Lucas moves house from Geneva to St Gallen. Moving is tough, especially when your new classmates are the opposite of helpful. One day when he’s looking for some lunch in the old town, he gets lost and ends up in the Abbey Library. There he encounters the main characters from the library’s past – Gallus, Otmar, Wiborada and Notker Balbulus. They tell him all about the history of the abbey and how the city of St Gallen grew up around it.
Cleverly weaving past and present, the author brings the dramatic story of the abbey’s origins to new life. The colourful illustrations at the beginning of each chapter summarise its content with a pinch of humour. Illustrator Patricia Keller recreates elements of illuminated manuscripts, like those housed in the abbey’s famous library.
Translation from German by Lucretia Jacomet with Simon Froehling
|Âge||11, 12, 13, 14, 15|
|Cycle||2e cycle, 3e cycle|
|Classe d'école||5e année, 6e année, Secondaire 1|
|Thèmes||Histoire & politique, Identité & confiance en soi, Religion & philosophie, Suisse|
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