Castle: Revised and in Full Color

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“To his many fans, David Macaulay is nothing less than America's Explainer-in-Chief.” —Providence Journal

In this first-ever standalone full-color edition, Castle is lavishly reborn in digitally finished drawings rendered with felt-tip markers and colored pencils. Factual and artistic details shine in light of newly researched information. With characteristic zest and wit, David Macaulay retraces the planning and construction of Lord Kevin’s fictional castle. ...

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Overview

“To his many fans, David Macaulay is nothing less than America's Explainer-in-Chief.” —Providence Journal

In this first-ever standalone full-color edition, Castle is lavishly reborn in digitally finished drawings rendered with felt-tip markers and colored pencils. Factual and artistic details shine in light of newly researched information. With characteristic zest and wit, David Macaulay retraces the planning and construction of Lord Kevin’s fictional castle. Architecture enthusiasts of all ages will marvel at the staggering possibilities of human imagination and ingenuity.  

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Editorial Reviews

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"Clearly labeled diagrams; a detailed, complete, and informative glossary; and the use of full-color spreads to bring the buildings and their inhabitants or parishioners to like make these excellent additions."
School Library Journal

"No mere colorization of the black-and-white originals of the first two books [Castle and Cathedral](thank goodness!), the all-new, often breathtaking images have been drawn by hand and then digitally colored."
Kirkus, starred review

Children's Literature - Danielle Williams
Castles have long held a strong interest in the imaginations of children and adults. Macaulay presents the construction of a fictional castle in Wales during the eleventh century that draws on historical accounts and examples of authentic castles in and around Great Britain. Beginning with the plans conceived by the fictional Lord Kevin, Macaulay guides the reader through each process of building a castle, including locating a suitably defensible position for the castle. The author not only details how the castle is built, but spends more than sufficient text explaining the duties of the many people who built the castle. The text continues with a description of the castle’s defenses, the living quarters for the castle inhabitants, and the creation of a town to support the castle. The architectural and historical details provided are endlessly fascinating and the color drawings add a tremendous amount of detail to the text. The text is an update of a book by the same title written in the late 1970s. The illustrations will appeal to children interested in castles and history and the text provides a great deal of information for anyone interested in medieval history. Reviewer: Danielle Williams; Ages 10 up.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780544102262
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 251,340
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post-Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award. In 2006, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, given "to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations." Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books. David Macaulay lives with his family in Vermont.
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  • Posted January 25, 2014

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    Macaulay's original "Castle" was named a 1978 Caldecot

    Macaulay's original "Castle" was named a 1978 Caldecott Honor medal winner and detailed the building of a castle in Wales in the late 1200s; this colorized edition is a worthy revision.  Looking at the books side by side, the changes are not just in the application of color but also in the details of the illustrations.  The first page previously showed a sailing ship under full sail, travelling on a fairly calm sea; the new edition includes dark clouds, whitecaps on larger waves, and a crew member getting sick over the side of the boat. The color illustrations seem to show more detail, as in the page about the gatehouses and the numerous ways their openings could be blocked from intruders and the fine illustration of how a drawbridge works.
    The text has been changed a bit as well; it is less "wordy" and more to the point. The book concludes with a glossary. Well done!

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