A great introduction for inquisitive young people,
This review is from: The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages (New Horizons) (Paperback)
This book was a gift for a 12 year old who had done exceptionally well at school. And he has enjoyed it immensely.
Some of the material is a little old for him, but overall the design and language are extremely accessible. It has shifted his attentions across from knights and castles to the architectual riches of the middle ages, and he can see that there were greater achievements than warfare and jousting. There have been attempts to copy parts of some illustrations in Lego!
He now actually wants to visit a cathedral to see the complexity of the building's design and realisation; he also looks at gothic-style churches with a more informed eye.