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About this book
Activities Bundle: Colour, Cook, and Puzzle.
Three wonderful ways to engage your mind!
The Joyful Living Colouring Book
From the author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed graphic memoir In-Between Days comes a splendid new colouring book of original new illustrations with a few choice words of hope that will inspire and delight.
When Teva Harrison was first diagnosed with cancer, she felt lost, cast adrift. In order to pull herself out of depression, to draw herself forward, she started to draw. In the beginning, the drawings were tiny wildflowers photographed on her travels. Something about that act of looking, drawing the edges until flowers emerged, focusing on something so short-lived, resilient, and beautiful changed the nature of her days. It let the joy back in. This colouring book is an expansion on that germ of hope. Having cancer has made the world feel especially precious to Harrison, and she finds magic and delight everywhere: symbol-enriched heraldry, animals and birds, everyday objects that give her pleasure, foliage and flowers, and a few choice words of inspiration and hope.
Three Times a Day
Marilou • Alexandre Champagne
Three Times a Day was born of out of shared passions: Marilou’s for cooking and the art of entertaining and Alexandre Champagne’s for photography. Quebec pop sensation Marilou always loved food and cooking, but suffered from anorexia for six years in her late teens and early twenties. Now twenty-four, Marilou created a blog (Trois fois par jour) as a form of healing so she could start testing recipes, table settings, and food styling; Alexandre — her then boyfriend — took all the pictures. Their aim was to transform the relationship people have with food for the better — and to encourage them to take a fun and unpretentious approach to how and what we eat. The blog took off and was soon turned into a bestselling book that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Quebec.
In Three Times a Day, Marilou and Alexandre offer more than 100 new recipes that are delicious and easy to make and fit any budget, skill level, or dietary restrictions. Recipes include Cream of Beet & Almond Butter Soup; Chorizo, Crab & Shrimp Paella; Lemon & Olive Chicken with Feta Couscous; Gnocchi Pan-Fried in Butter with Pancetta & Peas; and Banana & Caramel Pudding. Beautifully photographed, Three Times a Day allows us to delve into an intimate universe full of flavours, colours, and beauty, and reminds us of the positive and healing nature of food in our lives.
The Lost Words puzzle
Robert Macfarlane • Jackie Morris
This 1000-piece special-edition jigsaw puzzle is based on The Lost Words, the internationally bestselling collection of poems and illustrations by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris.
In 2007, when a new edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary was published, a sharp-eyed reader soon noticed that around forty common words concerning nature had been dropped. Apparently they were no longer being used enough by children to merit their place in the dictionary. The list of these “lost words” included acorn, adder, bluebell, dandelion, fern, heron, kingfisher, newt, otter, and willow. Among the words taking their place were attachment, blog, broadband, bullet-point, cut-and-paste, and voice-mail.
Ten years later, Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris set out to make a “spell book” that will conjure back twenty of these lost words, and the beings they name, from acorn to wren. By the magic of word and paint, they sought to summon these words again into the voices, stories, and dreams of children and adults alike, and to celebrate the wonder and importance of everyday nature. The Lost Words is that book — a work that has already cast its extraordinary spell on hundreds of thousands of people.
This jigsaw puzzle gives readers a chance to explore The Lost Words further by recreating Jackie Morris’s magical watercolour painting that accompanies Robert Macfarlane’s spell-poem for otter.