Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction

USD $11.95

To this day I still have not found a better book series to inspire main lesson book images and provide enrichment for students studying the Medieval/Middle Ages Block in 6th or 7th grade! This is also a great book for the Renaissance block. Or how about using it in the 8th grade Elizabethan Era block? This book is perfect for inspiring students and teachers in their drawings of historical cathedrals and understanding them more deeply. This book is AMAZING! – Kristie,


Author: David Macaulay

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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 TimesBest 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 also been selected as a Common Core text exemplar (Grades 6–8, Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics, and Technical Studies).

This richly illustrated book shows the intricate step-by-step process of an imaginary cathedral’s growth.

“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

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Weight 1.02 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 10 × 0.5 in