A girl walks hurriedly through Delft. She has several packages with her that she has to deliver. Letters, a guitar string… and a piece of blue stone. It's called lapis lazuli. It is for the master painter Johannes Vermeer. He turns it into blue paint: ultramarine. It is incredibly expensive, more expensive than gold. She hesitates for a moment. Her brothers and sisters are hungry. Will she sell the stone…? But once she has knocked on Mr Vermeer's door, he has a special request for her.
Title: The Girl with the Blue Stone
Author: Maranke Rinck
Illustrator: Martijn van der Linden
Publisher: Rubinstein Publishing BV
Year of release: 2023
Number of pages: 32
Size: approx. 19 x 17 x 1 cm