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Author: Evaleen Stein
ISBN13: 978-1599150420
Title: Gabriel and the Hour Book (Yesterday's Classics)
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Language: English
Category: Literature and Fiction
Publisher: Yesterday's Classics (November 11, 2005)
Pages: 100

Gabriel and the Hour Book (Yesterday's Classics) by Evaleen Stein

Gabriel and the hour book. Yesterday’s classics. Chapel hill, north carolina. 1. Gabriel and the hour book. A mile or two behind him, and hidden by a bend in the road, lay the little village of St. Martin-de-Bouchage; while in the soft blue distance ahead of him rose the gray walls of St. Martin’s Abbey, whither he was going. Indeed, for almost a year now the little boy had been trudging every day to the Abbey, where he earned a small sum by waiting upon the good brothers who dwelt there, and who made the beautiful painted books for which the Abbey had become famous.

This collection of literature attempts to compile many classics that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them. No works in juvenile fiction contain so many of the elements that stir the hearts of children and grown-ups as well as do the stories so admirably told by this author. Louisville Daily Courier "The story of a little Norman boy in the time of Louis XII, who went daily to St. Martin's abbey to help the monks who made the wonderful illuminated book. .He worked with one of the monks who was the most skillful of them all on an hour book which the king wanted as a gift to his brid.

Roses of St. Elizabeth Series. Roses of St. Each 1 vo. small quarto, illustrated and decorated in colour. The Roses of Saint Elizabeth BY JANE SCOTT WOODRUFF. Gabriel and the Hour Book BY EVALEEN STEIN. The Enchanted Automobile Translated from the French by MARY J. SAFFORD. Pussy-Cat Town BY MARION AMES TAGGART. At this the Abbot in his turn became angry, and declared that BrotherStephen should be compelled to paint the hour book whether he wished toor not; that he must do it as punishment for his unruly conduct; and theAbbot threatened, moreover, that if he did not obey, he would be placedunder the ban of the Church, which was considered by all the brotherhoodas.

Evaleen Stein is a published author of children's books and young adult books. Published Works by Evaleen Stein.

Other authors: See the other authors section. Series: The Roses of St. Elizabeth Series (2), Yesterday's Classics. Gabriel was a loving, patient little French lad, who assisted the monks in the long ago days, when all the books were written and illuminated by hand in the monasteries.

List of illustrations. Chapter I. The little colour grinder. Child Songs of Cheer. Among the Trees Again.

Relates the story of the making of an "hour book" as a wedding gift from King Louis of France to Lady Anne of Brittany and the good fortune it brought to little Gabriel, Brother Stephen's color grinder. Inspired by the bunch of violets and cuckoo-buds Gabriel brings into the workroom, Brother Stephen conceives a new idea for an illuminated border. Instead of painting the border with scrolls and birds and flowers in the conventional way, he would decorate the book with borders of gold on which he would paint in realistic fashion the meadow wildflowers, and bees and butterflies, and all the little flying creatures. As Brother Stephen's color grinder, Gabriel makes the ink, grinds the gold, gathers the flowers, and prepares the colors for him. After the book is completed, Gabriel slips into the book a sheet on which he has penned a prayer to Lady Anne: "I, Gabriel Viaud, am Brother Stephen's colour-grinder; and I have made the ink for this book, and the glue, and caught the eels, and ground the gold and colours, and ruled the lines and gathered the flowers for the borders, and so I pray the Lord God will be kind and let my father out of prison in Count Pierre's castle, and tell Count Pierre to give us back our meadow and sheep, for we cannot pay the tax, and mother says we will starve." How his prayer is answered unfolds in the ensuing chapters. Evaleen Stein brings the medieval world to life for younger students through her stories set in the Middle Ages. A century ago when this book was first published, a reviewer in the Louisville Daily Courier wrote, "No works in juvenile fiction contain so many of the elements that stir the hearts of children and grown-ups as well as do the stories so admirably told by this author."
Reviews: 7
I heard about this book from a website on "oldies but goodies" books. I heartily agree that this is a fine book. A great deal of historical details enhance this endearing read. I can't wait to share it with my children!
A beautifully written story. The language is reminiscent of an old fashioned fairytale.
I liked this book. I found it a simple, inspiring story. One of faith. I felt that people of all ages would like it.
So movingly written that I forgot my recent trials and was inspired to move forward with more hope and love!
I used this for a read aloud and my kids really enjoyed hearing some of the different ways things were done during this time. The book does a great job of detailing how life was during the medieval times.
Every parent or teacher who loves introducing her children to quality, moral stories, will love this telling of a sweet young peasant boy who grinds colors for illuminated texts. Young Gabriel works with Brother Stephen, who is creating an hour book for the king's fiance. During this time period, all books had to be hand-written, and most were done by monks who embellished the pages with beautiful artistry. Interwoven through the story of the making of the hour book is a tale of trial that comes upon Gabriel's family. In a very unconventional way for this time, Gabriel writes out a prayer asking for help for his family's financial struggles. His gentle, faithful character is revealed as he waits out an answer to his troubles. I found it hard to put this little book down (and finished it in about 1 1/2 hours). This book should be read to young ones right up there with The Railway Children, The Secret Garden, and Little House on the Prairie. This was just such a delightful, sweet book, exposing the virtue of faith, trust, and courage.
This was such a delightful book to read. It gave great insight on how illuminations of the the day were made along with a wonderful story of a peasant boy who's small insignificant prayers were answered by a marvelousness and faithful God.