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The Story of Castles

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Published by Usborne Books .
Written in English


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  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction

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Edition Notes

Usborne Young Reading: Series Two

ContributionsTeri Gower (Illustrator)
The Physical Object
FormatLibrary binding
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9410979M
ISBN 101580867014
ISBN 109781580867016

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