Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Godine Gift Ideas

Merry Christmas,  Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year from everyone at Godine!

Need any (very) last minute holiday gifts? We're here to help you narrow the field.

For the traditional New Englander:

A Farmer's Alphabet, by Mary Azarian

Mary Azarian knows how to depict New England down to a "T." She grew up on a farm, graduated from Smith College in Northampton, MA, and now lives in rural Vermont. This book is an artful collection of her woodblock prints that pairs each letter of the alphabet with a homey New England image. Printed in two colors on beautiful paper, these striking woodcuts – from Apple, Barn, and Cow to aX, Yawn, and Zinnia – give us a child's-eye view of rural farm life. Great for all who delight in the simple life.

And what's B for Better? These prints are also available as greeting cards! Because a real Yankee knows the value of multipurposing.

Sugar on Snow, by Nan Parson Rossiter
Break out your Bean boots, boys 'n' girls!

Remember your first trip to the sugarhouse? Surely that was when you first tried sugar on snow, a quintessentially New England winter treat of warm maple syrup poured over fresh powdery snow. You don't have to wake up at the crack of first light to share in this tradition -- just pick up Nan Parson Rossiter's cozy picture book. Flip through the pages of colorful illustrations and join this family as they collect the season's sap from the maple trees. No boiling involved, though you'll definitely want some maple syrup handy in case you get a craving.

You can purchase A Farmer's Alphabet here, and Sugar on Snow here

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