Gabriel and the Hour Book

Read by Laura Victoria

(4.6 stars; 9 reviews)

Brother Stephen has the heart of an artist and wishes to leave the abbey to travel and see the world. However, King Louis has decreed that an "hour book" be made for his bride, Lady Anne, which in turn causes the Abbott to refuse Brother Stephen's request to leave the brotherhood as his illuminations are the most beautiful, and as such, he desires that Brother Stephen should be the one to make the hour book. This decision angers Brother Stephen. Will Brother Stephen stay at the abbey and carry out his task or will he refuse and bring about a ban against him, a serious matter indeed. Or will he choose to stay? And how does Gabriel, the little colour grinder with such a beautiful disposition help him to decide? (Summary by Laura Victoria)

(1 hr 57 min)


The Little Colour Grinder 12:12 Read by Laura Victoria
Brother Stephen's Inspiration 10:50 Read by Laura Victoria
Gabriel Interviews the Abbott 9:24 Read by Laura Victoria
The Hour Book 10:53 Read by Laura Victoria
The Count's Tax 6:22 Read by Laura Victoria
Gabriel's Prayer 10:26 Read by Laura Victoria
The Book Goes to Lady Anne 6:41 Read by Laura Victoria
08 - Lady Anne Writes to the King 11:13 Read by Laura Victoria
The King's Messenger 13:30 Read by Laura Victoria
Gabriel's Christmas 17:57 Read by Laura Victoria
The King's Illuminator 8:16 Read by Laura Victoria


You will throughly enjoy this book!

(5 stars)

While classified as fiction, this wonderful book will give you real insight into the incredible work done by medieval monks in copying and preserving great books with infinite talent and patience. All of Laura Victoria's (aka, Laura Caldwell) books are great! Don't miss any of her readings!


(3.5 stars)

A short, sweet book about a young boy in the medieval era. I guess it wasn't very exciting, but Gabriel was an engaging and likeable character and I'm sure I would have enjoyed reading about his experiences when I was young. Many thanks to the narrator for her excellent reading.

great story for children and families and very well-read by the

(4 stars)