoms, it’s a win-win-win.
The story’s authenticity makes it a page-turner as we follow 12-year old Rupert, the son of a parchment maker, from his apprenticeship at his father’s parchment shop to witnessing the barons and bishops of the church presenting their demands of liberties to The King, to dissent and fearing war at these demands to Rupert running for more parchment and quills and ink to make the charter – a new Charter of Liberties – official…
Why is the Story of Magna Carta so important to our children? The historic Magna Carta is one of the most important documents in the world – the beginning of the growth of modern democracy in England and a great influencer to the Founding Fathers in the American colonies in their demands for the rule of law and individual liberties while developing the Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution and Bill of Rights…
Four of my grandsons were riveted to the historical story that made a difference, left a mark, changed history. Their minds were alive with learning, curiosity and questions.
Rupert’s Parchment: Story of Magna Carta also includes a clear list of Principles, Educational Glossary and a comparison of Magna Carta with the Bill of Rights, providing instant resources for inquisitive children and adults, too.
I find Rupert’s Parchment an inspiring book to read with my grandkids, a wonderful discussion starter to explain the “freedom for the rights of all” and a way to open the door to the 800th Anniversary and celebrations scheduled throughout the world for the powerful document – Magna Carta.
I’m certain your children (and students!) will love Rupert’s Parchment, too.
*I was offered this book to review, and as you know about me, I only post about what I absolutely love.