How Castles Were Built
Treat young readers to in-depth description of life the structures that stir the imagination. Two or three projects in each book reinforce learning with hands-on experiences. Acual quotes from individuals living in medieval times enhance the encounter. First constructed of wood, later of stone, castles can be found all over the world. This title describes the construction process and invites readers to build their own.
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