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San Val, 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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User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

The depiction of the castle bathroom and the "murder holes" were especially popular with the young man :) Read full review

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User Review  - Jenna - Goodreads

Twin Text: The Castle Behind Thorns by Merrie Haskell I chose these texts to go together because of the obvious castle tie in that is in both of the books. I like the fact that the non-fiction book ... Read full review

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About the author (1982)

David Macaulay was born on December 2, 1946 in Lancashire, England, but moved to Bloomfield, New Jersey when he was 11. He received a bachelor's degree in architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Before becoming an author and illustrator, he worked as an interior designer, a junior high school teacher, and instructor of interior design at RISD from 1969 to 1973. His first book, Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction, was published in 1973. His other books include City, Castle, Pyramid, Mill, Underground, Mosque, The Way Things Work, Rome Antics, and Shortcut. He has received numerous awards including a Caldecott Honor Medal in 1991 for Black and White and the Washington Children's Book Guild Award for a Body of Non-Fiction Work in 1977.

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