Ink on His Fingers

Ink on His Fingers

by Louise A. Vernon, Allan Eitzen
     
 

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Johann Gutenberg is working on printing the first Bible with type. Twelve-year-old Hans Dunne is planning on being a scribe and copying the Bible by hand. But circumstances change and he finds himself working in Gutenberg's shop as an apprentice printer.

Soon, Hans finds himself in the middle of a type-stealing mystery. Herr Fust, the village banker, wants

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Overview

Johann Gutenberg is working on printing the first Bible with type. Twelve-year-old Hans Dunne is planning on being a scribe and copying the Bible by hand. But circumstances change and he finds himself working in Gutenberg's shop as an apprentice printer.

Soon, Hans finds himself in the middle of a type-stealing mystery. Herr Fust, the village banker, wants Gutenberg's type and tries every possible way to get his hands on it. Gutenberg is deep in debt and has borrowed from everyone in town. Gutenberg is sure that he will be able to pay everyone back once the Bible is printed, but he is running out of time. Will Hans, and the other pressmen be able to keep Herr Fust from getting the type? Will they be able to finish the Bible so many people will be able to read and learn from it?

The National Association of Christian Schools honored Ink on His Fingers as one of the two best children's books with a Christian message released in 1972.

About the Author

In her series of religious-heritage novels, Louise A. Vernon re-creates for children events and figures from church history in Reformation times. She has traveled in England and Germany, researching firsthand the settings for her fictionalized real-life stories.

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Editorial Reviews

North Star Baptist
An historical novel concerning the days when Johann Gutenberg put the Bible into print with movable type. Adventure, intrigue, and suspense are all woven in this story making it exciting for the 9-14-year-old youth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836116731
Publisher:
Herald Press
Publication date:
01/28/1972
Series:
Louise A. Vernon's Religious Heritage SE
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
322,366
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 14 Years

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