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Till Year's Good End

Illustrated by Christopher Manson

About The Book

Discover what life was like for peasants living in Medieval Europe through this calendar of their daily labors and chores.

Based on a Medieval Book of Hours, Till Year’s Good End describes the monthly activities of rural peasants in England during the Middle Ages.

Rhyming couplets banner the top of each page while a paragraph for each month elaborates on the daily chores, showing the round of seasons in the farm year.

“Each turn of the page reveals a new month and its chores, from plowing, planting and pruning to mending, spinning, and milling.” — Publishers Weekly

About The Author

W. Nikola-Lisa is the author of numerous award-winning children's books.  He is also a professor of education at National-Louis University in Evanston, Illinois. Nikola-Lisa lives in Chicago and you can visit him at

About The Illustrator

Christopher Manson is an author and illustrator of children’s books.  He studied art at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia and at the State University of New York at New Paltz.  He lives in Rockville, Maryland.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 8, 2009)
  • Length: 36 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442402256
  • Grades: 1 - 4
  • Ages: 6 - 9

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