Swords

An Artist's Devotion

By Ben Boos; Ben Boos (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763631482, 82pp.

Publication Date: September 2008

List Price: $19.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.
Shop Local
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.


Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2009 Kids' List
“This illustrated celebration of swords and swordsmen is a true work of art -- exploring the use of swords from ancient warriors to ninjas and samurais. (The focus is on the sword, not its uses.) Boos is a collector of swords and offers lavish details about their design and meaning.”
— Barbara Wilson, Butterfly Books, De Pere, WI


Description

Be smitten by the sword! An extraordinary young artist brings the history of this noble weapon — and its skillful masters — into stunningly sharp relief.

Brave men and women have taken up the sword since ages of old, and a fascination with this formidable weapon grips dedicated followers to this day. Here is a celebration of swords and swordsmen that spans time and place — from ancient warriors such as Beowulf to medieval knights; from stealthy ninja and samurai to legendary maidens of war. Illustrated with breathtaking intricacy, SWORDS reflects the passion of a true devotee, offering lavish background details on design and use as well as exquisite spreads showcasing specimens in all their shining glory.

Indie Bookstore Finder
EBbooks and EReaders
Find great gifts: Signed books
Link to IndieBound