Castle

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1982 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 74 pages
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The word itself conjures up mystery, romance, intrigue, and grandeur. What could be more perfect for an author/illustrator who has continually stripped away the mystique of architectural structures that have long fascinated modern man? With typical zest and wry sense of humor punctuating his drawings, David Macaulay traces the step-by-step planning and construction of both castle and town.
 

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Review: Castle: How It Works

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very informative in the David Macauley style; plenty of information to keep the young reader interested, and the illustrations add tremendously. also, no glossing in this non fiction book, eg infected ... Read full review

Review: Castle

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The ingenuity of mankind is celebrated in this informative book. Though technology and resources were limited when compared to the 21st century, the planners and builders of the 13th century managed ... Read full review

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About the author (1982)

David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post–Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award. In 2006, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, given “to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations.” Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books.
David Macaulay lives with his family in Vermont.

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