Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction

by David Macaulay

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

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780395175132
  • ISBN-10: 0395175135
  • Pages: 80
  • Publication Date: 09/19/1973
  • Carton Quantity: 18

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    A 1974 Caldecott Honor Book 


    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).

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    "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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