Join Vineyard-based illustrator Kate Feiffer (The Lamb Cycle) for a signing at Edgartown Books!
What if “Mary Had a Little Lamb” had been written by Lord Byron, William Shakespeare, John Keats, Robert Browning or Emily Bronte? In “The Lamb Cycle, ” David Ewbank (a retired English professor) reimagines the story of Mary and her lamb as told through the great English poets. D.H. Lawrence’s Mary longs for her lamb as any woman longing for her lover, whilst T.S. Eliot’s Mary is recollected by an old man looking back on his life. Alexander Pope writes an “An Essay on Lambs,” and Tennyson’s lotus eaters become “The Clover Eater.” Brilliantly written, sophisticated, and laugh-out-loud funny, these poems, enhanced by Vineyard resident Kate Feiffer’s witty and whimsical illustrations, will enchant anyone who has ever read an English poem and engage those who haven’t.
Kate Feiffer is the author of eleven highly acclaimed books for children
including Henry the Dog with No Tail, Double Pink, and My Mom is Trying to
Ruin My Life, an illustrator whose work has been published widely on the
Island, and the event producer for Islanders Write. The Lamb Cycle is the first
book she has illustrated.