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Castle: How It Works

Castle: How It Works

David Macaulay with Sheila Keenan

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Take a tour of a medieval castle.

Every part of the castle has a function. Walls keep the enemy out. Towers protect the lord and the soldiers. From the moat and portcullis to the great hall and dungeon, see how a castle works as an enemy army tries to storm the walls.

Castle: How It Works is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012

CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), School Library Journal 20 Outstanding Nonfiction Books - Master List, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year

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Praise for Castle: How It Works

“…great fuel for the imagination.” —Kirkus, starred

“Engrossing...scoop this one up.” —BCCB, starred

“Both books revisit subjects covered in earlier books (Castle, rev. 10/77; and The New Way Things Work, rev. 3/89, 3/99), but these topics are here presented with the needs of developing readers in mind.” —The Horn Book

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Launching the David Macaulay Studio imprint (along with Jet Plane: How It Works, simultaneously available), this handsome leveled reader aims to stimulate both verbal and visual literacy, Macaulay w - Publishers Weekly

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About the author

David Macaulay with Sheila Keenan

David Macaulay is the author and illustrator of more than twenty-five books including Cathedral, Pyramid, and Castle. His ground-breaking The Way Things Work has become a modern classic. He won the Caldecott Medal for Black and White. He lives in Vermont.

David Macaulay

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