The World's Most Amazing Castles

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Which castle was built into the side of a cliff?

Where is Himeji Castle, and why do people think it is haunted?

Was Castle Frankenstein the setting for Mary Shelley's famous novel?

Find out the answers to these questions and more in The World's Most Amazing Castles. Each title in the Landmark Top Tens ...

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Overview

Which castle was built into the side of a cliff?

Where is Himeji Castle, and why do people think it is haunted?

Was Castle Frankenstein the setting for Mary Shelley's famous novel?

Find out the answers to these questions and more in The World's Most Amazing Castles. Each title in the Landmark Top Tens series takes you all over the world to explore the world's most fascinating landmarks. Prepare for an amazing journey!

Each book includes:

stunning images and detailed maps and artwork

information about how the landmarks were built or created

"trading card" boxes with amazing facts about each landmark.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Krisan Murphy
Turrets, moats, towering thick walls, and stories of kings, knights, and nobles create a fascinating book about castles found around the world. Among the eleven castles described are Krak des Chevaliers in Syria, Malbork Castle in Poland, Arg-e Bam Castle in Iran, Predjamski Grad in Slovenia, and Himeji Castle in Japan. Photographs of present day castles and remains of castles show the expansive wealth and power of those who built these structures for protection, refuge, and pleasure. Fascinating facts are included, such as knights who literally flushed their enemies down the toilet into the moat in the Malbork Castle. A keen civilization is seen in the impressive food storage buildings, gardens, houses and wells in the Arg-e Bam Castle on the Silk Road. Readers will be interested to learn about the history of the Neuschwanstein Castle, known as the model for Sleeping Beauty's Castle in Disneyland, and the death of Kind Ludwig II who died before this castle was completed. Throughout the book, words are highlighted in bold for further definition in the glossary. A handy index is included, as well as a page of book and online resources for further study of this fascinating subject. This nonfiction book is part of a series of the "Top Ten Landmarks" around the world. Reviewer: Krisan Murphy
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410942524
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 7/15/2011
  • Series: Landmark Top Tens
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,376,326
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Castles 4

Krak des Chevaliers 6

Malbork Castle 8

Arg-é Bam Castle 10

Predjamski Grad 12

Himeji Castle 14

Windsor Castle 16

Castles of Horror! 18

Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas 20

Castle of Good Hope 22

Neuschwanstein Castle 24

Castles in Danger 26

Castles Facts and Figures 28

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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