Avoid Working on a Medieval Cathedral! by Fiona MacDonald


Avoid Working on a Medieval Cathedral! by Fiona MacDonald

Tracing the architectural and social history of the cathedral, with one eye on the variety of things that could go very, very wrong, Avoid Working on a Medieval Cathedral! takes you through the hard life of a stonemason at Canterbury Cathedral, dealing with pesky pilgrims and bothersome bishops along the way. You won't survive to see it finished, but you can rest assured your work will be appreciated for many centuries to come. The Danger Zone is a constantly-growing library of over 50 exciting titles which transport the reader to the grisliest times and places in history. The first-person narrative approach puts the reader in the shoes (or sandals or army boots or cloth sacks) of some of the most unfortunate people ever to have lived - from pyramid builders to viking explorers, from medieval knights to the crew of the Titanic. This approach encourages readers to get emotionally involved with the story and characters, aiding their understanding of some of the most important periods in history. Humourous cartoon-style illustrations and speech bubbles bring the characters to life, while informative captions explain processes or chronological events. Each spread comes complete with a Handy Hint box, offering a clever tip on how to survive whatever ghastly situation you've found yourself in. A complete glossary and index featured in every title makes The Danger Zone an ideal introduction to the conventions of non-fiction texts for young readers.

About the Author

Fiona Macdonald studied history at Cambridge University and at the University of East Anglia. She has taught in schools and colleges and has written numerous books for children.

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32 pages


Fiona MacDonald
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Publication date

1st March 2011



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