Readers worldwide recognize Caldecott Medal winner David Macaulay's imaginary Cathedral of Chutreaux. This critically acclaimed book has been translated into a dozen languages and remains a classic of children's literature and a touchstone for budding architects. Cathedral's numerous awards include a prestigious Caldecott Honor and designation as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year for Macaulay's intricate pen-and-ink illustrations.
Journey back to centuries long ago and visit the fictional people of twelfth-, thirteenth-, and fourteenth-century Europe whose dreams, like Cathedral, stand the test of time.
This title has been selected as a Common Core text exemplar (Grades 6–8, Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics, and Technical Studies).
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The relatively speedy 86-year construction of an imaginary Gothic cathedral, from the hiring of the Flemish architect and various master craftsmen to the installation of the bells, statues, and stained glass windows, is traced in workmanlike prose (from two to sixteen lines per oversized page) an...Oct 27 2011 | Read Full Review of Cathedral: The Story of Its C...
CATHEDRAL takes readers back to a time when an entire community, using ingeniously simple tools, could create something so strong and beautiful that it might stand forever.Jan 01 1973 | Read Full Review of Cathedral: The Story of Its C...
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