What was it really like to live in a castle during the Middle Ages? This book gives the answer. Sent to his uncle's castle for a year to learn ten-year-old Toby keeps a journal of everything that happens there from such great events as a boar hunt and a tournament to more everyday activities like baking bread and cleaning out the garderobes (toilets). The book also contains a reference section covering castle-building and use, armour and weapons, heraldry and the feudal system.
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Richard Platt is also the author of Pirate Diary, Roman Diary and Egyptian Diary. Pirate Diary won the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Silver Smarties Book Prize and the Blue Peter Award for Best Factual Book. Richard lives in Kent. www.richardplatt.co.ukChris Riddell is an author, political cartoonist (for The Observer), and the illustrator of Pirate Diary and Jonathan Swift's Gulliver, both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. He won the Smarties Prize in 2008. He lives in Brighton.Review:
A fascinating insight into the medieval world and being written by a boy, children will identify with Toby and his experiences. It's ideal as a classroom book to flesh out learning of medieval history - and for anyone fascinated by castles * Parents in Touch *
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Book Description Walker Books Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Chris Riddell (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0744582202