A nice little book that is small enough for the young reader to hold and learn about life six hundred years ago. The book takes the reader on a journey of discovery with a nine year old boy named Thomas Middleton. With Thomas the young student will learn about family life, apprentices, journeymen and going to school. By accompanying Thomas the student will go shopping in the town and learn about the unsanitary conditions of the times. The student will visit a workshop, take a trip to a monastery, go to a village and conclude by learning about living inside a castle. The book has adequate illustrations. This book can be used with young ones who do not read yet as the parent can read the captions while the child looks at the various pictures. A child will love to hold and look at the pictures. A nice small book for growing minds.