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Castle: Medieval Days and Knights (A Sabuda & Reinhart Pop-up Book)


ISBN 10: 043954324X / ISBN 13: 9780439543248
Published by Orchard Books August 2006, 2006
Used Condition: Fine (F) Hardcover
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Fine/no jacket as issue GREAT CONDITION, BEAUTIFUL COPY. Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. Sm4to from 9' to 11'. unpaginated, brown boards w/purple spine w/gilt-wht lettering w/color illustrated front panel. The book contains five large p. Bookseller Inventory # 20080728102102

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Title: Castle: Medieval Days and Knights (A Sabuda ...

Publisher: Orchard Books August 2006

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Tracy Sabin

Book Condition:Fine (F)

Edition: First Edition.

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National bestselling pop-up artists and engineers Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart present a new stunning pop-up book all about castles.

Over fifteen intricate pop-ups accompany Sabuda and Reinhart's fascinating text, which guides readers through the different aspects of life in a medieval castle. Readers will learn about knighting ceremonies, battles, and feasts. The true majesty of castles is fully realized when this book is opened to reveal a stunning 3-dimensional medieval world.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 2-5–Chatty text and cleanly designed pop-up illustrations provide a hasty overview of life during the Middle Ages. Spreads briefly cover the construction and exterior footprint of a fortress; rooms (from the chapel above to the dungeon below); jobs performed by craftsmen and inhabitants; knighthood, armor, and weapons; a tournament; and a feast. Information is presented in a smoothly flowing narrative that tends toward the enthusiastic (Without an impressive and impregnable castle, you'd be in danger of losing your crown, your title, your lands...even your head!). There is no glossary, but terms such as parapets, oubliette, and trebuchet are defined in context. Featuring scenes such as a multifloored castle interior, a shiny suit of armor, and a joust (with a pull-tab that moves horses toward one another), the pop-ups are colorful and sturdily constructed. Eye-catching details abound in the cartoon-style illustrations; two men nap after a meal on the fortress roof, an extremely unhappy gong farmer cleans the garderobe pit, and a serving woman receives an unwanted pinch during a feast. Libraries having the dough for solteties (sugar-sculpted desserts served by the wealthy) should consider purchasing this fun-to-browse book, while those starved for funds should stick with meatier fare.–Joy Fleishhacker,School Library Journal
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