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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Another Excellent Book of Months Example

When I made the post the other day about books your family might want to read to get ideas for our 2014 Book of Months writing project, I forgot to share one of our favorites:


The poetry in this book is wonderful, and while you can find it in many editions, the one illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman is our favorite.  Her watercolor and ink drawings are beautiful, and really draw the reader into to the "feel" of each particular month, as much as Updike's words.

Just a taste:

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The facing November page, illustrating the "beauty of the bone."



I highly recommend this book for your family's bookshelves!




2 comments:

Lucy said...

Looks like a beautiful book. Thanks for the recommendation Lisa!

Amy said...

Hi you emailed me about the cloth diapers and yes we would LOVE that for this little girl. can you email me at amy@lifesongfororphans.org? Thank you!!!