Murray Chandler gained the chess Grandmaster title by winning events in New York and Amsterdam. During 28 years as a professional player, he has taken part in over 150 international tournaments, in 32 different countries. His previous books include the best-selling How to Beat Your Dad at Chess and Chess Tactics for Kids. Dr Helen Milligan is a World Chess Federation woman master (WFM), and a former British Ladies Champion. She has represented Scotland in ten Chess Olympiads, and New Zealand in two.
"The whole thing packed into a short story with many pictures - definitely child-oriented! ... it seems that the pictures are deliberately left without colour, so that someone with crayons etc. can turn it into a real playbook." - Frank Grosse, schachlinks.com "I have seen countless books on chess aimed at youngsters over the years, but this is probably the nicest introduction I have ever seen, aimed at primary school children." - Alan Sutton, En Passant "Chess For Children is attractively produced and user friendly for kids. The diagrams are large and clear and there are cartoons throughout the book that reinforce the subject matter. ... It's a perfect book for younger ones to work on with their parents. Recommended." - IM John Donaldson, Gold-Medal Winning USA Team Captain "...the book is well thought-out and can be enjoyed by kids as young as 5." - GM Lubosh Kavalek, Washington Post