The World's Most Amazing Castles

The World's Most Amazing Castles

by Ann Weil
     
 

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Which Japanese castle is thought to be haunted with the ghost of a servant girl? Which South American castle defended its surrounding city from pirates? Who lives in Windsor Castle today? To find out the answers to these questions and more, open this book and go on an exploration of the world's most amazing castles!

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Which Japanese castle is thought to be haunted with the ghost of a servant girl? Which South American castle defended its surrounding city from pirates? Who lives in Windsor Castle today? To find out the answers to these questions and more, open this book and go on an exploration of the world's most amazing castles!

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410942418
Publisher:
Raintree Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Series:
Landmark Top Tens Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
NC820L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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