Smudge and the Book of Mistakes

Smudge and the Book of Mistakes

A Christmas Story

Book - 2012
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In Ireland in the Middle Ages, young Brother Cuthbert, known for making mistakes and giving up easily, is chosen through a miscommunication to serve as scribe for an illuminated manuscript of the Nativity story, through which the Abbot hopes to make the monastery famous.
Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, c2012
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm
ISBN: 9781585364831
1585364835
Branch Call Number: jsb Whel
Additional Contributors: Costanza, Stephen

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catherine1
Dec 08, 2014

This is a good book about working hard at something you love and not being afraid to make mistakes. It is not really about the Christmas story. I did have to explain at the beginning why the father would send the boy to the monastery ( and what a monastery was). But the kids really liked it and I thought the messages were really good., particularly since both my kids had trouble with their printing. The best sentence is "always try to make an opportunity of your mistake and not a regret." I read it to a 7 year old and an 11 year old (yes, the 11yr old listened too, but I would not have picked it up just for her).

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