cover image Medieval Castle

Medieval Castle

Joanna Cole. Scholastic Press, $16.99 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-590-10820-1

Everyone's favorite teacher from the Magic School Bus leads a host of new titles that educate and entertain. In the second entry in a new historical series (the first was Ancient Egypt), Ms. Frizzle's Adventures: Medieval Castle by Joanna Cole, illus. by Bruce Degen, the wacky instructor whisks reluctant student Arnold back in time to a 12th-century English castle. Humor peppers historical details as they learn about life within the castle-and withstand a siege.