The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane (Hardcover)

The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane By C.M. Millen, Andrea Wisnewski (Illustrator) Cover Image

The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane (Hardcover)

By C.M. Millen, Andrea Wisnewski (Illustrator)

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Winner of the 2011 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award.

In a monastery in the mountains of Mourne during the Middle Ages, one young monk struggled to focus on his task: copying the Bible and other scholarly books with plain brown ink made from wood bark in plain brown books in his plain brown robe at his plain brown desk. Brother Theophane was soon transferred from the scribe’s room and assigned to make the ink that the brothers used. With his natural curiosity, Theophane discovered that inks could be made from other plants besides the wood bark. Berries and leaves produced other beautiful colors. And soon, the books the monks made were illuminated with colors and drawings.

C.M. Millen’s charming story of a young monk who defied the discipline of the monastery and found his own way to express the beauty of the world will inspire young readers to explore their own world and find their own voices.

Andrea Wisnewski’s illustrations, inspired by the illuminated letters that the medieval monks created in books like the Book of Kells, bring to life the colors and beauty that surrounded Brother Theophane amidst the plain world of the monastery.
C. M. Millen is the author of BLUE BOWL DOWN: AN APPALACHIAN RHYME, THE LOW-DOWN LAUNDRY LINE BLUES, and A SYMPHONY FOR THE SHEEP. She lives in Toledo, Ohio.
Product Details ISBN: 9781580891790
ISBN-10: 1580891799
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication Date: July 1st, 2010
Pages: 32
Language: English