Tale Jehan and the Great Oak
The tale "Jehan and the Great Oak" is a moving tale, inspired by real facts from the history of Chambord and the Royal Navy in the 18th century. History in french.
The tale "Jehan and the Great Oak" is a moving tale, inspired by real facts from the history of Chambord and the Royal Navy in the 18th century. Between discovery and learning, the pleasure of reading is revealed with emotion. Listening accompanied by the illustrations transports all the children into the imaginary world of the adventures of Jehan, a hero who follows his dreams.
"Jehan, a little 8-year-old boy, lives in a farm in Chambord Park in 1745. Solitary, he spends long hours in the forest at the foot of a large oak tree which he has made his refuge. But one day, he discovers a mysterious mark on the trunk of his tree: a fleur-de-lys crossed by two marine anchors. Who could have left this mark?"
Texts: Virginie Berdal, research officer at Chambord's heritage department.
The conception of the tale begins at Chambord in 2019. Virginie Berdal, a historian who has been in charge of research at the estate for 20 years, is immersed in the history of Chambord and the Royal Navy in the 18th century.
Inspired by her fascinating discoveries, Virginie imagines for her children the adventures of Jehan, an eight-year-old boy who lives on a farm in the Chambord park in 1745.
Seeing her children amazed and captivated by this story, the author passed on her tale to our team.
In 2020, the National Estate of Chambord is self-publishing this children's book, a first that will be followed by many new stories!
In order to combine discovery and learning, reading pleasure and emotion, a documentary page is included at the end of the book to place the tale in a historical context.
THE CHAMBORD CASTLE 1519.
A palace emerges in the heart of the marshy lands of Sologne. François I, a young king, ordered its construction. It is a monumental architectural work that the king likes to show to sovereigns and ambassadors as a symbol of his power, inscribed in stone.
The plan of the castle and its decorations were conceived around a central axis: the famous double revolution staircase, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci, an ascending spiral that leads from the terraces to the abundance of fireplaces and sculpted capitals. It was not until the reign of Louis XIV that the building was completed. It was also at this time that the surroundings of the castle were developed during the 17th century. The castle and the park are owned by the State since 1930.
Today, Chambord welcomes two million visitors per year.
History in french.
Dimensions : 20 x 27 cm Number of pages : 32 inside pages and a hard cover Edition : Domaine national de Chambord Authors: Virginie BERDAL, historian, is in charge of research at the National Estate of Chambord and the author of the tale. David BARRAULT, graphic and web designer from Blois, is the illustrator of the book. A documentary page is integrated at the end of the book to put the tale in a historical context.