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Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Castle

Written by Richard Platt

Illustrated by Stephen Biesty

Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Castle Synopsis

History comes alive in this incredible children's illustrated book about castles. Slicing through different areas of a medieval fortress, extraordinary views reveal the people busy inside, and preparing for battle as an enemy army approaches. Packed with facts, you'll find out what it takes to build a massive 14th-century castle, dress a knight in armour, or prepare a feast fit for a king or queen. From the drawbridge to the dungeon, Cross-sections Castle swarms with the people who keep the castle ticking over - the workers, craftsmen, and servants. And, as you pore over every page, look out for the villainous spy. Is he in the well... the keep... the moat? No? Keep looking, he's there somewhere! Back in print after 20 years, you can cheer on jousters, be entertained by a troubadour, and witness the gory details of a traitor's demise. This unique illustrated book for kids is not just the story of a castle - it brings medieval history to life.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241379790
Publication date: 2nd May 2019
Author: Richard Platt
Illustrator: Stephen Biesty
Publisher: DK Children an imprint of Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Richard Platt

Stephen Biesty is a world-renowned British illustrator. He made his name in the 1990s for his best-selling 'Incredible Cross-Section' books published by Dorling Kindersley, which have topped global sales of 3.5 million and have been printed in 16 languages. He has won several prestigious prizes including 'The New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award' in 1993, and 'The UK Literary Association Children's Book Award' 2004. Stephen has created illustrations for high-profile architectural projects, such as the Millennium Dome in 1999 and the redevelopment of the Royal Opera House in 2000. He has also worked on digital media projects such as an animated film for an exhibition ...

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