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Castle

Macaulay, David

ISBN 10: 0395257840 / ISBN 13: 9780395257845
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 1977
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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006653: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR, DAVID MACAULAY on Half-Title Page. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Dustjacket is price clipped and slightly worn along top edge. Book's boards and pages are clean, unmarked, brightly colored, tightly bound and sharp cornered. "Castle - The word itself conjures up mystery, romance, intrigue, and grandeur. What could be more perfect for an author/illustrator who has continually stripped away the mystique of architectural structures that have long fascinated modern man? With typical zest and wry sense of humor punctuating his drawings, David Macaulay traces the step-by-step planning and construction of both castle and town. Generous illustrations full of explicit details and unusual perspectives masterfully combine with the straightforward and lucid text to guide the reader through this engrossing exploration. ": Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 006653

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Title: Castle

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, Massachusetts

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Dust Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Presumed First Edition.

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The word itself conjures up mystery, romance, intrigue, and grandeur. What could be more perfect for an author/illustrator who has continually stripped away the mystique of architectural structures that have long fascinated modern man? With typical zest and wry sense of humor punctuating his drawings, David Macaulay traces the step-by-step planning and construction of both castle and town.

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Imagine yourself in 13th-century England. King Edward I has just named the fictitious Kevin le Strange to be the Lord of Aberwyvern--"a rich but rebellious area of Northwest Wales." Lord Kevin's first task is to oversee the construction of a strategically placed castle and town in order to assure that England can "dominate the Welsh once and for all." And a story is born! In the Caldecott Honor Book Castle, David Macaulay--author, illustrator, former architect and teacher--sets his sights on the creation and destiny of Lord Kevin's magnificent castle perched on a bluff overlooking the sea. Brick by brick, tool by tool, worker by worker, we witness the methodical construction of a castle through exquisitely detailed pen-and-ink illustrations. Children who love to know how things work especially appreciate Macaulay's passion for process and engineering. Moats, arrow loops, plumbing, dungeons, and weaponry are all explained in satisfying detail. This talented author also has a keen sense of irony and tragedy, which is played out in the intricacies of the human story: a castle can be built as a fortress, but ultimately it becomes obsolete when humans discover that cooperation works best. (Ages 9 and older) --Gail Hudson

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