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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Grandma Marj

User Review  - marnell5 - Overstock.com

This is a good introduction to the game of Chess for my grandkids ages 7 and 8. They are learning a little bit of it in school so like to practice on us when they are here. Just wish it came in a box where it could all be kept together. Guess I can find one that will work. Read full review

Great starter set

User Review  - Anonymous - Target

My 7 year old and 5 year old just started playing and this set is great because it shows on the board how each piece moves. The book is simple and gives a history of chess and sample strategies to the game. Great for the price too. 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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