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    Marguerite Makes a Book (Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum) (Hardback) By (author) Bruce Robertson, Illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt

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    DescriptionIt is 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 by secretly completing his commission. She journeys all over Paris buying goose feathers for quills, eggs for mixing paints, dried plants and ground minerals for pigments, and gold leaf; then she expertly finishes the illumination of Lady Isabelle's book, to the pleasure of her father and his patron.

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    Marguerite Makes a Book
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bruce Robertson, Illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 48
    Width: 231 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780892363728
    ISBN 10: 089236372X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC E4L: F7+
    LC subject heading:
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AJ
    BIC subject category V2: YFT
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T General Subject: 360
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12500
    B&T Book Type: JF
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    Ingram Subject Code: CJ
    Libri: I-CJ
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    BISAC V2.8: JUV030050
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    BISAC V2.8: JUV003000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV016070
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    LC classification: PZ7.R54467 MAR 2002
    Thema V1.0: YFT
    BIC E4L: YHI, F7
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5AJ
    BIC E4L: YDR
    Illustrations note
    46 colour illustrations
    Getty Trust Publications
    Imprint name
    J. Paul Getty Museum
    Publication date
    31 March 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Santa Monica CA
    Author Information
    This delightful book, written by Bruce Robertson, professor of art history at the University of California at Santa Barbara, was inspired by an illuminated manuscript in the collection of the Getty Museum. Kathryn Hewitt, whose exquisite, finely detailed paintings bring this book to life, has illustrated numerous volumes for children, including Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Presidents, and, most recently, Flower Garden. For ages eight and up.
    Review quote
    "Beautifully rendered, with jewel-like colours and gold leaf details that make the pages sparkle." Booklist"