Monday, November 22, 2010

Over the River and Through the Woods . . .

by Mary Engelbreit, 1994

According to Wikipedia, the ubiquitous Thanksgiving song, "Over the River and Through the Woods" was originally written as a poem entitled, "A Boy's Thanksgiving Day". Lydia Maria Child wrote it in 1844 to celebrate her childhood memories of visiting her Grandfather. Sometimes it is written about Christmas rather than Thanksgiving.

So with Christmas in mind, Mary Engelbreit wrote her own version of OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS in a sweet little gift book in 1994. Her version starts out with "Over the river and through the woods, there's a holiday mood in the air." It features ten of her "enchanting illustrations" and "celebrates the unmatchable magic of Christmas spent with family and friends."

I pull this little book out
to warm my heart ~ Engelbreit style.

M. E. Monday @ The Cherry Chick.

Click here to see a list of others who are celebrating the art of Mary Engelbreit.