Everything the Shakers made was simple in design, pure in form, and perfect in construction, reflecting their beliefs about life. A Shaker's Dozen celebrates the functional beauty of Shaker crafts as it leads young readers on an engaging journey through the numbers one to twelve. From Shaker brooms to homemade fruit pies and sturdy wooden tools, A Shaker's Dozen combines color photographs and a simple text to illuminate Shaker life, while captions offer more detailed information on the various objects. With an enlightening afterword on Shaker history, this book offers a vibrant snapshot of an important American craft tradition.
Author Biography: Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen studied with Shaker historian Elmer Ray Pearson. She is a graphic designer and the author of several books. She lives in Southern California. Paul Rocheleau is a photographer who lives near the Hancock Shaker Village in Massachusetts. His work has been published in numerous books, including Shaker Built.
|Publisher:||North-South Books, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||9.92(w) x 9.83(h) x 0.45(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|