Castle: How It Works

Castle How It Works Take a tour of a medieval castle Every part of the castle has a function Walls keep the enemy out Towers protect the lord and the soldiers From the moat and portcullis to the great hall and dungeon s

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XGen Studios Online Games Play Defend Your Castle The Original game of Castle Defense Accept no imitations Defend Your Castle takes place on a grassy plain surrounded by invaders You are the commander of your Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, from its position on the Castle Rock Archaeologists have BRAN CASTLE The Official Website We invite you to experience the history, the myth, the intrigue and the magic of this wonderful place of Transylvania, the Bran Castlecommonly known as Dracula s Castle Garden CASTLE GARDEN America s First Immigration Center Castlegarden is a free database developed and funded by The Battery Conservancy It contains and makes Windsor Castle Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire It is notable for its long association with the English and later British royal Tintagel Castle English Heritage Tintagel Castle is a magical day with its wonderful location on the rugged North Cornwall coast between Padstow and Bude It offers dramatic views, fascinating ruins Historic Scotland rainneachd Eachdraidheil Alba Historic Environment Scotland is the lead public body established to investigate, care for and promote Scotland s historic environment Browse the website today, or English Heritage Home Page English Heritage English Heritage cares for over historic places, bringing the story of England to life for millions of visitors each year. Watch Full Episodes Glee on FOX Glee TV Series Check out the latest news, scheduling and show information. The Castles of Wales The Castles of Wales Website is non profit, educational resource created, written and maintained by Jeffrey L Thomas There are no fees charged for the information

Take a tour of a medieval castle.Every part of the castle has a function Walls keep the enemy out Towers protect the lord and the soldiers From the moat and portcullis to the great hall and dungeon, see how a castle works as an enemy army tries to storm the walls.Castle How It Works is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children s Book of 2012
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  • Cynthia Egbert says:

    If you have a child who has any interest in castles, knights, kings and queens, or history, this one is a terrific read. The illustrations really make things clear and the author outlines all of the most important parts of the castle, even the "bathrooms".

  • Michael Fitzgerald says:

    Surprisingly informative - a great introduction to the subject.

  • Sheila says:

    Very educational, and I would imagine it would be well received by its young intended audience. All aspects of life in the castle are covered, including the things that would interest kids, such as invaders and how they might attack the castle using a catapult to throw a dead flaming pig over the wall (with lovely illustration to boot) as well as details of life in the castle including where you went to the bathroom, where your poop went (with illustrations of the chute built into the wall,with [...]

  • Stephanie Pieck says:

    Bravo to an author who manages to make medieval history and engineering both engaging and fun to learn about. My favorite fact: "The priest is one of the few people in the castle who can read." I was also intrigued by the way rainwater was collected on the chapel roof. And at last, I have a clear understanding of a portcullis. I hope National Braille Press, the organization that produced the print/Braille version of this book, produces the author's volume on the cathedral.

  • Cathy Knight says:

    Categories/Genres for this class fulfilled by this book: Non-fiction, easy-readerCopyright date: 2012Estimate of age level of interest: K-3Estimate of reading level: Dewey: 728.8; Int Lvl: K-3; Rd Lvl: 3.1Brief description: Identify at least 2 characteristics of this genre and subgenre and discuss how they appear in your book. One characteristic of this genre is reduced vocabulary. The sentences are short and the vocabulary is simple. The illustrations clearly support the text with great detail. [...]

  • Jordan Brown says:

    Castle: How It WorksAuthor: David MacaulayReading Level: ages 6-10Macaulay, David (2012) Castle: How It Works London: Macmillan This book is a non-fiction look at how life was like inside a medieval castle. Also, the book focuses on the exterior and interior of the castle, and it's many defensive components. I have a particular taste for all things medieval, so this book really catches my interest.First off, it's very informative and breaks down the infrastructure of a castle down brilliantly. T [...]

  • Janessa says:

    Yay! A book my science-minded 8-year-old wants to read! It is hard to find a book that will keep him in his seat. But when our daily reading time was over today, he stayed put and kept turning pages. I love that this book has a higher reading level, without an overwhelming amount of text. Maccauley does an excellent job of assembling intriguing facts and infusing them with the perfect amount of story-telling. For example, he begins the book with the idea that a castle is meant to keep people out [...]

  • Jeanne Adamek says:

    An absolutely wonderful book to read to or with children that are interested in the past and castles. David Macaulay has a phenomenal way of explaining without talking down to a child. The illustrations are fantastic, very scrupulous done so that the child can follow with the pictures as well as with the words.For me, it was the pleasure I got while looking in the bright eyes of my eight year old grandson as we were reading this together.This book was recommended by my friend Lorraine, who actu [...]

  • Christina Fisher says:

    Castles, because they are rarely lived in anymore and provide such grandeur to behold when inside, provide a very captivating book for kids of all ages. The author, David Macaulay, gives great insight using cutaways of castles (the inside and outside of them) so that kids can see what they are truly like and what the purposes were of their different features. The illustrations are realistic and show the castle being used, so that readers will know what life was like inside a castle. The drawbrid [...]

  • Gps says:

    very informative in the David Macauley style; plenty of information to keep the young reader interested, and the illustrations add tremendously. also, no glossing in this non fiction book, e.g. infected pig is ready to be catapulted into the castle. book will challenge the adult reader b/c there will be plenty of questions. although focused on the early/beginner reader, the text may be too difficult, and the print is too small. but, enjoy, high quality work, by an excellent writer.

