We're so excited about our fall 2015 release of "Christmas in Maine" by Robert P. Tristram Coffin with original woodblock prints by Portland, Maine, artist Blue Butterfield, we wanted to share a little bit about the book with you!
"Christmas in Maine" was first published in 1941. Prolific writer, popular speaker, Bowdoin professor, and Pulitzer Prize winner Robert P. Tristram Coffin drew inspiration from his family farm in Maine. At the time, Kirkus Review called his work "a nostalgic backward glance at childhood Christmases on Paradise Farm, story book Christmases with big families, laden tables, home-made Christmas gifts with a scattering of ‘boughten’ gifts, a huge tree brought in from the woods."
The 2015 version of "Christmas in Maine" features a foreword by Maine writer Jaed Coffin, and gorgeous images from Blue Butterfield, who is best known for her woodblock calendar "A Year in Maine" which is currently in its ninth year of production.
We hope you all enjoy this preview of "Christmas in Maine." And while we're on the subject of the holidays, we wish all of our friends and readers a Happy Thanksgiving!