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Castle at War: The Story of a Siege
Dramatic "eyewitness" accounts and highly informative text combine with detailed artwork to bring key historical events to life in an important new series of in-depth information books for 8 year-olds and up - Each title focuses on a topic of interest to this age group, who are hungry for facts. DK Discovery Guides make learning memorable-as well as fun ! - The series comb ...more
Hardcover, 47 pages
Published September 15th 1998 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
(first published 1998)
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Very informative book, and a great resource for children and adults alike. The information is organized by chapters that revolve around different aspects of what would be involved in a siege, beginning with how and why a castle is built, and the features that make it a unique form of architecture, who is involved in its construction, who are the people who live there and how they can expect to defend it, how the attackers plan to break the defense, all through the final chapters about how castle ...more
"Castle at War: The Story of a Siege" is an interesting resource that could be used to teach many things. Yes, we can teach about castles and different sieges that have taken place, but there are life lessons here as well. The emphasis placed on preparation, teamwork, and creating a firm foundation provide an interesting and fun opportunity to share the importance of these things with children. The images and "story line" are interesting and useful. Overall, this is pretty good stuff!
Aug 22, 2008 Doreen rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Children, anyone interested in learning a bit about medieval Europe
This is an excellent, concise yet in-depth, account of feudal war and court life in medieval Europe. It gives you the basics without overwhelming you with details. Not a scholarly book, but a great introduction for those interested in the times.