  • Cara says:

    A book about castles and how they work geared toward children. My son greatly enjoyed the pictures as it isn't quite reading yet.The sentences were so short, they were almost choppy sometimes. Though I know it's for child readers with a little experience under their belts.It was cool to learn about the outside of the castle and its fortifications and it's inner workings. I don't think it necessary to include information about a guy crapping, picture included, as well as 'murder holes', IMO. This [...]

  • Zether says:

    I was not looking forward to reading this book. I was reading it more out of necessity than anything. I'm writing a novel and part of it takes place in a castle. I googled castle terms, but they were all very confusing. After reading this book, I have a much better understanding of what things are called and learned a few new things.The author wrote it like a what if kind of story, which really worked to get the information out without boring the reader. I would highly recommend this to children [...]

  • Jenna says:

    Twin Text: The Castle Behind Thorns by Merrie HaskellI chose these texts to go together because of the obvious castle tie in that is in both of the books. I like the fact that the non-fiction book gives you a somewhat tour of a castle during their prime time of existing, while the fiction book talks about forging a castle back up to try and escape it. I feel as if David Macaulay's book would give an insight about castles that the reader probably didn't know before picking up their fiction book t [...]

  • Laurie says:

    This book fascinated our preschool and kindergarten set. Diagrams outline every aspect of a medieval castle in well drawn detail. Be prepared to answer the many questions that arise as children compare modern life and amenities to castle life. Reading and studying the book numerous times resulted in translating the drawings into amazingly well constructed sand structures! A strong contender for one of the best summer books brought home from Grandma's Library Run.

  • Julie says:

    Like some reviewers here, I also missed the richness and depth of Macaulay's illustrations, but there was still enough to intrigue. Also, it was refreshing in these days of political correctness to see a catapult hurling a dead, infected pig and and explanation of "murder holes." I very much like the concept of a nonfiction easy reader--the subject matter might inspire a reluctant reader to try a more challenging book about the same subject.

  • Ingrid says:

    I'm not sure how successful this will be as an easy reader, but I love it as a non-fiction title. The added color may make it more accessible to contemporary readers, but it retains all the great elements of the original. There is still the picture of the man on the toilet which was my kids favorite part, but now you can see that he pile at the bottom of he chute is brown--gross! Can't wait tot try this out with my kids.

  • Lu Benke says:

    As easy readers go, this isn't bad. It's just sad that the fun and detail of Macaulay's illustrations get chopped down to the size of easy reader format. The font, too, seems to be the wrong size (too small), and the lack of white space seems to make the pages look crowded and unclear. Still, the text is fun and fascinating and informative. Seems like it would have been better to keep everything in the original format. But then there wouldn't have been a whole new series to market

  • Librariansteph says:

    The only thing standing between this book and a five star rating is my feeling that this is not really a book for a beginning reader. Easily a third grade reading level. That said, it is the best nonfiction castle book for early elementary I have ever read. And it will be appealing and informative even for those kids who are challenged by the syntax and vocabulary.

  • Pamela says:

    Yea!! A Castle book just right for beginning readers. With a Lexile level of 500 this is a great read for the youngest grades. Boys will especially like the description and drawings of the castle toilet. And the instructions on how to lay siege to the castle and breach the walls will most certainly be acted out many times, complete with catapult contents I’m sure!

  • Shelli says:

    This is a fantastic book for independent young readers, filled with fun and informative facts about castle defense. Students will learn so much about what obstacles an invading army would have to overcome if they wished to lay siege on a fortress. Castle, How it Works is perfect for additional elementary history curriculum, or for a nightly reading assignment.

  • Sara Wirth says:

    The pictures correlate beautifully to the text. Would be a lot of fun to pick apart the illustrations with kids. My only issue was with how the text was broken up. The flow of a sentence was often disrupted, which made it hard to concentrate and understand the information.

  • Tina says:

    I added this concept book to my informational shelf because some students have an interest in all this medieval. I would pair it with the reading of Crispin (Avi, 2004). As a writing prompt students would write why they would or would not want to live in a castle.

  • Kirsten says:

    This "Step reader" allows a person to take a tour of a castle while learning about the culture as well as the structure of a castle. The appropriately simple text explains how each and every part of the castle serves a function.The pictures are simple but effective.

  • Samantha says:

    An easy reader tour of a castle. Many vocabulary words are introduced and detailed illustrations make it easy to find the part of the castle being described in text. A fantastic book that will likely inspire further interest in the subject.

  • Kristine says:

    Perfect for 2nd graders - L read aloud to me, holds enough interest with a girl who loves watching Jane and The Dragon. Also we have recently watched the Narnia movie and were able to make quite a bit of connections.

  • Pauline says:

    This book was a great fit for Robby; although not technically an 'early chapter' the content was a bit more challenging than a typical PICTURE bookhe loved how descriptive the text was and noticed many small details in the illustrations. Hope to find more like this at NCTE this year.

  • Gabriel says:

    I liked this because it talked about what it would be like if you were going to fight the castle. It described the fire shooting arrows. I thought that was pretty scary.

  • Ian says:

    A charmingly simple little manual.

  • Ms. B says:

    Learn about castles.

  • Lindsay says:

    I'll have to remember this book when kids ask for knights, armor, battle, medieval life, and so on. It's full of awesome details!

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