Ink on His Fingers

Book, 2002, 128 pp
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Johann Gutenberg is working on printing the first Bible with type. Twelve-year-old Hans Dunne is planning on being a scribe and copying the Bible by hand. But circumstances change and he finds himself working in Gutenberg's shop as an apprentice printer.

Soon, Hans finds himself in the middle of a type-stealing mystery. Herr Fust, the village banker, wants Gutenberg's type and tries every possible way to get his hands on it. Gutenberg is deep in debt and has borrowed from everyone in town. Gutenberg is sure that he will be able to pay everyone back once the Bible is printed, but he is running out of time. 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?

The National Association of Christian Schools honored Ink on His Fingers as one of the two best children's books with a Christian message released in 1972.

"An historical novel concerning the days when Johann Gutenberg put the Bible into print with movable type. Adventure, intrigue, and suspense are all woven in this story making it exciting for the 9-14-year-old youth." --North Star Baptist
TypePrint
ExpressionNarrative/Novel/Story
AudienceChildren
LanguageEnglish
PublisherHerald Press

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