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An intimate guide to the inside of a castle and the lives of its residents, this Stephen Biesty classic details the workings of a medieval fortress.
With intricately detailed cross-sections, each layer of a castle is presented, so readers can explore layer upon layer of castle life including the people, their possessions, and how they lived, as well as how they defended themselves from enemy attacks and settled down for an evening of entertainment. Each time readers turn the page, they'll discover new details, making this the ultimate "insider's guide" to the structure of a castle and the lives of its inhabitants.
About the Author
Stephen Biesty is an award-winning illustrator best known for his works Cross Section Castle, Cross Section Man-of-War, Giant Vehicles, Emergency Vehicles, and Castles. He is the recipient of the 1993 New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year and the 2004 UK Literacy Association Book Award.
"Fit for a king…Biesty brings a jeweler's eye to his seemingly infinitely detailed illustrations." – Publishers Weekly
"Another browsing item extraordinaire… The wordless opening and closing spreads are alone worth the price of the book." – School Library Journal
"Another Biesty marvel…technically a gem." – Kirkus Reviews