Purpose of this Blog...

You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls. My goal is to help you find the ones that do!
(Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)

Monday, December 20, 2010


Ruth Sanderson illustrated one of our family's favorite Christmas read-alouds, THE NATIVITY.  If you followed my blog over the summer, you know about her many wonderful children's books - fairytales and horse stories, as well as lives of the saints books.  

Ruth's luminous, detailed illustrations vividly portray the story taken directly from the Gospel books of Matthew and Luke; and with Byzantine-like iconographic elements and elaborate borders, her pictures take on the look of an illuminated manuscript.

In this post, I also wanted to include a recent artwork montage produced by Ruth Sanderson, set to music by Tchikovsky, from the ballet SLEEPING BEAUTY. It's a celebration of 100 years of artwork on the theme of Sleeping Beauty, featuring her own and many other artists' renderings. If you have any daughters, they will really enjoy it. And you can find THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, written by Jan Yolen, with Ruth's beautiful illustrations, at your local library, used bookstore, or on Amazon!  

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