Medieval Castle

Medieval Castle

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by Jim Pipe, Dave Burroughs, Roger Hutchins, Richard Berridge
     
 

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What do you want to know about the Roman Colosseum or a Trojan horse? Play the games, solve the puzzles, wind your way through mazes, and find out in these entertaining explorations of the mysteries of history.

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What do you want to know about the Roman Colosseum or a Trojan horse? Play the games, solve the puzzles, wind your way through mazes, and find out in these entertaining explorations of the mysteries of history.

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Children's Literature - Judy Katsh
With Waldo as great-granddad, this book enters a whole new generation of "find the..." books. Here, readers are trying to find the villain before he poisons the queen! Along the way, they find out lots of cool stuff about castles, castle life, and castle defense. There is a ton of information packed into these oversize, full-color pages, and it's presented in many different ways-puzzles, straight text, riddles, mazes, and more. It's hard to imagine a reader who won't be engaged at least at some level. Also in the "Mystery History" series: Roman Colosseum, Trojan Horse, Pharaoh's Tomb, Pirate Galleon, and Viking Longboat.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6An entertaining and interactive offering. General facts about typical activities in each part of a castle and its surroundings are presented in one or two paragraphs near each scene. Glowing watercolors plus a wealth of intriguing details, humorous touches, and action enliven each double-page spread. A variety of questions, brain teasers, and games invite close examination of the pictures and pensive consideration of the facts. Questions float in and around the scenes, with answers to most of them appearing at the base of the page. Running throughout are the antics of a cloaked "assassin" who causes havoc in his quest to kill the queen. Detective skills are tested when the lineup of suspicious looking characters appears on the "A Host of Answers" page. By book's end, students will have a basic understanding of typical castle design and structure, eating and entertainment habits of the nobles, and siege conduct and defense. While less information-packed than Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Castle (DK, 1994), this title is much more colorful than the construction and life history of Castle (Houghton, 1977) by David Macaulay and dramatically more interactive than either of those books.Ann G. Brouse, Big Flats Branch Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761304951
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Series:
Mystery History Ser.
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.73(w) x 11.53(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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Medieval Castle 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Help me on a report that im doing with hairy and Cox. It is on castle like the biggest castle in the world, or who invented the castle, etc.