We’ve recently had a over a foot of snow here in Vermont, which makes it seem like the holidays are drawing ever closer. I love this time of year, as the anticipation arrives of having good times with friends and family, hot drinks by the fire, and lights to cheer even the darkest of days. Also, Thanksgiving and Christmas always stir within me those childhood memories of reading special books with my parents and grandparents.
Some of my favorite books for this season were ones written and/or illustrated by Tasha Tudor. While, she has many amazing books that span the entire year, there was always something about her Christmas books that I particularly loved. A few of these include:
The Dolls’ Christmas
The Night Before Christmas
and The Christmas Cat
Tasha was a prolific writer and illustrator, so there are many more that I could mention, but this blog post would be extremely long. If you would like to see a full list of her books with the dates published, click here. If her work or books are unknown to you, I would highly encourage that you check it out. She was a marvelous woman and we, at Raptis Rare Books, are privileged to be in the town next door to where she lived, so we can often find collectible first editions and signed or inscribed books by her. If you are looking for a book that we do not have available, please let us know your wants and we can make sure to keep an eye out for you.
As the holiday season approaches, we wish you good cheer and may they be filled with the type of magic that Tasha Tudor brought into this world.