• Title: Huguenot Garden
  • Author: Douglas M. Jones III
  • ISBN: 9781885767219
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Paperback
  • Huguenot Garden Huguenot Garden is a children s story of the daily and adventurous episodes in the lives of Rene and Albret Martineau young twin sisters in a seventeeth century French Protestant family The episodes
    Huguenot Garden is a children s story of the daily and adventurous episodes in the lives of Rene and Albret Martineau, young twin sisters in a seventeeth century, French Protestant family The episodes follow the twins and the rest of the Martineau family as they work, worship, commune, and suffer persecution together The story aims to portray the ideas and historical detHuguenot Garden is a children s story of the daily and adventurous episodes in the lives of Rene and Albret Martineau, young twin sisters in a seventeeth century, French Protestant family The episodes follow the twins and the rest of the Martineau family as they work, worship, commune, and suffer persecution together The story aims to portray the ideas and historical details common to Huguenot life in La Rochelle, France, 1685, a tragic year whose final quarter brought the full wrath of Louis XIV.

    One Reply to “Huguenot Garden”

    1. Sweet in just the right way. I thought it worked well as a gentle, kid-level introduction to an ungentle persecution. It was neither sugar-coated nor too graphically horrific.Being acquainted with the twins to whom the book is dedicated, I had fun trying to imagine mini versions of Amanda and Chelsea as I read the story.My inner editor* requires that I add a hope that the more recent edition was proofread before republication. "Martineau's" is not a plural possessive, and a good percentage of th [...]

    2. It is 1685, and twin sisters Renee and Albret Martineau, maybe six to eight years old, live in La Rochelle, France, with their father, a fabric shop owner, mother, older brother Abraham, older sister Mary, younger brother Guilliaume, and new baby sister Phoebe. The Martineaus, along with Mme. Martineau’s sisters, Aunt Catherine and Uncle Philippe and Aunt Annet and Uncle Gaston, and their families are all Huguenots or French Protestants. The two girls learn about the St. Bartholomew’s Day Ma [...]

    3. wonderful book for children. A plot that my4 yr. Old could follow and be interested in, a lot about faithful christian living, some suspenseful action and some history to go with it. Gives you a small taste of what life was probably like for some of the early protestants in France. Wish that there was a little more meaty stuff to keep me interested but it did captivate my childreb thoroughlt. We will probably pick up "scottish seas" soon which is another by the same author.

    4. An interesting read, more complex and compelling than I'd anticipated. Thought provoking, especially for the way the author illustrates the virtues of the children in the story. Unrealistic perhaps, but a compelling ideal. Also interesting for the attitude of the Huguenots toward the baptism of infants and the salvation/sanctification of the children of believing parents.

    5. Even as a kid I thought this was poorly written. Coming back to this as an adult, I see that assessment was right-on. Having an engaging narrative is even more important for children than for adults. There has to be a better introduction to Huguenot life than this. Teachers, please don't inflict it on your students. It was painful to read.

    6. [Huguenot France 1560s - 1700s]Charming story of twins in France during Louis XVIII. Their family is persecuted and fled to England. Gives some background information for St. Bartholomew Day Massacre.

    7. this book is so amazing. i need to read it again. it's about a pastor's family back when christians were being persecuted for their belief's. the story is so amazing.

    8. I read this book to our son. I wanted him to understand a little about his Huguenot Heritage. We really enjoyed reading this book together.

    9. This book was a Unit Read-aloud for our History curriculum. We read it fairly quickly. My daughter and I were riveted. Interesting book!

    10. This is a very moving story about the persecution of the French Christians told through the eyes of children. Historically and theologically rich, this is a book I will treasure for my own children.

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