When C. M. Millen visits the ruins of a medieval monastery, she asks herself, "Who walked on these stones? Who touched these walls?" and wonders what paths their lives ultimately took. So often, as with Brother Theophane, our destiny is not what we have planned. C. M. Millen is the author of Blue Bowl Down,, The Low-Down Laundry Line Blues, and A Symphony for the Sheep. She lives with her family in Toledo, Ohio, but visits her ancestral home in County Sligo, Ireland, as often as she can.
Brother Theophane isn't like the other monks. He can't help but stare out the window and daydream. Banished from the copying room for his playfulness and curiosity, Theophane discovers a way to make colorful inks that capture the glory of nature. Soon his simple, brown world becomes one of beauty--and books become works of art.
"This gentle tale is a real treasure to read and behold."
--School Library Journal