1.800.267.8767 | Customer Service | Store Locator | Events & Seminars | E-mail Sign-up | Login | Account Info | Country/Language 
 
WHAT'S NEW
Woodworking
Gardening
Hardware
Festool
Gifts
 
GIFT CARDS
Purchase
Check Balance
 
CATALOGS
Online Catalogs
Catalog Requests
Catalog Quick Shop
Library App
 
WISH LISTS
My Wish List
Registry
 
EXPLORE
Videos
Newsletters
Articles
Letters
Past Catalog Covers
 
CUSTOMER SERVICE
Order Status
Shipping
Guarantee
Returns
Help
 
COMPANY INFO
About Us
Careers
Store Locations
Events & Seminars
Privacy & Security Statement
Terms of Use
Contact Us
 
 
Lee Valley - Facebook Lee Valley - Twitter Lee Valley - YouTube Lee Valley - Pinterest




Grandpa's Workshop - Gifts
by Maurice Pommier

This is not your average children's book. While woodworking tools might seem a rather dry subject for children, this richly illustrated tale of tools is a work of great imagination, grounded partly in reality, partly in fantasy. Intended as much for adult readers as it is for children, it is filled with colorful, entertaining and sometimes dark detail that will remind some readers of Tim Burton's films or the Brothers Grimm tales.

First published in France with the title Dans l'atelier de Pépère, it explores the world of hand tools through the eyes of a boy named Sylvain, the youngest of a family of woodworkers. As he spends time learning the craft in his grandfather's workshop, he hears stories that trace the history of his grandpa's tools as they have been passed from generation to generation. Along the way, various traditional tools, from an English handsaw to a besaigue, become characters in the narrative, alongside elves and even a dragon. The stories and full-color illustrations reveal a deep appreciation for hand tools and serve as a wonderful way to open young eyes to the history and significance of woodworking traditions. A rare gem.

We offer the English translation as well as the original French edition. English: hardcover, 9-1/2" x 12", 48 pages, 2012. French: hardcover, 9-1/2" x 12", 48 pages, 2007.

Dans l'atelier de Pépère is no longer available.

 
 
Grandpa's Workshop
 20L03.21 Additional views   
  $21.50 Add to cart
Dans l'atelier de Pépère
 20L03.22 Additional views   
  $24.50

HOME  |  WOODWORKING  |  GARDENING  |  HARDWARE  |  FESTOOL  |  GIFTS
3
© Copyright 1998 to 2014 Lee Valley Tools Ltd. and Veritas Tools Inc. All rights reserved.