Juvenile Nonfiction / Art / Sculpture
Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / Europe
In a sleepy town in Southern France stands a mysterious structure. Is it a fortress? A giant labyrinth? The castle of a long-forgotten king? It is, in fact, the work of one man, Ferdinand Cheval, who shaped a palace over the course of 33 years with nothing but his bare hands, his will, and a few tools. This is the story of how and why his palace came to be.