The Art and Industry of Sandcastles: Being an Illustrated Guide to Basic Constructions Along with Divers Information

Drawings and text instruct in building sandcastles like the real stone and mortar ones of long ago Includes descriptions of castle life and explains the roles of such people as the master of hounds, scribe, and page.
The Art and Industry of Sandcastles Being an Illustrated Guide to Basic Constructions Along with Divers Information Drawings and text instruct in building sandcastles like the real stone and mortar ones of long ago Includes descriptions of castle life and explains the roles of such people as the master of hounds s

  • Title: The Art and Industry of Sandcastles: Being an Illustrated Guide to Basic Constructions Along with Divers Information
  • Author: Jan Adkins
  • ISBN: 9780802703361
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. This was one of my favorite books as a child. The text is a blend of the archaic and silly and the drawings are both technically informative and whimsical. Little sandcastle-sized builders work alongside the author/illustrator to erect historical castles from sand, from a Saxon motte-and-bailey fort to a complex concentric castle, the Tower of London. Jan Adkins takes time to educate the young reader about what went into building an actual castle, what they were designed to defend (and defend ag [...]

    2. This book doesn't really instruct how to build a good sandcastle (in any technical sense beyond what anyone with a bucket already knows)and seems more geared towards a youth audience (6-10 year old males are the target demographic here.)It's got some great comparative pictures of actual castle 'blueprints', which though educational, are above the capability level of the builders who will be reading this book. It's a great effort, but doesn't really give any solid construction concepts, and is on [...]

    3. What an unbelievably cool book. How has this book been forgotten? How, when I bought it as a discarded library book, did it only have a handful of check-outs from the 70s to 2008? It is amazing.It is handwritten and deliciously illustrated. It perfectly combines the curious nature of the real history of castles with instructions and ideas (and philosophical pondering) about sand castles. The concept is wonderful. I don't know if I would have fully appreciated this as a child, but I know there ar [...]

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