Ink on His Fingers

Louise A. Vernon Allen Eitzen


Ink on His Fingers

Ink on His Fingers

  • Title: Ink on His Fingers
  • Author: Louise A. Vernon Allen Eitzen
  • ISBN: 9781882514090
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Paperback



Johann Gutenberg is working on printing the first Bible with type Twelve year old Hans Dunne works in Gutenberg s shop as an apprentice printer Soon, Hans finds himself in the middle of a type stealing mystery Will Hans, and the other pressmen be able to keep Herr Fust from getting the type Will they be able to finish the Bible so many people will be able to read and lJohann Gutenberg is working on printing the first Bible with type Twelve year old Hans Dunne works in Gutenberg s shop as an apprentice printer Soon, Hans finds himself in the middle of a type stealing mystery Will Hans, and the other pressmen be able to keep Herr Fust from getting the type Will they be able to finish the Bible so many people will be able to read and learn from it The National Association of Christian Schools honored Ink on His Fingers as one of the best children s books with a Christian message released in 1972.


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A wonderful book to have read with my son. A great insight into what Johann Gutenberg’s experience in printing the Bible may have likely been like.

When twelve-year-old Hans Dunne’s father dies suddenly, it looks like he will be forced to drop out of the monastery Latin school. As it turns out, his father was in debt, so now his mother cannot pay the tuition for school. Hans feels he should learn a trade in order to help his family. But his secret ambition is to one day make copies of the Bible, and if he doesn’t become a monk, how will he ever be able to achieve his goal?One day Hans and his mother discover that his father went into de [...]

Nat Culver is the son of one of the translators King James has appointed, working on a Bible to replace the Geneva Bible. As we follow Nat during the period of the translation, we read some of the discussions this work provoked. Nat’s personal drama brings up the persecution of Catholics in England at the time, and his friend from the court brings us up to date on little tidbits of period history. Being well educated, as one might expect from the son of one of the translators, Nat became the t [...]

Ink on His Fingers is about a boy named Hans Dune, though I don't know if he actually existed. He wanted to translate the Bible, but his parents couldn't pay for school for him. So he ended up sweeping the floors in a printing shop instead, Johann Gutenberg's shop.It really wasn't a well put together book. At one point it's telling you how he's going to make a Bible, but it never finishes telling you if he did it. Next thing you know, there's a kid named Rusty, and you never hear about him again [...]

I read this with my children as a supplement to learning about the beginning of the Reformation and the Renaissance in homeschool. This book tells the story of Joanne Gutenberg and the printing of the first 100 bibles with the printing press. And it tells the story through the eyes of a young boy who becomes his apprentice. This makes it interesting and understandable for children. We enjoyed reading it together, and would like to read more of Louise Vernon's books about Christian history.

A short and sensational tale about Johann Gutenburg's struggle to successfully market the printing press and print an aesthetically pleasing Bible. I'm not a fan of Vernon's style. A bit clipped, the time jumps can be jarring, and too much psychological focus on side characters rubbing shoulders with the historical character. Still, it brings to life the difficulty of bringing a new invention like this into the public eye.

Ink On His Fingers is an 128 page book by Louise A. Vernon. It was the best book I've read in 2016, but it probably won't stay that way. It is mainly about a boy named Hans Dunne, and the other main characters are Ulrich Zell, (Herr) Johan Gutenberg, and (Herr) Muller. In this book you'll learn about how Johan Gutenberg started using the printing press to make Bibles. If you like history, you will probably at least like this book.

Fast-paced story of the suspicion and intrigue concerning Gutenberg's development of the printing press. Focuses on the involvement of two fictional apprentices, Gutenberg's debt and faith in God's provision with little character development or sense of the setting.

A book I found to read aloud while we were in Germany - a little history lesson while on vacation. I liked the writer's style pretty much and the story is good - some suspense but fairly predictable. We are going to try some of her other books ie about Tyndale and others.

Hmm . . . this wasn't as great as I remembered. The story was occasionally confusing and Gutenberg wasn't the main character. Still, the kids enjoyed it and learned something about German culture in the 1450s.

Very cute children's book. I felt the ending didn't do it justice, but I think 8-10 year-olds would find this book interesting.

ncl.I liked it. good for children who like Gutenberg.

I read this aloud to the kids. They were interested, and it was hard to stop with just one chapter. It brings the story of Johann Gutenberg and his printing press to life.

Read this aloud to my younger children as part of a history curriculum. An interesting look at the challenges and set-backs Gutenberg experienced in developing his printing press.

Another read aloud for homeschool history.

This is a very interesting and well written book. I have read it to my children and grandchildren, we have all enjoyed it.


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