Marguerite Makes a Book

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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.

Pages: 44

Pages: 44



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In medieval Paris, Marguerite helps her nearly blind father finish painting an illuminated manuscript for his patron, Lady Isabelle.

  • Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Renaissance and Reformation lapbooks and booklets.
  • Tapestry of Grace families: Although not exactly in our time frame for Week 10, this makes a superb addition to the study of Gutenberg. Beautiful illustrations further accentuate elements of the Middle Ages that your student has studied all unit.

1 review for Marguerite Makes a Book

  1. Courtney Fox

    This book has beautiful illustrations and was very informing about the ways books used to be made. My kids and I loved the story!

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