Castle

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San Val, Incorporated, 1982 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 74 pages
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Text and detailed drawings follow the planning and construction of a "typical" castle and adjoining town in thirteenth-century Wales.

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Review: Castle: How It Works

User Review  - Shelli - Goodreads

This is a fantastic book for independent young readers, filled with fun and informative facts about castle defense. Students will learn so much about what obstacles an invading army would have to ... Read full review

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A charmingly simple little manual. Read full review

About the author (1982)

David Macaulay is the well-known author and illustrator of books such as "Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction," "Castle," and "The Way Things Work." Though considered by some to be a young adult and children's writer, Macaulay's books are, in fact, popular with audiences of all ages. Macaulay was born in 1946 in England and studied at the Rhode Island School of Design where he was later an instructor of interior design from 1969-1973. He has also taught in public schools and had his work exhibited around the world. Cathedral won a Caldecott Honor Medal and was chosen as one of the Ten Best Illustrated Books by the New York Times in 1973. Macaulay has won numerous other awards, including the Washington Children's Book Guild Award for a Body of Non-Fiction Work in 1977. Macaulay's gift lies in his ability to make intricate and appealing drawings of complex subjects, such as buildings or archaeological sites. The explanations for the illustrations are well-written, clear, and often filled with fascinating, little known facts. He also writes works of historical subjects such as "Mill" which is about the construction and workings of an imaginary 1810 New England mill. David Macaulay has been married three times and has one daughter.

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