Castle: Medieval Days and Knights

Book review by Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media
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Lots of information packed into appealing pop-up.

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Very Cool...but

This is a really cool book and the pop-ups are fantastic. However, it doesn't sugar coat much about midievil times and is even a little sarcastic at times. For example, it makes the anology that being a peasant was not much better than being a slave and says (and illustrates) that criminals were tortured. This sparked many discussions with my six year old who is currently enamored with knights and castles.

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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