Castles Magnified: With a 3x Magnifying Glass! (Hardcover)
Meet history’s most heroic knights as you travel back in time to follow Sir Gallahad into the court of King Arthur, Joan of Arc into battle, and Richard the Lionheart on his last crusade.
Use the magnifying glass to explore cutaway castles, epic medieval battlefields, and impressive royal tournaments, then learn about chivalry, armour, and jousting.
Written by the Blue Peter award–winning David Long, this book will delight and inform the most inquisitive young squires and ladies!
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David Long writes for adults and children and specializes in history. As a journalist, he has written for the Times, Sunday Times, and London Evening Standard as well as for magazines in Britain and abroad. He is an award-winning ghostwriter and one of his own books was voted Blue Peter Book of the Year 2017.
Harry Bloom is a freelance illustrator based in London. He specialises in creating detailed illustrations for children's books. Pirates Magnified is his first book for Wide Eyed Editions.
“Tales of knights, lords and ladies rival those of the gods for spectacle and intrigue. Castles Magnified tells of storied figures such as Richard the Lionheart and explores the manners and mores of the Middle Ages through teeming illustrations of medieval life. Splendidly rendered by illustrator Harry Bloom, the bustling scenes invite close inspection; with the magnifying glass included in the book, readers can do just that. A cutaway effect in Bloom’s illustrations reveals castle interiors inhabited by servants, guards and nobles. A list of items for youngsters to spy and identify accompanies each scene. With ample historical background contributed by author David Long, Castles Magnified brings a long-ago era into focus.” —Bookpage