Marlys Boddy The Glassmakers of Gurven

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The Glassmakers of Gurven

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Each of a medieval town's three glassmakers believes that only the color he makes is beautiful enough for the great window of the new church

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In the town of Gurven, the people are building a church, and three glassmakers show up to work on the large glass window. One of them has brought panes for a rosy red window, the other for a brilliant blue window and the third for a happy yellow window. They argue incessantly about which color the large round window should be, and the townspeople complain about their bickering. The solution, they decide, is to compromise and create a window of all different colors. Despite the rather overstated messageE pluribus unumthe book's worth is contained in its historical reference to the time of church builders and scholastic theological schools; attention to how the glass is made would have perfectly suited this context. As it is, the story is cheerful enough, and the goofy townspeople of Gurven will have adults and children chuckling. Ages 5-8.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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PreSchool-Grade 3-- A hypothetical tale of the first stained glass window is used as a vehicle to demonstrate the necessity of interpersonal cooperation. Three glassmakers argue the virtues of each of their individually-crafted colors until town dissatisfaction with their quarrel demands a decision that results in the cooperative final product for the Gurven town church. The Boddys have created a satisfactory story in a medieval setting, enhanced by bordered full-page watercolor illustrations. The bold and colorful style elucidates and complements a simple, straightforward text. Solid palatable values in an attractive package. --Celia A. Huffman, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Ohio
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