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Contributor(s): MacAulay, David
ISBN: 054410000X     ISBN-13: 9780544100008
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: November 2013
Annotation: Presents an illustrated look at the step-by-step building of a thirteenth-century Gothic cathedral.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Cathedrals; Juvenile literature.
Architecture, Gothic; Juvenile literature.
Dewey: 726.6
LCCN: bl2013044103
Lexile Measure: 1120
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 11.25" H x 9.00" W x 0.50" (1.25 lbs) 76 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 47219
Reading Level: 7.3   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 1.0
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Contributor Bio(s):
Critically acclaimed illustrator, David Macaulay, has created more than twenty books for children, among them, Castle (a Caldecott Honor Book), Cathedral, Black and White (a Caldecott medalist), The Way We Work and The Way Things Work (a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner). David Macaulay lives with his family in Vermont. 

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2014 January)

Gr 3–8—Macaulay's Cathedral (1973) and Castle (1977, both Houghton) were landmark titles for children, appealing to both those interested in history and architecture, as well as to some who found the pictures fascinating in and of themselves. Reissued with the pictures in color, they remain timeless staples for the architectural crowd. The fluid and informative texts remain basically unchanged except for some subtle clarifications and updates, with the stories of the building of the fictitious Cathedral of Chutreaux and Lord Kevin le Strange's Castle at Aberwyvern still maintaining dramatic tension even as they serve as vehicles for explaining building techniques and features. The illustrations have been extensively reworked, with cross sections replaced by dramatic three-dimensional views. The use of color is muted, employing mostly the greens, browns, grays, and blues of nature; and it is certainly effective. The older editions are enriched by viewing alongside the new ones, and vice versa. Clearly labeled diagrams; a detailed, complete, and informative glossary; and the use of full-color spreads to bring the buildings and their inhabitants or parishioners to life make these excellent additions.—Ann Welton, Grant Elementary School, Tacoma, WA

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