Marguerite Makes a Book (Hardcover)

Marguerite Makes a Book By Bruce Robertson, Kathryn Hewitt (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bruce Robertson, Kathryn Hewitt (Illustrator)
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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. She journeys all over Paris buying goose feathers for quills, eggs for mixing paints, dried plants and ground minerals for pigments. Then she expertly finishes the illumination of Lady Isabelle's book, to the delight of her
father and his patron. This delightful book, brought to life by the finely detailed, evocative art of a renowned children's artists, was inspired by an illuminated manuscript in the collection of the Getty Museum.

About the Author

Bruce Robertson is professor of art history at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Kathryn Hewitt has illustrated numerous volumes for children, including Lives of the Artists and Lives of the Presidents.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780892363728
ISBN-10: 089236372X
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: October 28th, 1999
Pages: 44
Language: English
Series: Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum