You wouldn't want to work on a medieval cathedral! : a difficult job that never ends

by Macdonald, Fiona, 1958-

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 4 of 5 copies
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Summary
Describes what life was like as an apprentice on the construction of a medieval cathedral.
Contents
Introduction
A grand tradition
Long-term project
Are you a good team player?
Learning on the job
Have mallet, will travel
Practice makes perfect
Grand designs
Health and safety
Could you stand up to an abbot?
Only the best will do
Pestered by pilgrims
Building for the future
Glossary
Index.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The You Wouldn't Want To . . . series has long been taking the stuffing out of both relatively glamorous personages (Cleopatra) and obviously doomed career choices (Salem witch). A bit of reverse psychology here and loads of irresistible historical details there combine with cartoony visuals and glib humor to make these titles plenty educational but just plain fun to read as well. Architectural details abound in You Wouldn't Want to Work on a Medieval Cathedral! which takes readers through years of apprenticeship, backbreaking labor as a journeyman, and finally a plum spot as master stonemason working on the Canterbury Cathedral. A few design tweaks, such as boxing and ordering some of the many blocks of texts competing for attention, would help the pages seem less cluttered, but these books are great treats to reward historically inquisitive minds.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series You wouldn't want to--
Subjects Cathedrals -- History -- 14th century -- Juvenile literature.
Civilization, Medieval -- Juvenile literature.
Cathedrals -- History -- 14th century.
Civilization, Medieval.
Publisher New York :Franklin Watts,2010
Other Titles You would not want to work on a medieval cathedral
Contributors Antram, David, 1958-
Salariya, David.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
ISBN 9780531205044 (lib. bdg.)
0531205045 (lib. bdg.)
9780531137840 (pbk.)
0531137848 (pbk.)
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