Castle Diary by Richard Platt


Castle Diary by Richard Platt

Sent to his uncle's castle to learn to be a page, eleven-year-old Toby keeps a detailed journal of everything that happens there during the year of 1285 - from such great events as a boar hunt and a tournament to more everyday activities like baking bread and cleaning out the garderobes (toilets). The book is packed with information about medieval life and a must for any child who loves castles!


A fascinating insight into the medieval world and being written by a boy, children will identify with Toby and his experiences. It's ideal as a classroom book to flesh out learning of medieval history - and for anyone fascinated by castles Parents in Touch

About the Author

Richard Platt

As an artist
I've written about 60 books, mostly factual books for children. My first children's book was Incredible Cross Sections, which had fantastic illustrations by Stephen Biesty. One of the things I enjoy most about writing is that it gives me the chance to work with wonderful illustrators. When Chris Riddell drew the pictures for Castle Diary and Pirate Diary he managed to capture the characters of all the people in the stories exactly as I'd imagined them. I also love writing because people pay me to find out all this fascinating stuff about strange, wacky and obscure subjects. I spend far more time than I should trying to find amazing facts that bring a subject to life. I trawl through books at home (I've got 2500) and in dusty libraries.

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128 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Publication date

3rd July 2014



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