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Castle: Medieval Days and Knights

By Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Lots of information packed into appealing pop-up.

Book Kyle Olmon History 2006
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Partners Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart launched their new imprint with this impressive historical pop-up book. With the high standards and meticulous care characteristic of their previous work, this history book both informs and entertains. Each page boasts mini-pages with further details and yet more pop-ups. The attention-grabbing 3-D illustrations may distract kids from the words the first few times they open the book.

But when they're ready to dive in, they will find a wealth of solid historical information. The subject matter lends itself to the complexity and breadth of the pop-up, with detailed castles leaping out of the page and inviting kids to peek around corners and through windows. It's easy to imagine living in the castle, especially with the details about everyday life, including what castle-dwellers ate, wore, and how they spent their time.

Book Details

  • Author: Kyle Olmon
  • Illustrator: Tracy Sabin
  • Genre: History
  • Book type: Non-Fiction
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Publication date: August 1, 2006
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 9 - 12
  • Number of pages: 6
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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