The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane

By Millen, C. M.

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ISBN
978-1-58089-179-0
Publisher
Charlesbridge


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2010

Gr 2-5 In the mountains of medieval northern Ireland, holy men live, work, and pray in plain gray stone buildings. There the monks are seen inking brown words and designs onto parchment sheets. The poetic text, written mostly in rhymed even lines with some touches of humor, tells the story of young Theophane, who reacts to the sights and sounds of nature by noting what he sees on torn parchment pieces, which appear on the illustrated pages of this book. He is reprimanded by the eldest brother and assigned the task of making brown ink. When his...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

Brother Theophane, a medieval monk, prefers being outdoors to writing in the scriptorium. He enlivens his manuscripts with pi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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