DKfindout! Castles

DKfindout! Castles

by Philip Steele


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This children's history book has everything you need to know about medieval castles, including knights, jousting, sieges, drawbridges, and forts.

Learn about castle design, from the earliest motte and bailey styles to stone fortresses and beautiful castles in Japan and India. See some of the most impressive castles in the world, and stock up on amazing facts. Packed with information, artifacts, and colorful pages, DK findout! Castles brings the medieval world to life.

The DK findout! series introduces children to a range of exciting topics in a fun, engaging way. Checked by specialist consultants and an educational expert this is not only a source of information you can trust, but one that is age-appropriate and supportive of schoolwork. Ranging from core topics, to more specialized subjects, the DK findout! series will inspire and delight kids.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465481535
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 06/25/2019
Series: DK Find Out! Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.35(d)
Lexile: IG920L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Philip Steele, author of DK findout! Vikings, writes exciting children's books about history, famous lives, social issues, current affairs, lands and peoples, and natural history. He brings a cross-curricular approach that helps children learn all about a topic in a more organic way, that promotes curiosity and a love of reading.

Table of Contents

What is a castle? 4

Wooden castles 6

Stone castles 8

The Great Hall 10

Concentric castles 12

Castle defenses 14

Besieged! 16

Meet the expert 18

Dungeons 20

Feudal society 22

Lords and ladies 24

Working in a castle 26

Peasant life 28

Animals 30

Dressing a knight 32

Name your weapon! 34

Tournaments 36

Food and feasts 38

Entertainment 40

Prayer and worship 42

Castles in Europe 44

Moorish castles 46

Crusader castles 48

End of an age 50

Japanese castle 52

Fantasy castles 54

Myths and legends 56

Facts and figures 58

Glossary 60

Index 62

Acknowledgments 64

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