cover image Aunt Olga's Christmas Postcards

Aunt Olga's Christmas Postcards

Kevin Major, Author, Bruce Roberts, Illustrator , illus. by Bruce Roberts. Groundwood/Anansi $18.95 (30p) ISBN 978-0-88899-593-3

Young Anna finds that nothing goes better with tea and gingerbread cookies than nonagenarian Aunt Olga'stales of being a poet—and professional postcard-greeting writer—long ago. Readersmay well agree as they peruse the stellar collection of vintage holiday postcards and spirited verses that decorate these pages. Though Major's (The House of Wooden Santas ) story meanders too much, the nostalgic tone and sweet intergenerational theme will win fans. Roberts's breezy pen-and-ink and watercolor-wash spot art makes an attractive contrast to the antique images. Ages 4-up. (Sept.)