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Magic in the Margins: A Medieval Tale of Bookmaking Hardcover – May 14, 2007

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Simon, a young orphan in the Middle Ages, is an apprentice in a monastery's scriptorium, where books are written. He learns to prepare parchment, grind pigments, and write, but he dreams of illustrating illuminated manuscripts. The monastery's Father instructs Simon to practice by capturing mice. "Study them, get to know them . . and use your imagination." Simon begins by setting traps, but he eventually understands the figurative use of language, and his fanciful drawings of mice earn him a job in the scriptorium at last. Younger children may struggle with the play on the word capture and the messages about what an artist does. Many kids, though, will be drawn in by the appealing story of a child's empowerment and the glimpse of the medieval world. Christensen extends the story with strong, clear scenes, bordered by botanical patterns and executed in ink and egg-tempura pigments, just like the monks used. A final word about the time period closes this solid title, which is sure to find a place in the classroom. Gillian Engberg
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Many children . . . will be drawn in by the appealing story of a child's empowerment and the glimpse of the medieval world. Christensen extends the story with strong, clear scenes, bordered by botanical patterns and executed in ink and egg-tempura pigments, just like the monks used. A final word about the time period closes this solid title, which is sure to find a place in the classroom.
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"[A]uthor...and illustrator...combine talents to create their own illuminated story." MBR December 2007 Midwest Book Review
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Lexile Measure: NC830L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; First Edition edition (May 14, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618496424
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618496426
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 9.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #209,080 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A story inspired by a medieval manuscript, about a boy who wants to learn to paint for medieval manuscripts. Very well done and many of the illustrations in the book are based off of medieval manuscripts themselves. All around good story and good information at a level children find accessible.
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