Defending the Castle
Defending the CastleThe School for Knights Non Fiction 1Magnus Ljunggren, illustrated by Mats Vänehem
Take cover! When author Magnus Ljunggren and illustrator and archaeologist Mats Vänehem tell what could happen during a siege in the Middle Ages it becomes more than just facts. Welcome to a breathtaking non-fiction adventure in the series The School for Knights.
The children in the School for Knights listen intently to the teacher Rodrick’s story. Many years ago, he was present when the castle was besieged. In Rodrick’s story the enemy attacked the castle with fire darts, spears and catapults. And to destroy the thick walls they rolled out the biggest battering ram Knights have ever seen!
Luckily Rodrick showed that with a bit of thinking and cunning even the toughest battles can be won…
Defending the Castle is both an exciting story and a book full of non-fiction facts. All readers interested in knights can learn more about a seige, but also about how a wall was built, was the battlements is placed and what a treadmill could be used for.