It would be unfortunate if Mary Azarian's achievement were relegated to the realm of "illustration." She is not an illustrator but an artist who works in wood, in a technique that has been all but forgotten by modern practitioners. This volume of woodcuts is not intended to illustrate a particular story but to display the full range of Mary's abilities, and it is arranged according to the seasons she celebrates in her art. The text, written by her friend Lilias Hart, discusses not only her works but also what life is like in the rigorous reaches of Northern Vermont. Large format paperback.