When I was a girl, I had the same kind of advent calendar that Derek McCormack describes receiving every year from his mother, the flat ones made of cardstock, with winter scenes decorating them, little images behind each flap as you discovered them. No toys, no candies.
House of Anansi, 2005 Designed and Decorated [...]
When I was a girl and allowed to choose my own books for a special occasion, I always selected an anthology. If I’d spotted a book like Rotraut Susanne Berner’s The Winter Book, it would have been a shoe in.
First, my choice was practical: they were larger books.
(Well, if someone is buying you [...]
First, it’s small enough to fit in a pocket. The book, not the moose. And there’s something charming about that, right?
House of Anansi, 2012(Trans. from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw)
And something seductive about the idea that you can easily sit down with a book and meet its characters and [...]