A Maud Lewis Christmas classic now available as a board book!
A gentle poem describing the journey of a mail sleigh through rural Nova Scotia at Christmastime, delivering packages and parcels to children, Christmas with the Rural Mail is a holiday classic. The poem is carefully crafted to fit Maud Lewis's colourful paintings, and the mail sleigh passes children skiing and tobogganing, oxen and Clydesdale horses pulling heavy loads, and the train station, among other classic rural winter scenes. Lewis's artwork is ideal for babies and toddlers, with its bright colours and simple forms, and the paintings and poem together perfectly evoke Christmases gone by. This is a sturdy board book edition great for young readers.
Lance Woolaver is an author, playwright, and director who has published several works about Maud Lewis,
including the Christmas with Maud Lewis and The Illuminated Life of Maud Lewis, as well as the play World
Maud Lewis (1903-1970) is one of Canada's most celebrated folk artists. Though she lived in conditions of
abject poverty and was crippled by severe arthritis, her creative imagination soared above these
difficult circumstances. Sitting by the window of her tiny house near Digby, Nova Scotia, Lewis painted
sunny scenes of idyllic rural life, filled with brilliant colours, gentle animals, and cheerful