Thérèse Makes a Tapestry
Thérèse comes from a family of weavers and painters, and her family works at the renowned Gobelins Manufactory making tapestries and other art destined to adorn the halls of royalty. Thérèse loves to weave, but at Gobelins she is permitted only to create yarn for the men to work with. Her beloved papa is away for long stretches of time, but Thérèse has the wonderful idea of making a tapestry just for him upon his next return, when he will be bringing the king of France with him! But when the king himself sees her tapestry, what will happen?
Thérèse Makes a Tapestry is a lovely story that will transport young readers back to France in the seventeenth century. Thérèse’s story is told with great attention to detail and lovely language, while the accompanying illustrations are beautiful and will help readers really get lost in the story. While this is a picture book, the length of the story makes it relatively unsuitable for many younger readers; mid-elementary age and above will no doubt love the complex story, however.
|Author||Alexandra S.D. Hinrichs, Renée Graef, Illustrator|
|Page Count||40 pages|
|Publisher||J. Paul Getty Museum|
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