This book was nominated for the Young Hoosier Reader Award by the Indiana Library Federation and is considered a modern classic It is historically and culturally sensitive and gives a thrilling account of a peasant boy who becomes an artist The story is loosely based on a German legend about a mysterious ring in a wrought iron fence around a fountain in Nurnberg, Germany The stunning illustrations are by Claire Ewart, a nationally recognized illustrator of books for young people....
|Title||:||Torch in the Darkness: The Tale of a Boy Artist in the Renaissance|
|Publisher||:||Clerisy Pr April 15, 2000|
|Number of Pages||:||126 pages|
|File Size||:||977 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Torch in the Darkness: The Tale of a Boy Artist in the Renaissance Reviews
I really enjoyed this book, as did my 16 year old, and I think the 10 year old I bought it for will like it also. This is a book I will keep in our personal library once it's served its homeschooling purposes. A worthwhile purchase!
I found this book while volunteering at my son's school's library. My son, age 11, is an avid reader and artist. The cover was very intriguing, so I checked it out. At first, the book was intended as just a quick read for my speed-reader son, but after he finished it he commented on how good it was. I decided to try it.
Great book! Taught me a lot that I did not know. I purchased this book for my kids and found myself finishing it before they did. Fantastic, authentic detail in the everyday life of the 1500's. Most books of this type gloss over what it was like to live in this era, Alan goes into great detail and gives children (and adults!) such a vivid picture that you can see, hear, taste and smell everything that Dieter does! When an author is able to grab you and put you into the subject's shoes...he is a master at his craft! Highly recommended, from a mother and two kids, 7 & 11! I am disappointed in Amazon not having this book available..it is December and I wanted to purchase another copy for our schools' library.
"Torch in the Darkness" targets "middle readers" but is an exhilerating trip through history for youth and adults alike. The sights, smells, sounds, and tastes of Renaissance Bavaria are so graphically depicted that one cannot help but accompany Dieter, the poor boy who struggles up from filthy poverty to make his dream come true. The characters are well-rounded; the countryside and cities come alive in the mind's eye. Claire Ewart's color paintings are a gorgeous complement to Garinger's elegant writing. That this gripping story is based on a real artifact in Nurnberg, where the reader might hope to go one day and actually see it, is an added delight. Two thumbs WAY up!