Synopses & Reviews
Travel back in time to the year 1203, to the famous Castle of Chateau-Gaillard, built by King Richard the Lionheart. But King Richard is dead and John, Englandand#39;s new monarch, has offended the King of France. Now itand#39;s war! Will the castle hold? How will peasants survive? Learn all about medieval warfare in this tale of a real siege, based on the diary of Baron Roger de Lacy. Foldout flaps provide a detailed look inside the castle and its grounds, while tiny bound-in books show pages from the diary.
Sail the wild Atlantic in a longboat with Eric the Red and his son Leif Eriksson. They risked the stormy seas to reach strange new lands, becoming the first Europeans to set foot in North America. Explore their daily lives in this richly illustrated Codex, complete with gatefolds, Viking lore, and The Saga of Erik and Leifand#8212;miniature booklets that tell their tale.
About the Author
Derek Farmer sold his first script to the BBC while still at school. Following university, he taught for several years before taking up writing full time. Apart from a period where he worked as a Producer for BBC Education, he has remained a freelance writer. He is the author of more than 200 TV and radio programs and a couple of dozen books.