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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.
Text and detailed drawings follow the planning and construction of a "typical" castle and adjoining town in thirteenth-century Wales.
Number of Pages: 74
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: David MacAulay
Street Date: October 25, 1982
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-9252