Castle Diary

By Richard Platt
Illustrated by Chris Riddell

The medieval journal of Tobias Burgess, a young page.

Sent to his uncle's castle to learn to be a page, eleven-year-old Toby keeps a detailed journal of everything that happens there during the year of 1285 – from such great events as a boar hunt and a tournament to more everyday activities like baking bread and cleaning out the garderobes (toilets). The book is packed with information about medieval life and a must for any child who loves castles!

  • Ground-breaking non fiction - original edition Highly Commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler Award.
  • Detailed information about all sorts of things boy readers will revel in, including archery, jousting, banqueting, catching poachers and pig-killing.
  • Fact section at the back covering castle-building and use, armour and weapons, heraldry and the feudal system.

About the author

Richard Platt is also the author of Pirate Diary, Roman Diary and Egyptian Diary. Pirate Diary won the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Silver Smarties Book Prize and the Blue Peter Award for Best Factual Book. Richard lives in Kent.

About the illustrator

Chris Riddell is an author, political cartoonist (for The Observer), and the illustrator of Pirate Diary and Jonathan Swift's Gulliver, both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. He won the Smarties Prize in 2008. He lives in Brighton.


2001: Blue Peter Book to Treasure Award

Blue Peter Book to Treasure Award - Shortlisted

1999: Kate Greenaway Medal

Kate Greenaway Medal - Shortlisted

1999: Kurt Maschler Award

Kurt Maschler Award - Shortlisted

1999: Times Educational Supplement Information Book Awards

Times Educational Supplement Information Book Awards - Shortlisted

ISBN: 9781406352641
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 1, 2014
Dimensions: 135 x 178mm, 128pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $9.99
New Zealand RRP: $12.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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