This is perhaps the most exquisitely enchanting book of poetry that I've encountered. Filled with lush, lyrical poems about the wild beauty of the natural world and overflowing with truly stunning artwork, I can't think of a lovelier gift for the aesthete in your life. I also highly recommend The Lost Words by the same author.
A Wolf Called Wander is a beautiful and unique story told from the perspective of a young wolf who is separated from their pack. It takes the reader on an epic journey through the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest and through the emotional pains of growing up. So richly worded that you can feel the earth under your paws; this book is perfect for any child (or adult) who feels a deep kinship with the natural world.
As a lifelong insomniac I am perpetually in search of anything that will help me drift off in a timely manner. This surprisingly soporific collection of cozy vignettes fits the bill perfectly. Full of richly written moments in which to lose yourself and interspersed with recipes and meditations, this book is like a collection of mini vacations. I also highly recommend checking out the author's podcast if you find that visualization exercises help you to relax.
This was my absolute favorite book as a child. Perfect for fans of the Redwall series.
Ranging from playful to mournful, you can practically smell the salt water when you read this stunning collection of poems about the Pacific.
A fascinating collection of facts and stories about the cold and how humans have survived and thrived in it. Perfect for anyone who is dazzled by the beauty of a frigid, snow-covered landscape.
When Joan's long-missing husband mysteriously surfaces, preaching in a revival tent in a parking lot, she is baffled by his claim the he is not her husband and that he has no idea who she is. In her quest to spark his memory and bring him home she runs afoul of an old curse and a sinister businessman who could bring her life, and those of everyone she cares about, crashing down around her. This compulsively readable modern-day fable seamlessly blends First Nations mythology with immersive storytelling. The characters feel incredibly real and the story has the flavor of a cautionary tale told by your eccentric auntie over a game of cards and a pitcher of margaritas.
An intricate, beautiful, and beguiling novel that will entrance anyone who lives to get lost in stories.
Whimsically illustrated woolly mammoths demonstrate basic scientific concepts in engaging and often hilarious ways in this brilliantly done book. What child (or good-humored adult) wouldn't love to receive this fantastically entertaining and informative title?
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A gentle and beautifully illustrated journey of magic and friendship, this is a book that I have returned to time and again during this tumultuous year. In this cute and inclusive fantasy, two very different girls are taught to care for rare and delicate tea dragons while learning about acceptance and kindness. I can't recommend this book enough for quiet children who feel like they don't quite fit in.
Explore the eastern most reaches of the Russian wilderness and join in the hunt for the world's largest (and possibly rarest) owl species, the Blakiston's fish owl. These massive birds inhabit only the wildest places, feasting on salmon and trading eerie calls across the snow-covered landscape. Slaght makes you feel like you're part of the expedition, experiencing their disappointments, reveling in their triumphs, and trying to stay upright after the endless obligatory imbibing of vodka to gain the trust of the locals.
With a satisfying mix of gritty Victorian mystery and folklore, this eerie and atmospheric romp through the dark underbelly of medical experimentation and the burgeoning field forensic science in nineteenth century London will keep you guessing until the end. Rife with macabre humor, Sherlockian intrigue, and boasting a truly unique cast of characters; I picked this up on a whim and couldn't put it back down.
This is the perfect book for someone who is just exploring vegan cooking. It's especially helpful for eating vegan in Alaska as it doesn't call for many of the fancy, expensive, and difficult to aquire ingredients common in more aspirational plant-based cookbooks.