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The Falconer: A Medieval Story of Frederick II for Kids in Grades 6 and older - Alder & Alouette

The Falconer: A Story of Frederick II of Hohenstaufen by Christopher Sblendorio

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This is an intricately researched and wonderfully written book about the life and Times of Frederico the II, who became Holy Roman Emperor in the 13th century.

The middle ages in Europe were a time of both turmoil and heroic deeds, and both are tied up in Frederick‘s story, which is told here, with humor and warmth. Many historians call Frederick the II the ‘first European’ or the ‘first modern ruler’ because of the style of government he established. He was a serious patron of science and the arts, promoting literature and poetry during his rule.

This book will bring the medieval period alive for children in year six and older (age is 12+ years).  



  • The Falconer
  • Written by Christopher Sblendorio.
  • Published by Waldorf Publications, May 3, 2018.
  • Written for 6th grade students and older; Reader for Waldorf Class 6
  • 0.22" H x 9.02" L x 5.98" W (0.34 lbs) 106 page
  • Softcover