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Castle Diary

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Castle Diary
Written by Richard Platt
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780763621643
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Castle Diary
The Journal of Tobias Burgess, Page

author: Richard Platt
illustrator: Chris Riddell

What was it really like to live in a castle? Step back to the Middle Ages with Castle Diary: the Journal of Tobias Burgess. Eleven-year-old Toby’s vivid diary entries offer an insider’s view of day-to-day castle life, including tips on etiquette (where do you spit at a feast?) and exciting descriptions of hunting, jousting, and harvesting. Complete with glossary, index, and detailed endnotes, this is a rich look at medieval life that informs as much as it entertains.

"Not many, if any, children’s books on the Middle Ages and castles contain the wealth of information found in this fresh, appealing offering." — School Library Journal (starred review)
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Middle-grade Novel / Paperback
age range:
7 yrs - 10 yrs
# of pages/size:
128 / 5 5/16" x 7"
grade range:
Grade 2 - Grade 5
Historical; People & Places;
author’s comments:
Richard Platt is an avid fan of castles and the author of many innovative and best-selling books for children, including Cross Sections: Castle, illustrated by Stephen Biesty.
illustrator’s comments:
Chris Riddell’s glorious illustrations fill the pages of many wonderful books for children, including Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver, retold by Martin Jenkins. He lives in England.
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