Marguerite Makes a Book by Bruce Robertson
  

Marguerite Makes a Book

Written by Bruce Robertson
Illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt

Synopsis

Marguerite Makes a Book by Bruce Robertson

It is Paris in the 1400s. A young girl named Marguerite delights in assisting her father, Jacques, in his craft: illuminating manuscripts for the nobility of France. His current commission is a splendid book of hours for his patron, Lady Isabelle, but will he be able to finish it in time for Lady Isabelle's name day? In this richly illustrated tale, Marguerite comes to her father's aid by secretly completing his commission. She journeys all over Paris buying goose feathers for quills, eggs for mixing paints, dried plants and ground minerals for pigments, and gold leaf; then she expertly finishes the illumination of Lady Isabelle's book, to the pleasure of her father and his patron.

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Beautifully rendered, with jewel-like colours and gold leaf details that make the pages sparkle. Booklist

About the Author

This delightful book, written by Bruce Robertson, professor of art history at the University of California at Santa Barbara, was inspired by an illuminated manuscript in the collection of the Getty Museum. Kathryn Hewitt, whose exquisite, finely detailed paintings bring this book to life, has illustrated numerous volumes for children, including Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Presidents, and, most recently, Flower Garden. For ages eight and up.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
48 pages

Author

Bruce Robertson
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Publisher

J. Paul Getty Museum an imprint of Getty Trust Publications

Publication date

28th October 1999

ISBN

9780892363728


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