In this 1978 Caldecott Honor Book, award-winning author and illustrator David Macaulay explores the history and construction of castles in a richly illustrated resource for curious young readers.
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.
Originally designed as a children's book, this is also very useful for adults who just want a brief introduction to the architecture and function of a castle.
- Ages 10 -12
- Author: David Macaulay
- Soft cover
- Publisher: HarperCollins, 1982
- 80 pages, 12" x9"
- ISBN: 9780395329207