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What Were Castles For? (Usborne Starting Point History) [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Phil Roxbee Cox , Sue Stitt
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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28 Jun 2002 Usborne Starting Point History
Find out who built castles, what knights did and what really went on inside castle walls in this entertaining and colourful look at medieval life. Packed full of fun and facts about life in castle times, this book also has Internet-links to young and relevant Web sites.

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (28 Jun 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0746052561
  • ISBN-13: 978-0746052563
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,520 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Phil Roxbee Cox would love to win his height in books because he's very tall and loves reading. He's one of those people with an interest in anything and everything, and likes nothing more than finding out stuff. He's been writing Usborne books since the early 1990s and is delighted to be paid to do something he'd probably do for nothing if he didn't need to eat and have somewhere to live. He spends much of his free time visiting mossy old buildings and loves playing around with words, too. "Writing the Easy Words To Read and the Cautionary Tales series has been such fun," he says. "Getting the words to work with the pictures to create the maximum effect is a very rewarding. It's a real collaboration between author, editor, designer and illustrator." Philip's work includes both fiction and non-fiction for a variety of ages.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Usborne picture book 10 Sep 2009
By Teach
Lots of detail in the pictures to keep children occupied. Lots of different things to look for within the pictures too. The book covers all the key castle areas with just enough information for 6-10 year olds to understand easily. Focuses on the lives of different people within the castle and the function of each area.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Educational and entertaining 15 Nov 2010
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This book is just what every curious child will love. Every two pages present a question at the top of the page which is answered through text and illustrations. Other related questions add details to the topic and a few to-do activities guarantee some extra fun. The internet links suggested for each topic are simply great, offering a chance to actively explore more about a castle and its inhabitants. The language is comprehensible to young children and each section gives a lively picture of all the routines and events that involved the people living there. A delightful book which will attract the attention of grown-ups as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for children interested in castles 20 Mar 2014
By JJ70
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Great book with cutaways to look inside castles and what happens in them. Lots of information and little funny bits within drawings that would appeal to small boys in particular.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for inquisitive minds 15 Jan 2014
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This turned out to be the go-to book of Christmas for my 6 year old grandson. He loves it, it is educational so that's good enough for me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good value 8 Jan 2014
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Grandson loved it. Books are important to children but can be very expensive so this was good value. thank you
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5.0 out of 5 stars What were castles for? 2 Jan 2014
By suzy
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Used as part of a year one topic for a term. The children eagerly awaited their turn to use the book for gathering information.
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