Synopsis: Using the a fictional town in Wales, Maccauley walks the reader through the building of an English castle in the late 1200s. With generous illustrations, diagrams and charts, this book starts from the picking of the plot to the end of the castle's life.
Review: I enjoyed this. Informative, creative, with excellent drawings and diagrams that made it easy to understand, this was a good book. I wish it had a floor plan of the entire castle and maybe some more said about how they made the glass and iron fittings, but in all, I would recommend this book to anyone interested in medieval castles. In particular, I feel this is a good read for a child, 6-11.
Bookmarks: 7 of 10
Awards: Caldecott Honor, 1978
Date Finished: 11-26-2013