When Children Ruled the World

I have a new favorite Christmas book!

This beautiful children’s book, When Children Ruled the World, by Sena Jeter Naslund, is a gem. From its heartwarming story featuring little Una to its exquisite wood engravings by Joanne Price, this is an instant classic. (Una is a name familiar to Sena’s readers. If you know, you know. If you don’t, go acquaint yourself with the parallel.)

Barry holds our newly arrived copy of Sena’s book.

Oh, and it mentions pine cones! Have I ever said over here how much I love pine cones?

I don’t want to say too much about this slim volume, because I don’t want to give away its glories, but ah, read it if you want a cozy, holiday read.

Full disclosure: Sena is one of my favorite people in the world. Her gorgeous writing is only one of those reasons, but wow can she write! I want so badly to share some of the vivid images found in this book, but I won’t. The discoveries along the journey are part of the fun of reading, aren’t they?

I found myself studying her sentences as I devoured this Christmas cookie, following each word eagerly. Perfect, each! I’m so, so happy this gorgeous book is a part of our world, and particularly, a part of my world now.

Brava, Sena. Brava! This is going on our bookshelf right beside A Christmas Carol. We love it!

Order yours today! It comes wrapped in brown paper just like a gift, and you can only order it through the mail, which I also love. What a thing of beauty.

P.S. Barry and I have had the privilege of meeting Hugo, the bright young grandson to whom Sena dedicated this book. I know he will cherish it just as much as the rest of us do and ever will.

It came wrapped like an old-fashioned parcel from a store. How fun!

Title: When Children Ruled the World, A Christmas Story

By:  Sena Jeter Naslund

Wood Engravings:  Joanne Price
This book was handset in Cloister Lightface type, printed on a hand-fedC & P , then handbound.
Regular edition (paper): Handsewn with a paper wrap:  $28.00
Regular edition (cloth): Handsewn and bound in red Japanese book cloth over boards: $36.00
Send Orders to: Larkspur Press, 340 Sawdridge Creek West, Monterey, Kentucky  40359

PLEASE add $6.50 for postage. Kentucky residents add 6 percent sales tax.

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE to Larkspur Press.
For special editions with marbled papers by Debbie Shannon and two-color engravings by Joanne Price, signed by author and illustrator:  $175.

Phone evenings 502-484-5390

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