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Huguenot Garden is a children's story of the daily and adventurous episodes in the lives of Rene and Albret Martineau, young twin sisters in a seventeeth-century, French Protestant family. The episodes follow the twins and the rest of the Martineau family as they work, worship, commune, and suffer persecution together. The story aims to portray the ideas and historical detHuguenot Garden is a children's story of the daily and adventurous episodes in the lives of Rene and Albret Martineau, young twin sisters in a seventeeth-century, French Protestant family. The episodes follow the twins and the rest of the Martineau family as they work, worship, commune, and suffer persecution together. The story aims to portray the ideas and historical details common to Huguenot life in La Rochelle, France, 1685, a tragic year whose final quarter brought the full wrath of Louis XIV....

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ISBN : 9781885767219
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 126 Pages
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Huguenot Garden Reviews

  • Valerie Kyriosity
    2019-06-17 02:39

    Sweet in just the right way. I thought it worked well as a gentle, kid-level introduction to an ungentle persecution. It was neither sugar-coated nor too graphically horrific.Being acquainted with the twins to whom the book is dedicated, I had fun trying to imagine mini versions of Amanda and Chelsea as I read the story.My inner editor* requires that I add a hope that the more recent edition was proofread before republication. "Martineau's" is not a plural possessive, and a good percentage of the commas in the book needed to be eliminated.-----*Who do I think I'm kidding? There is no "inner" editor -- there's just editor all the way through, front to back, top to bottom, inside and out. ;^)

  • Douglas Wilson
    2019-06-13 01:56

    Very good.

  • Anna Murdock
    2019-05-31 01:42

    Just finished reading this to the twins, we all really enjoyed it, good historical fiction.

  • Wayne Walker
    2019-06-04 22:54

    It is 1685, and twin sisters Renee and Albret Martineau, maybe six to eight years old, live in La Rochelle, France, with their father, a fabric shop owner, mother, older brother Abraham, older sister Mary, younger brother Guilliaume, and new baby sister Phoebe. The Martineaus, along with Mme. Martineau’s sisters, Aunt Catherine and Uncle Philippe and Aunt Annet and Uncle Gaston, and their families are all Huguenots or French Protestants. The two girls learn about the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre in August of 1572 which was a targeted group of assassinations and a wave of Catholic mob violence, directed against the Huguenots during the French Wars of Religion, killing anywhere from 5,000 to 30,000. The Edict of Nantes, signed in 1598, by King Henry IV of France, granted the Huguenots substantial rights in the nation.However, Renee and Albret still experience mocking and teasing from other children for being Protestant. And now the new King Louis XIV has revoked the Edict of Nantes with the Edict of Fontainebleau, declaring Protestantism illegal. He is sending his soldiers or dragoons to La Rochelle to tear down churches, destroy homes, arrest ministers, and try to force people to convert to Catholicism. What will happen to the Martineaus and their relatives? Will they suffer from the persecution? Or will they be able to escape? Huguenot Garden is a children’s story which follows the twins and the rest of the Martineau family as they work, worship, commune, and suffer persecution together. There are a few items of Calvinistic Reformed theology, such as baptizing babies and calling the minister “pastor,” with which some believers would disagree, but the book is quite beneficial on several levels. The story aims to portray sweet glimpses into the everyday life of this seventeeth-century, French Protestant family, and it is always nice to read about a family in which people truly love and care for one another in spite of their troubles.Yet, beyond this, the book serves as a gentle, kid-level introduction for children to the ungentle theme of persecution, which could have been quite a fearful subject, but does so without scaring them, being neither sugar-coated nor too graphically horrific. The author has chosen to underscore God’s faithfulness rather than the tyranny of men. Douglas Jones is the senior editor Credenda/Agenda magazine, a fellow of philosophy at New St. Andrews College, Moscow, ID, and the author of the children’s books Scottish Seas and Dutch Color. Huguenot Garden received a 1995 C.S. Lewis Noteworthy Children’s Book Honor. Finally, there is the historic value. Louis XIV’s actions caused as many as 400,000 to flee France and move to Great Britain, Prussia, the Dutch Republic, Switzerland, South Africa, and the new French colonies in North America. A whole section of my home county was settled by the descendents of French Huguenot refugees, including the ancestors of my fifth grade teacher Odile Morgan.

  • Tim Hatfield
    2019-05-26 19:44

    wonderful book for children. A plot that my4 yr. Old could follow and be interested in, a lot about faithful christian living, some suspenseful action and some history to go with it. Gives you a small taste of what life was probably like for some of the early protestants in France. Wish that there was a little more meaty stuff to keep me interested but it did captivate my childreb thoroughlt. We will probably pick up "scottish seas" soon which is another by the same author.

  • Dawn Roberts
    2019-06-15 00:58

    An interesting read, more complex and compelling than I'd anticipated. Thought provoking, especially for the way the author illustrates the virtues of the children in the story. Unrealistic perhaps, but a compelling ideal. Also interesting for the attitude of the Huguenots toward the baptism of infants and the salvation/sanctification of the children of believing parents.

  • Alexandra
    2019-06-12 02:07

    Even as a kid I thought this was poorly written. Coming back to this as an adult, I see that assessment was right-on. Having an engaging narrative is even more important for children than for adults. There has to be a better introduction to Huguenot life than this. Teachers, please don't inflict it on your students. It was painful to read.

  • A Nelson
    2019-06-13 19:46

    [Huguenot France 1560s - 1700s]Charming story of twins in France during Louis XVIII. Their family is persecuted and fled to England. Gives some background information for St. Bartholomew Day Massacre.

  • Michael
    2019-05-31 19:52

    Good.

  • Meghan
    2019-06-06 01:03

    this book is so amazing. i need to read it again. it's about a pastor's family back when christians were being persecuted for their belief's. the story is so amazing.

  • Lisa
    2019-06-17 19:47

    I read this book to our son. I wanted him to understand a little about his Huguenot Heritage. We really enjoyed reading this book together.

  • Teri
    2019-06-20 02:00

    This book was a Unit Read-aloud for our History curriculum. We read it fairly quickly. My daughter and I were riveted. Interesting book!

  • Steve
    2019-06-16 18:48

    Read it to the kids who quite enjoyed it.

  • Kendra Fletcher
    2019-06-02 20:05

    History Year Three

  • Grace Achord
    2019-05-24 20:06

    This is a very moving story about the persecution of the French Christians told through the eyes of children. Historically and theologically rich, this is a book I will treasure for my own children.

  • Hope
    2019-06-18 19:48

    The writing was surprisingly poor. Where were the editors?