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June 13, 2012

A new book and a little yarn...

I just bought the book, Yia Yia and the Prosphoron, and think it's wonderful.  "Yia Yia" means Grandma in Greek.  The Grandma in this story puts down her knitting on Saturday to make the holy bread (we call it "prosphora") that is used in church.  The illustrations are very well done...and to be honest, I'm very picky because I am an artist.  It's also very special because the main character reminds me of my own mom!  ♥  She has been baking prosphora for about 30 years.  I have helped her out a little when I was younger, but this a few months ago I started making it on my own.

2 comments:

mamashara said...

What a great book! I think illustrations in childrens books make all the difference! Confession: sometimes I borrow beautifully illustrated children's stories from the library and pore over the pictures AFTER the children have gone to bed ;)

Laura said...

Ooh, I need to check this out! I've just started making prosphora, and I'm still struggling to get it right!