Brother Egbert's Christmas
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Brother Egbert's Christmas

Lion Childrens / 2015 / Hardcover

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Presented in the style of an illuminated manuscript with calligraphy and colorful pictures interacting with the lettering, the book captures the spirit of one of Brother Egbert's own manuscripts. Included in the back are instructions on how to make your own illuminated manuscript! The beautiful hardback with gold foiling and linen quarter binding make this a stunning and unique Christmas gift.

Brother Egbert is a monk at Willingford Abbey. He spends most of his time copying out pages from the Bible in beautiful handwriting, but on Sunday afternoons he invites the children of Willingford to come and read the Bible stories that he has written out especially for them. This is how Jake, the woodcarver's son, learns the story of Jesus' birth, the story that inspires Jack and his father as they make a new carving for the abbey church---and that carving inspires Brother Egbert to write this story. Recommended for ages 5 to 9 years.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 64
Vendor: Lion Childrens
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 8.25 X 6.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0745965482
ISBN-13: 9780745965482
Ages: 5-9

Publisher's Description

In the style of an illuminated manuscript, with calligraphy and illuminations throughout, this is a brand new way of retelling the Christmas story

Brother Egbert is a monk at Willingford Abbey. He spends most of his time copying out pages from the Bible in beautiful handwriting, but on Sunday afternoons he invites the children of Willingford to come and read the Bible stories he has written out especially for them. This is how Jake, the woodcarver's son, learns the story of Jesus' birth, the story that inspires Jake and his father as they make a new carving for the abbey church—and that carving inspires Brother Egbert to write this story. Presented in the style of an illuminated manuscript with calligraphy and highly colorful pictures interacting with the lettering, the book captures the spirit of one of Brother Egbert's own manuscripts. Included in the back are instructions on how to make your very own illuminated manuscript. This beautiful hardback with gold foiling and linen quarter binding is a stunning and unique Christmas gift.

Author Bio

Steve Eggleton is a sculptor who has become best known for his relief sculpture, which is strongly influenced by his love of medieval carving.

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