Paper cutting artist Martha Link Walsh is pleased to present A Paper-Cut Christmas: Legends of the Gift Giver.
Storytelling is at the heart of Martha’s art and A Paper-Cut Christmas: Legends of the Gift Giver. This collection of endearing stories, accented by Martha’s imaginative artwork, shares favorite legends and the origins of Christmas beliefs around the world. Both oral history and written documentation are combined to create joy-filled tales about the miracles of the holiday.
Concerned that the “Coca-Cola” Santa was taking over the rich and varied stories of various characters who annually arrive in December, Martha recounts the fanciful foundations of today’s beliefs and celebrations through the art of cut paper. Whether it is Italy’s Lady Befana, Sweden’s St. Lucia, or Finland’s Joulupukki, the illustrations and stories are captivating reminders of folk tales and treasured beliefs that have lasted generations.
A PAPER-CUT CHRISTMAS: Legends of the Gift Giver
Signed by the Artist ISBN: 978-0-615-88522-3 Casebound, 8.5 x 8.5, 68 pages, $28.50 + $4.00 S&H Printed in the United States of America