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"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 informed via this author." -Louisville day-by-day Courier

"The tale of a bit Norman boy for the period of Louis XII, who went day-by-day to St. Martin's abbey to assist the priests who made the glorious illuminated books….He labored with one of many priests who was once the main skillful of all of them on an hour booklet which the king sought after as a present to his bride….Finally a bit prayer to the king which he positioned into the ebook introduced nice fortune." -The manhattan Times

Brother Stephen has the guts of an artist and desires to go away the abbey to commute and notice the area. notwithstanding, King Louis has decreed that an "hour ebook" be made for his bride, girl Anne, which in flip explanations the Abbott to refuse Brother Stephen's request to depart the brotherhood as his illuminations are the main appealing, and as such, he wishes that Brother Stephen will be the single to make the hour ebook. This choice angers Brother Stephen. Will Brother Stephen remain on the abbey and perform his activity or will he refuse and convey 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 the sort of attractive disposition support him to come to a decision?

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