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High Middle Ages

Author: Macaulay, David
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Time Period: High Middle Ages
Time Frame: 1277-1305
Geographic Area: Europe
Country: Great Britain
Topics: Medieval Life, Castles, Building
Genre: Fiction
Reading Age: Lower Elementary, Middle Grade
Format: Picture Book
Published: 1977

World History > High Middle Ages

A 1978 Caldecott Honor Book

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.

"What David Macaulay can draw -- churches, cities, pyramids -- he does better than any pen-and-ink illustrator in the world. Castle once again goes through a brick-by-brick assembly, employing cross-hatches and thin black lines to evoke a medieval place and period." -- Time

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