Marguerite Makes a BookBruce Robertson
It’s Paris in the early 1400s, and Lady Isabelle is getting anxious for the beautiful book she commissioned.
In this delightful story, author Bruce Robertson tells what happens on the very eventful day when the talented young Marguerite—daughter of the most famous manuscript illuminator in Paris—discovers she’s going to have to lend a hand if Lady Isabelle is to have her book on time.
With illustrations by award-winning artist Kathryn Hewitt, Marguerite Makes a Book is a colorful adventure set in medieval Paris that shows readers of all ages the painstaking craftsmanship that went into the making of the sumptuous books that are among the treasures of the Getty Museum.
Interest Level: Ages 7+ | Lexile® measure: 570L | Genre: Picture book
Themes: Coming-of-age, medieval life, book-making
Videos for Teachers
- “Legends, Fictions, and the Manuscripts that Illustrate Christ’s Story”
- “Manuscripts,” a look at Getty holdings
- “The Saint John’s Bible: A Contemporary Illuminated Manuscript”
- “Writing Historical Fiction: The Ancient World in Modern Literature”
- “Luxury Devotional Books and Their Female Owners,” a College Art Association panel (AUDIO)