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Vermont Vignettes in Word and Line

Collected from old sources by Germaine LeClair and Ida Washington
Illustrated by Shelia Mitchinson

If you love folklore stories from the past, this is the book for you! Here we have a collection of stories, many never before published, about the "good old days" in Vermont. In word and line they show life in an earlier era and particularly the clever rogues living it.

The collection grows out of a collaboration between three "Vermonters by choice." Germaine LeClair came as a child from Canada to Vermont, where she has spent most of her life on a farm. A natural story teller, she shares old family stories, part of a rich cultural heritage. Ida Washington retired from teaching to write historical books about Vermont. In the course of her research she turned up many tales too good to let disappear into obscurity. Shelia Mitchinson came to Vermont with her preacher husband, studied art, and became a professional illustrator specializing in drawings of Vermont landscape and people.

The result of this collaboration is a group of stories from the past that show the spunk and vigor and just plain cussedness that are still a part of Vermonters today.

Publication date: 1999
36 pages, Comb bound, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.
ISBN: 0-9666832-2-6


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