Friday, February 15, 2013

Castle: How It Works


Castle:  How It Works
by David Macaulay
Roaring Brook Press, 2012.  31 pgs.  Easy Reader

     David Macaulay's masterful work about the architecture and operations of a medieval castle (Castle, 1977)  has been transformed into an equally beguiling short text for beginning readers.  K-3 readers will find here a brief but thorough explanation in words and pictures of the fundamentals of castle life and construction. With particular emphasis on how a castle is built to withstand attack, as well as why the toilets were so cold, this book should be a particular pleasure for kids drawn to the history of knights and medieval times. 

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