Castle

Castle

by David Macaulay
Publisher: Graphia
Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Price: $9.95

Historical Setting: Middle Ages

With typical zest and a wry sense of humor, Macaulay traces the step-by-step planning and construction of both castle and town from the hiring of a skilled master engineer to the actual test of castle defenses when hundreds of Welsh soldiers launch a direct attack.

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  Fun Castle Book
Noah (age 8) of Oregon, 6/9/2016
I love this book one hundred percent. David Macaulay is my favorite author. He tells how you build things, but in a fun story. This book tells about how you build a castle! And you can learn how to build, too, by reading David Macaulay's books! He doesn't say anything bad (no cursing words, he doesn't make the characters say bad things, either). He is incredible at writing and drawing. The pictures are not usually colored in, but you can see them very well. This books is very, very clever because it makes learning about castles charming. It makes me want to build everything he teaches about!
  Thoroughly Enjoyable
HappyHomemaker of Oregon, 5/17/2011
Even someone with a casual interest in castles will enjoy this book. It has more details on what was involved in funding and building castles than I would have thought to ask. The drawing are incredibly detailed, and his comments are engaging and funny! I thoroughly enjoyed it!