Books by Chris Fairclough

CELEBRATING HARVEST by Ruth Nason
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"This will serve well in both religious and nonreligious settings for fall curriculum support. (websites, index) (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
The annual harvest from farm to table is explored with a religious perspective, focusing on Christian harvest traditions and the Jewish celebration of Sukkot. Read full book review >
TOY THEATERS by Lyndie Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

In the ``Fresh Start'' series, instructions for using decorated paper and cardboard to make several styles of theaters for stick puppets or other small figures: a peep show, a diorama- style Nativity scene, a box theater for finger puppets, a shadow theater, and more. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, as are the accompanying color photos. Readers are warned of fire hazards with cellophane (theatrical lighting gel is the suggested alternate), though there are no cautions about the knives necessary for many of the projects (scissors won't achieve the results shown). ``A brief history of toy theaters'' describes their extensive use and popularity in the last century. An attractive manual, introducing a craft with limitless creative possibilities. Brief list of museums and other sources, mostly in New York City; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12) Read full book review >