Christmas with Maud Lewis

Christmas with Maud Lewis

By Bob Brooks (CA)

Publisher: Goose Lane Editions

9781773100609

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20 years after its first publication, the book that charmed them all is back in print in a hardcover gift edition.

Maud Lewis has become one of Canada’s favourite folk artists, and her buoyant winter pictures of nature, pets, farm animals, and people at work and play are among her most charming. Her hands were twisted with arthritis, but Maud earned her living by painting Christmas cards and pictures and selling them from her tiny, gaily painted one-room house beside the highway near Digby, Nova Scotia.

Originally issued in 1997 and now available in this updated edition, Christmas with Maud Lewis paints a portrait of how this spirited woman celebrated the season in her life and art. Maud’s vision of Christmas embraces skaters sliding every which way, passengers leaning over the box of a horse-drawn sleigh, smiling oxen in their best harness, and bluebirds beside their snow-covered house. The paintings in Christmas with Maud Lewis are from the large collection of the Woolaver family.

About the Author: Bob Brooks (1927-1999) was one of Canada’s finest photojournalists. His work appeared in Time Life, the Star Weekly, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, McCall's, Harper's, Maclean's, Chatelaine, the London Times, Paris Match and National Geographic. His radiant photos of Maud, first published in the Star Weekly article that changed her life, reflect Maud’s joyous optimism.

Language: eng

116 pages

Publication Date: 20171114

    Tags:
  • Arts Education
  • Atlantic Books in Schools
  • English Language Arts
  • Grade Range: 7-9
  • HGG19
  • NSSBB Authorized Learning Resource
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