This work is a truly remarkable portrait of ten real castles in history. Stephen Biesty's world-renowned illustrations combine grandeur of scale with breathtaking detail. Meredith Hooper brings the castles to life by introducing their knights and kitchenmaids, sultans and samurai, soldiers and spies, and telling the amazing stories of their dungeons and secret passageways, towers and toilets. Together, they recreate the real lives of castles as never before. Castles featured: Chateau Gaillard, Windsor, Krak des Chevaliers, Caernarfon, Bodiam, Castel Sant' Angelo, Chambord, Tower of London, Osaka and Neuschwanstein.
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Illustrator: Stephen Biesty studied illustration, specialising in historical and architectural drawings. He achieved international fame with his enormously popular 'Incredible Cross Sections' books, which have sold over 2 million copies worldwide and have won numerous awards. His illustrations are unrivalled for their ambitious scope and extraordinary attention to detail. Author: Meredith Hooper grew up in Australia and came to the UK to do a post-graduate degree at Oxford. She is the author of many remarkable books for children, acclaimed for the way they distil a wealth of research into writing which is both simple and powerful.From School Library Journal:
Grade 3-5 - Eight castles in Europe, one in Syria, and one in Japan are featured, with a chronological arrangement from the 12th to the 19thcentury. Detailed drawings of each structure fill a spread, followed by a two-page action account of the particular castle - usually a historical event taking place in the course of a single day - accompanied by numerous thumbnail sketches and an occasional fictional character. The parts of the castle mentioned in the text are numbered on the tiny thumbnails, enabling readers to locate them on the large rendering at the beginning of the section. The illustrations of the castles feature cutaways and see-through walls, which are occasionally confusing, and appear to show only parts of the outlying areas. Overall, there is plenty to pore over here, but children will need to look elsewhere for a more complete picture of these magnificent buildings and their many functions. - Lynda S. Poling, Long Beach Public Library, CA
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Descrizione libro Hodder Children's Books, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 340844019
Descrizione libro Hodder Children's Books, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110340844019
Descrizione libro Hodder Children's Books, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Stephen Biesty (illustratore). book. Codice libro della libreria 0340844019