The Kids' Book of Chess

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Workman Publishing, 1990 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 96 pages
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In the Middle Ages the knight was the ultimate warrior. In his suit of armor, on his spirited horse, he could overcome any resistance-as in the eleventh century, when it took only seventy knights to conquer the entire civilized kingdom of Sicily! Today the movements of medieval warriors are preserved in the moves of pieces on a chessboard; and by going back to the life and times of the Middle Ages, Harvey Kidder is able to explain the game of chess in an uncommonly exciting way.
  

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great starter chess set

User Review  - janwill4 - Overstock.com

My 5 year old grandson recently started playing chess on the computer,. I wanted a game to play with him when he visits. This board set is a good value, with good-sized plastic pieces. I wish the ... Read full review

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User Review  - gryphondear - LibraryThing

A good explanation of the pieces, the moves and elementary strategy. Rarely patronizing, Kidder gives the neophyte player a good foundation for more advanced play. Read full review

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Contents

What Is Chess?
7
How the Chess Pieces Move
13
The Pawn
21
The Castle
27
The Knight
33
The Bishop
37
The Queen
43
The King
47
Castling
52
How to Play
55
Beginning the Game
63
Attack and Defense
69
Blitzkrieg Revisited
75
Ending the Game
89
Its Your Move
95
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About the author (1990)

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. She and her husband, the illustrator Barry Root, live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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