|David Macaulay, with Sheila Keenan|
|Pages/Publication Date:||32 / 2013|
|Publisher:||David Macaulay Studio|
Based on his classic book Castle, examining how a medieval castle is sited, designed, built, inhabited, and defended, Caldecott Medal winner David Macaulay here offers a close-up look at castle life, for readers 6 to'. First he takes you into the castle as a guest, introducing you to peasants, soldiers, priests, and the lord and lady. Then you join a band of soldiers laying siege to the castle, and learn about weapons like battering rams and catapults, as well as castle defenses designed to keep you out—or do you in. Macaulay's superbly detailed, often lighthearted ink and color drawings reveal everything from the moat and the portcullis to the great hall and the dungeon.
"Great fuel for the imagination."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)