Mack Made Movies

Mack Made Movies

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Columcille was born in a remote corner of Ireland in the year 521. Legend has it that as a child, he was fed a cake filled with the letters of the alphabet, and so learned to love writing. He grew up to become a monk and a scribe a thousand years before the invention of printing, when books had to be copied by hand.

There was one book, a beautiful volume of psalms from distant Rome, that Columcille especially loved, and even though its owner refused him permission, Columcille secretly copied it. The copy was discovered, and a dispute arose over who it belonged to: Columcille, who made it, or the owner of the original. So better was the argument that a battle was fought between the two men's powerful friends; although Columcille's side won, the victory felt hollow to him. To punish himself, he set out ina tiny boat, vowing to leave Ireland forever.

A revered figure in Celtic history, Columcille (also known as Columbia) founded the famous monastery on the Scottish island of Iona and left a legacy of learning that illuminated a corner of the Dark Ages. History, drama, and a love of books and reading fill a story--told here in exquisite watercolors and deflty understated prose by noted author and artist Don Brown.
Publisher: Brookfield, Conn. : Roaring Brook Press, c2003.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780761324157
0761324151
9780761315346
0761315349
9780761325048
0761325042
9780761315384
0761315381
Branch Call Number: j B SENNETT
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : illustrations ; 26 cm.

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wildct2003
May 09, 2017

Good tale of early film-making.

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