"No works in juvenile fiction include such a lot of of the weather that stir the hearts of kids and grown-ups in addition to do the tales so admirably instructed through this author." -Louisville day-by-day Courier
"The tale of a bit Norman boy in the course of Louis XII, who went day-by-day to St. Martin's abbey to aid the clergymen who made the fantastic illuminated books….He labored with one of many priests who was once the main skillful of all of them on an hour ebook which the king sought after as a present to his bride….Finally a bit prayer to the king which he placed into the ebook introduced nice fortune." -The big apple Times
Brother Stephen has the guts of an artist and desires to go away the abbey to shuttle and notice the area. despite the fact that, King Louis has decreed that an "hour booklet" be made for his bride, girl Anne, which in flip factors the Abbott to refuse Brother Stephen's request to depart the brotherhood as his illuminations are the main attractive, and as such, he wants that Brother Stephen can be the single to make the hour e-book. This selection angers Brother Stephen. Will Brother Stephen remain on the abbey and perform his job or will he refuse and produce a few ban opposed to him, a significant subject certainly. Or will he decide to remain? and the way does Gabriel, the little color grinder with this sort of appealing disposition aid him to make a decision?
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