The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane


The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane by C.M. Millen tells the story of a young monk in a monastery in the mountains of Mourne. In rhyming verse, Millen describes the life of the monks as they copy text in brown ink onto brown pages. However, Theophane, is enthralled by the beauty and color of the world he sees out his window. One day while out on a walk, Theophane decides to make different colored ink from the plants he loves so much. The colorful creations of Theophane inspire the other monks whose pages become filled with spectacular illuminations. Artist Andrea Wisnewski quaintly captures the beauty and simplicity of monastic life with her unique papercut print and watercolor illustrations.

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