(from the back cover)
Here are eight beautiful little original games, evoking our seasonal celebrations and the cycle of New England’s natural year, recalling the oldest games we know and the first games we learn as children: wishing games, fortune telling games, and storytelling games.
(from the author's introduction)
After each game, there are five brief essays: my commentary on
symbolism in the game, then Jodi’s animals of the season, Emily’s silent green companions of the season, Vincent’s recipe and notes from the kitchen, and Epidiah’s stories of the night sky. Use these to expand your observation and celebration of each season. Add your own notes. Teach these games to other people, and make up your own. Play with anyone and everyone, the whole year through.