Synopses & Reviews
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).
"This marvelous book recreates the building of a French Gothic cathedral from the hewing down of half a forest to the placement of the last sheet of lead on the spire. Macaulay uses voluminous knowledge and pen-and-ink sketches accompanied by a brief clear narrative." Time Magazine
"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 like make these excellent additions."
and#8212;School Library Journal
"No mere colorization of the black-and-white originals of the first two books [Castle and Cathedral](thank goodness!), the all-new, often breathtaking images have been drawn by hand and then digitally colored."
and#8212;Kirkus, starred review
This richly illustrated book shows the intricate step-by-step process of an imaginary cathedral's growth.
Text and detailed drawings follow the planning and construction of a magnificent Gothic cathedral in the imaginary French town of Chutreaux during the thirteenth century.
David Macaulay's masterpiece comes to new life. In this first ever stand-alone full color edition, retrace the intricate step-by-step process of cathedral's construction in light of newly researched information.
This richly illustrated book shows the intricate step-by-step process of a cathedral's growth. This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 6-8, Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics, and Technical Studies)
In this first ever stand-alone full-color edition, David Macualay'sand#160;classic is lavishly reborn in digitally finished drawings, newly researched text and wholly re-imagined scenes.
and#8220;To his many fans, David Macaulay is nothing less than America's Explainer-in-Chief.and#8221; and#8212;Providence Journal
In this first-ever standalone full-color edition, Castle is lavishly reborn in digitally finished drawings rendered with felt-tip markers and colored pencils. Factual and artistic details shine in light of newly researched information. With characteristic zest and wit, David Macaulayand#160;retraces theand#160;planning and construction of Lord Kevinand#8217;s fictional castle. Architecture enthusiasts of all ages will marvel at the staggering possibilities of human imagination and ingenuity.and#160;and#160;
About the Author
David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post-Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award. In 2006, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, given "to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations." Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books. David Macaulay lives with his family in Vermont.