Item description for Ambrose And The Cathedral Dream (Sorenson, Margo. Ambrose the Mouse Books) by Margo Sorenson & Katalin Szegedi...
Overview With lavish, detailed illustrations, this book teaches children about the architecture of a medieval cathedral and inspires young minds to develop an understanding not only of the past, but also of hope in their own dreams.
Publishers Description Ambrose the mouse longs to follow in the tradition of his mouse family and help to build the cathedral. However, his mouse cousins tease him because he has been too busy daydreaming to practice the somersaults that startle the tired workers and help them to stay awake. Ambrose resolves to not only help build the cathedral, but to help William the Master Builder find his dream. Find out if Ambrose discovers a way to help William and prove to his mouse cousins and to himself that he can be of value in the building of the cathedral. With lavish, detailed illustrations by award-winning artist Katalin Szegedi, this story will teach children ages 4-10 about the architecture of a medieval cathedral and inspire them to pursue their dreams.
Citations And Professional Reviews Ambrose And The Cathedral Dream (Sorenson, Margo. Ambrose the Mouse Books) by Margo Sorenson & Katalin Szegedi has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2007 page 320
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Studio: Liturgical Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.1" Width: 8.8" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.99 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2006
Publisher LITURGICAL PRESS #1200
Grade Level Multiple Grades
ISBN 0814630049 ISBN13 9780814630044
Availability 0 units.
More About Margo Sorenson & Katalin Szegedi
Award-winning author Margo Sorenson was born in Washington, DC, but spent the first seven years of her life in Spain and Italy, cultivating her love for reading. After teaching at the middle- and high-school levels, Sorenson became a full-time writer of children's and young adult fiction. Through her characters, Sorenson hopes to introduce kids to new ideas and experiences.
Margo Sorenson currently resides in the state of Minnesota. Margo Sorenson was born in 1946.
Reviews - What do customers think about Ambrose And The Cathedral Dream (Sorenson, Margo. Ambrose the Mouse Books)?
A lavishly illustrated story about inspiration, courage, and the wonder of seeing architectural beauty gradually take shape. Feb 4, 2007
Written for the enjoyment of children ages 4-10, "Ambrose and the Cathedral Dream" is a wonderful picturebook about a small mouse with big dreams. Ambrose the mouse yearns to follow the traditions of his mouse family and help build a gorgeous cathedral, but his daydreams prevent him from practicing the somersaults that startle tired workers and help them stay awake. Ambrose's dream is no less than to help William the Master Builder find his dream. A lavishly illustrated story about inspiration, courage, and the wonder of seeing architectural beauty gradually take shape.
You Gotta Love a Somersaulting Mouse Dec 19, 2006
Author Margo Sorenson and illustrator Katalin Szegedi team up again to bring young audiences a second Ambrose-the-Mouse adventure. Like its predecessor "Ambrose and the Princess" this work is set in medieval times and provides a glimpse at the culture of the day. Ambrose and his cousins are the third generation of their family to perform somersaults to pep up the cathedral craftsmen when their energy flags. Ambrose tends to daydream instead of practice his somersaults, which results in clumsy performance and jeers from the male cousins, who end up praising Ambrose for discovering and meeting a challenge of his own. There is also a strong family message as we learn that Ambrose's grandfather was a somersaulting mouse who entertained the master builder of his day. And, wait, the current master builder's dream was that his own son would take an interest in building the cathedral. Which he did after seeing Ambrose turn a somersault! Readers and listeners from 4-10 will enjoy the simple story, history lesson, even the gargoyles, and the gorgeous illustrations.