Castle Diary by Richard Platt
The Journal of Tobias Burgess

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As a page in his uncle's castle in thirteenth-century England, eleven-year-old Tobias records in his journal his experiences learning how to hunt, play games of skill, and behave in noble society. Includes notes on noblemen, castles, and feudalism.
 

About Richard Platt

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RICHARD PLATT is an avid fan of castles and the author of many innovative and best-selling books for children, including CROSS SECTIONS: CASTLE, illustrated by Stephen Biesty. Chris Riddell is one of the most acclaimed children's book illustrators in the United Kingdom. In addition to his skill as an illustrator, he brings to CASTLE DIARY a wicked sense of humor, perhaps the result of his years as a political cartoonist.
 
Published September 1, 1999 by Candlewick. 64 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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A knight or a baron may dwell in the 14th-century castle lovingly recreated here, but Platt and Biesty's (Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War) latest book is, quite simply, fit for a king.

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The author adopts a faux-medieval style to describe the life of a 13th-century page in what PW called "an informative and amusing introduction to the medieval world."

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