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Castle Diary, The Journal of Tobias Burgess

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What was it really like to live in a castle? Step back to the Middle Ages with Castle Diary: the Journal of Tobias Burgess. Eleven-year-old Toby's vivid diary entries offer an insider's view of day-to-day castle life, including tips on etiquette (where do you spit at a feast?) and exciting descriptions of hunting, jousting, and harvesting. Complete with glossary, index, and detailed endnotes, this is a rich look at medieval life that informs as much as it entertains.Perfect for homeschool classroom reading when studying the Middle Ages. 



  • Written by Richard Platt and Illustrated by Chris Riddell.
  • Published by Candlewick Press, July 14, 2013.
  • Ages 9 to 12 years 
  • 0.4" H x 6.9" L x 5.3" W (0.35 lbs) 123 pages
  • Softcover