Overview Text and detailed drawings follow the planning and construction of a "typical" castle and adjoining town in thirteenth-century Wales.
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.
Citations And Professional Reviews Castle by David Macaulay has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2011 page 440
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/1991 page 288
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Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/1995 page 226
Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 313
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2000 page 224
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 257
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2002 page 266
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 284
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 354
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2007 page 349
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2009 page 396
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 9" Height: 12" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Oct 25, 1982
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Grade Level Grade School
ISBN 0395329205 ISBN13 9780395329207
Availability 0 units.
More About David Macaulay
Caldecott Medal award winner and MacArthur fellow David Macaulay has illustrated and written over 25 books for children. His most famous work includes The Way Things Work and Cathedral. His illustrations have been featured in popular, nonfiction books combining text and illustrations explaining architecture, design, and engineering.
David Macaulay currently resides in the state of Rhode Island.
We bought this book for our four year old who always wants to know how things work. He, and his Daddy are both fascinated by this book. It is a work of art, and a historic fictional work in one. The pictures are all in black and white, but the line drawings are incredibly detailed. This book will be a favorite in our library for years, and I can see him reading it to his kids one day.
This is a really neat, intricately drawn and written book May 18, 2007
I remember reading this book back when I was in Junior High and High School. I'm 30 now (ugh!) I have always been fascinated with history (especially why folks did what they did when they did it) and while characters are fictitious, the design and building practices as well as the situations involved in the story are truly as it happened. The pictures are highly detailed such that you almost feel like you leap into the pages of the story. I primarily purchased this for a bit of nostalgia but would highly recommend this product to anyone who might be interested.
For Knights in Shining Armour Feb 22, 2007
Castle. The word's meaning is amazing. And David Macaulay has done it again! His book, Castle, shows how a castle is built in the Middle Ages. His illustrations show the castle (and the town around it) is built. Mortar and stone by stone, a castle is built. In the time this castle's construction is commencing, there is a war going on, and then it's under attack when it's finished. David shows how the castle withstands a siege from the Welsh prince and his army. This book's drawings are amazing! The book is quite detailed and well described. The book is the Eighth Wonder of the World says I, its one of the best books I've ever read! This book is for knights in shining armour! - February, 2007.
Captivating as a child, captivating as an adult Feb 17, 2007
I read this book in first grade and never managed to put it down then, and I certainly can't do it now. The drawings are splended, the text is perfectly functional and the combination makes for a splendid book.
I recommend this book to anyone interested in castles, medieval life, and pictures with text.
Loved the book, Arrived in good time. Feb 7, 2007
This is a good reference if your interested in knowing how castles were built.