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Huguenot Garden [Paperback]

By Douglas Jones (Author)
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Pages   126
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.8" Width: 5" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 23, 2008
Publisher   Canon Press
Age  9-12
ISBN  1885767218  
EAN  9781885767219  


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Huguenot Garden is a children's story of the daily and adventurous episodes in the lives of Renee and Albret Martineau, young twin sisters in a seventeenth-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. For children five and up.

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'Huguenot Garden' is a children's story of the daily and adventurous episodes in the lives of Renee and Albret Martineau, young twin sisters in a seventeenth-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.

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Charming and Delightful!  Sep 1, 2008
Although intended for children, I nonetheless found this book to be most interesting. Some of my ancestors were Huguenots, but I've never known anything about them. After reading this book, I feel I understand so much more about the Huguenot culture. It follows the experiences of two twin sisters and their family as they endure persecution in France for their Faith. Thankfully, unlike with so many of the Huguenots, this story has a pleasant ending. One that'll make your eyes well up. I do recommend it and think everyone of all ages will find it to be most charming.
 
Worthwhile reading  Feb 22, 2006
I just finished reading this book aloud to my children. They liked it well enough to keep asking for more although it was not as action-packed as Scottish Seas, the childrens' favorite book written by Douglas Jones.

The heroes are twin french girls in La Rochelle, France, 1685. I'm guessing they are around 6-8 years old (the book doesn't tell). Two of their great joys are caring for their lamb "Boucle" and tending a small plot of land where they grow flowers and vegetables. Their parents actively teach them about the Lord. There are many sweet glimpses into every day life, from trampling grapes at their cousin's farm in the country to running errands in town with their older brother. There's also a childbirth, visits from dragoons, psalm singing, secretive night journeys, and more.

The backdrop of this book is the persecution of the French Huegenots by Louis XIV and the Roman church. While this could have been quite a fearful subject, Jones has chosen to underscore God's faithfulness rather than the tyranny of men.

I would recommend this as a very readable story that introduces children to the overarching theme of persecution and particularly, what the Huguenots endured. The girls with their family ultimately find safe haven in Southampton, England.

I did find some portions a little pedantic, as another reviewer mentioned, but my children didn't seem to mind. As a parent, this kind of picture of godly family life is a great encouragement.

It would be interesting to follow up with research about the siege on the Huguenots which occurred fifty some years earlier at La Rochelle (rather callously described in Dumas' The Three Musketeers).

I give this book 5 stars but I can't seem to get the stars to click past 4 on this.
 
Disappointing  Mar 9, 2002
In studying this time period, my three children and I have read MANY books. I found this book to be somewhat boring in comparison to several of the books we've read so far. I felt that from what we have learned about this time period, this story was not realistic, and perhaps a little "whitewashed". The situations and humor seemed contrived, and the plot was simplistic. And I did think that it was preachy. We do have strong values, but we have read several books that have incorporated these values believably into realistic and exciting plots. This book was disappointing.
 
Clear, consise, and to the point  Oct 23, 2000
The "Pattern of Courtship" was a very clear book on courtship. Even though it is relatively short (63 pages) and cheap ($3.50), it definitely hits the target.

This book tells you about the history of courtship as well as what courtship is about. It also lists references to the Bible which support courtship. I've read "I kissed Dating Goodbye", which I liked and I found this the "Pattern of Courtship" a good supplement to give a more detailed picture on Courtship.

 
HUEGENOT GARDEN  Sep 13, 2000
THIS IS ONE OF MY VERY FAVORITE CHILDREN'S BOOKS! I KNOW ITS A GOOD BOOK WHEN I ENJOY READING IT AS MUCH AS MY CHILDREN DO LISTENING TO IT. THE STORY OF THE TWINS IS ENDEARING AS WELL AS EXCITING. AS A PARENT I AM SO DELIGHTED TO HAVE A GOOD CHILDREN'S LITERATURE BOOK THAT REENFORCES THE VALUES THAT MY HUSBAND AND I TRY TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN WITHOUT BEING PREACHY. I ALSO APPRECIATE GOOD BOOKS THAT AREN'T JUST FUN TO READ BUT DO DOUBLE DUTY AS HISTORICAL FICTION LIKE THIS ONE. IF YOU LIKE THIS BOOK YOU WILL ALSO LOVE DUTCH COLOR AND SCOTTISH SEAS (ESPECIALY IF YOU HAVE BOYS) BY THE SAME AUTHOR.
 

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