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Author: David Macaulay
Illustrator: David Macaulay
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Date: 1977
Awards: Caldecott Honor (1978)
Ages: All ages
Topics: castle, architecture, middle ages, medieval, fortification, Wales
Summary: This book provides a step-by-step description of the planning and construction of a castle for the character Lord Kevin. This castle might have been built during the conquest of Wales between 1277 and 1305. Although the town called Aberwyvern is imaginary, it is based on what the physical appearance might have been during this time period. We also learn about the kinds of workers, tools, weapons, and have a battle with an enemy. We even find out about their toilets!

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