The medieval journal of Tobias Burgess, a young page.
What was it really like to live in a castle during the Middle Ages? This book gives the answer! Sent to his uncle's castle for a year to learn to be a page, ten-year-old Toby keeps a detailed journal of everything that happens there - from such great events as a boar hunt and a tournament to more everyday activities like baking bread and cleaning out the garderobes (toilets). The book also contains a reference section covering castle-building and use, armour and weapons, heraldry and the feudal system - plus a full glossary and index. For any child who loves castles, this is a must!
Richard Platt is the author of a growing list of informative books for young readers and also writes for innovative multimedia projects. He was born in 1953 in the United Kingdom and earned his degree in art from Newcastle College of Art and Design in 1974. Platt earned his B.A. from Leeds Polytechnic University and attended Central School of Art in 1977. He...More about Richard Platt
Chris Riddell Biography
Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an illustrator and political cartoonist for the Observer. Many of his children's books have won a number of major prizes including the 2001, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Go...