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The Kids' Book of Chess and Chess Set

By Harvey Kidder and Kimberly Bulcken Root

It's time for indoor fun! Illustrated Chess for Children was originally published in 1970. Now renamed, updated, newly illustrated, and presented with a custom-designed chess board and full set of chess pieces, The Kids' Book of Chess and Chess Set introduces kids to the game that has inspired passion and challenge for over 900 years. Fantasy art captures the energy and excitement of chess's origins-the medieval battlefield-while a direct, lively text explains the game and its pieces in light of history. Readers are led through the fundamentals of beginning, middle, and end game, and shown winning strategies for offense and defense. Recommended for ages 8-12. Complete chess set with accompanying 96 page softcover book.