“Thérèse’s story is told with great attention to detail and lovely language, while accompanying illustrations are beautiful and will help readers really get lost in the story.” – San Francisco Book Review
“[Thérèse Makes a Tapestry] offers a child-focused window into a time-honored artistic tradition.” – Publishers Weekly
Sarah Walker Caron of the Bangor Daily News wrote a feature on Thérèse Makes a Tapestry, “New children’s book by Bangor author weaves fascinating tale.” The piece begins: “Metallic threads. Colorful yarns. Sketches. These re the things used by 17th century weavers to craft intricate designs. And a new children’s story penned by a Bangor author follows the process in a well-paced, vivid tale.” Read the full article here.
“This charming narrative of a determined girl’s artistic talent and will to succeed in the family business makes a compelling story on an unusual topic.” – Kirkus Reviews
“This picture book seamlessly blends factual and fictional information into an engaging narrative. Thérèse’s story is inspired by real tapestries, real people and a real place, and Hinrichs has done her homework, researching the workings of the Gobelins Manufactory and the lives of the people whose work we still marvel at today.” – L.A. Parent