Castle Diary

Castle Diary

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This is the medieval journal of Tobias Burgess, a young page. What was it really like to live in a castle during the Middle Ages? This book gives the answer! Sent to his uncle's castle for a year to learn to be a page, ten-year-old Toby keeps a detailed journal of everything that happens there - from such great events as a boar hunt and a tournament to more everyday activities like baking bread and cleaning out the garderobes (toilets). The book also contains a reference section covering castle-building and use, armour and weapons, heraldry and the feudal system - plus a full glossary and index. For any child who loves castles, this is a must! The Middle Ages forms part of the programme of study for KS3 of the National Curriculum.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 210 x 276 x 10mm | 322.05g
  • Walker Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1406330612
  • 9781406330618
  • 289,521

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"* "A must for budding historians." Independent on Sunday"show more

About Richard Platt

Richard Platt is the author of Pirate Diary, which won the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Silver Smarties Book Prize and the Blue Peter Award for Best Factual Book, and Castle Diary, which was Highly Commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler Award. He lives in Kent. Chris Riddell is an author, political cartoonist (for The Observer), and the illustrator of Pirate Diary and Jonathan Swift's Gulliver, both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal, as well as Castle Diary. He won the Smarties Prize in 2008. He lives in Brighton.show more

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865 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (320)
3 26% (227)
2 5% (47)
1 2% (21)
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