Christmas with the Rural Mail

Maud Lewis

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ISBN: 9781551097909

Christmas with the Rural Mail

  Author:   Maud Lewis    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

A gentle poem describing the journey of a mailsleigh through rural Nova Scotia at Christmas time, delivering packages and parcels to children, Christmas with the Rural Mail is a holiday classic. The poem is carefully crafted to fit Maud Lewis’s colourful paintings, and the mailsleigh passes children skiing and tobogganing, oxen and Clydesdale horses pulling heavy loads, and the train station, among other classic rural winter scenes.

Lewis’s artwork is ideal for babies and toddlers, with its bright colours and simple forms, and the paintings and poem together perfectly evoke Christmases gone by. This is a sturdy board book edition great for young readers.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781551097909
Item NB0925
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onOctober 21 2010
Language eng
Pages 24
Format Board Book
Dimensions6.5(in) x 7.25(in)
Shipping weight390(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Maud Lewis (1903-1970) is one of Canada's most celebrated folk artists. Though she lived in conditions of abject poverty and was crippled by severe arthritis, her creative imagination soared above these difficult circumstances. Sitting by the window of her tiny house near Digby, Nova Scotia, Lewis painted sunny scenes of idyllic rural life, filled with brilliant colours, gentle animals, and cheerful domesticity.