This castle is clearly old, derelict and long-abandoned… but not quite lifeless. An atmospheric and informative hand-drawing by the author, originally as a book illustration, offered here to inspire anything from a history lesson to a creative writing challenge, and for colouring. Some parts are already shaded, but only in black and white, so dark parts can be coloured over with bright or dark hues. Who is at the window? And what could be the source of the light shining in under the door at the far end of the passage?
Who dropped the key, and is that creature a cute mouse or a vicious rat? Who knows? Yet this crumbling old building was beautifully made – without modern-day equipment or safety measures. Plenty to discuss here too!