WINTER BOOK by Harriet Webster


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A compendium of winter activities, holidays, projects, and recipes that will be most useful for adults working with children. From the first sentence, the writing is weighty: ""The first snow of the season almost hypnotizes us, carries us into a dream, partly because of its beauty and partly, I think, because the first snow symbolizes what lies ahead."" Directions here are often too brief or too specialized for the novice: quilt makers are told to cut ""following the grain of the fabric""; sled makers to ""countersink the screws""; and rug makers to tie ""slipknots or half hitches if you know how."" Cheerful, childlike pen-and-ink drawings add appeal. Helpful index. For purchases where additional winter craft ideas are needed.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1988
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Scribners