Why are Castles Castle-Shaped? 100 1\2 Questions About Castles Answered by Philip Ardagh
  

Synopsis

Why are Castles Castle-Shaped? 100 1\2 Questions About Castles Answered by Philip Ardagh

Philip Ardagh has a passion for history. During his numerous children's events over the years, he has been asked just about every conceivable question about castles and life in medieval times. Here he answers his favourite (printable) ones, in a similar style that made his book Did Dinosaurs Snore? a monster hit with pre-history fans. Everything from alchemy to the Crusades are covered in this entertaining and informative book, from 'Who built castles?','Where did everyone sleep?' and 'What's a lady's favour?' to the more obscure 'Did they have baths?' and 'Did they have toilet paper?'. There are black and white illustrations throughout as well as fascinating fact boxes and quick quizzes to test what you have learned. The reference section includes timelines, and a glossary and index. If the answer doesn't lie somewhere between these covers, then it probably isn't a castle question worth asking.

About the Author

Philip Ardagh

Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning author Philip Ardagh is the author of The Grunts. He is probably best known for his Grubtown Tales, but he is author of over 100 books. He is a ‘regular irregular’ reviewer of children’s books for The Guardian, and is currently developing a series for television. Philip Ardagh is two metres tall with a ridiculously big, bushy beard and size sixteen feet, making him an instantly recognisable figure at literary festivals around the world. He lives in a seaside town in Kent with his wife and two cats.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
128 pages
Interest Age: from 9 to 11

Author

Philip Ardagh
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Author's Website

www.philipardagh.co.uk/

Publisher

Faber & Faber

Publication date

17th June 2002

ISBN

9780571214372


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