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Little Old Farm Folk

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Written and Illustrated by Andrea Wisnewski
Little Old Farm Folk, Godine’s first-ever board book, fondly evokes memories of Old MacDonald and his farm. In sweet rhyme, we are taken through the daily tasks of running the farm: milking, egg collecting, laundry, woodcutting, and more. The little old man, the little old lady, their cat, their dog, and other familiar livestock are depicted in Andrea Wisnewski’s charming paper-cut style. Each quaint vignette contains artistic details that will enthrall children, while the text begs to be read aloud, time and again. An original in the time-honored tradition of children’s books on farm life, Little Old Farm Folk is an endearing little primer on a more rustic way of living.


Little Red Riding Hood

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Retold & Illustrated by Andrea Wisnewski
Into the forbidding but beautiful New England winter steps a resourceful farm girl in her scarlet cloak, bound with her basket of presents for her ailing grandmother. Any child can tell you what happens next-and Wisnewski’s ingenious retelling doesn’t disappoint. The images are rendered in black-&-white prints, cut with a blade from black paper and then hand-painted in vivid watercolors. This is a beautiful, and totally original, American reimagining of the German fairytale classic, set in the depths of winter and here reissued in paperback on its tenth anniversary. And yes, we know you are concerned; she does survive the ravenous wolf-moist but intact.


The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane

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Illustrated by Andrea Wisnewski
Written by C. M. Millen

Set in 10th century Ireland, where as a novice monk, Theophane learns to make inks used in illuminated manuscripts from the plants he finds around the monastery. Celtic imagery and illuminated manuscripts abound in this book and the illustrations have the luminosity of stained glass.

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Winner of the Connecticut Book Award

Published by Charlesbridge

Trio: The Tale of a Three-legged Cat

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Written and Illustrated by Andrea Wisnewski
Meet Trio, the runt of the litter, born with only three legs, but very much the little cat that could. This is one fetching little kitten whose infirmity didn’t stop him from pouncing, sneaking, and jumping like any other feline. Trio especially loves playing with the eleven chickens that share the garage and garden, and he is game to try all their activities: digging up bugs, rolling in the dust, and even laying eggs. The latter requires real effort, especially making it up into the nesting box, but once he figures it out he returns to it faithfully every day. And his persistence pays off! One day, an egg starts hatching beneath him. Little does he know, the chick that pops out will be his best friend. This is a story about diversity, overcoming obstacles, and ultimately, acceptance. The story is delightful and the brightly colored linocut illustrations endearing, sure to charm adults, children, cats and chickens alike.