FC: The Besieging of Frog Fortress | Victoria Reichelderfer Eyer Middle School
1: Victoria Reichelderfer 4/28/2011 Eyer Middle School | The Besieging of Frog Fortress
2: Hi! I'm King Frog, the leader of Frog Town. I've heard word that Frog Fortress is going to be besieged. Besieged means taken over!
3: Oh, no! I can already see the Infantry, or foot soldiers, and the Calvary, or soldiers on horseback. After them will be the artillery with their large weapons, like cannons and catapults. Will you help me protect my castle?
4: Great! Here in Medieval Europe, sieges are more common than battles, so this is nothing new. For protection, we have draw-bridges, a large moat, and our castle is made up of multiple walls. We also have big rocks to throw at the attackers!
5: Some of the weapons the attackers have are battering rams, spears, swords, slingshots, battle axes, and bows and arrows. A battering ram is like a big log that swings to break the walls of a castle. I hope Frog Fortress stays safe...it's my favorite fortress in all the world.
6: Here come the attackers! Are you ready? Great! Here's your bow and arrow. | We are besieging your fortress! Surrender or else!
7: "Mr. General, sir, are you sure you are going to besiege Frog Fortress? | Well....I suppose we could share...
8: Sharing would be wonderful! Thank you Mr. General! | You're welcome, King Frog!
9: Now Frog Fortress is ruled by both me, King Frog, and the General! Thanks so much for helping me protect Frog Fortress!
10: About the Author
11: Victoria Reichelderfer is a 13 year old from Eyer Middle School. She loves animals, sports, musical theater, and playing the viola. She enjoys social studies, science, and math.
12: Sources | Gravett, Christopher. Castles. Dorling Kindersly, 1994. Eyewittness Books. | Gravett, Christopher. Warfare and Weapons. Smart Apple Media, 2004. Print.
13: Gurstelle, William. The Art of the Catapult: Build Greek Ballistae, Roman Onagers, English Trebuchets, and More Ancient Artillery. Chicago IL: Chicago Review, 2004. Print. | The Besieging of Frog Fortress Copyright 2011 by Victoria Reichelderfer