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.)
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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