The hare and the moon: a book of paintings
Published 3rd October 2019
‘A beautiful, full colour country almanac by artist Catherine Hyde, follows the phases of the moon and a hare’s journey throughout the twelve months of the year in a lyrical tribute to the natural world.
Waking from the winter solstice a hare begins her journey. Through the landscape and its changing seasons, moving in harmony with the moon. Atmospheric and gorgeous paintings show the hare running in January, watching in February, leaping in March until it comes full circle, sleeping in December. Twelve textless double-page paintings of the hare’s journey are accompanied by three full pages of art showing a tree, a flower and a bird for each month. This rich celebration of flora and fauna includes hawthorn and cowslips, swallows, blackbirds, buzzards and owls, harebells, holly, olive, Rowan, poppies and much more. Titbits of text – folklore, fairytale, myth and legend complimenting the art – complete this desirable gift book.’