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Head of Zeus
The Hare and the Moon
The Hare and the Moon: A Calendar of Paintings illustrated by Catherine Hyde

An exquisite, full colour country almanac by artist Catherine Hyde, following 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 double page paintings of the hare's journey are accompanied by full pages of art, showing a tree, a flower and a bird for each month of the year. This rich celebration of flora, fauna and country life 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 complement the art complete this desirable gift book.

This richly illustrated ebook is made in a fixed format layout to preserve the integrated text and colour images. Recommended devices that support this file include iPad, iPhone, Google Nexus and Kobo Arc. Please note that Fixed-layout ePUB 3 files are not currently supported on Amazon Kindle devices or B&N's NOOK.

Head of Zeus, a Zephyr book * Natural History
03 Oct 2019 * 144pp * £4.49 * 9781788548496
REVIEWS
'She is a visual poet weaving images, symbols and archetypes into paintings that resonate in the subconscious and linger there like half-remembered dreams or the dark fairy stories with which she has such affiliation'
Pip Palmer, Galleries Magazine
'This is a treasure by Catherine Hyde. It is a thing of beauty that traps time ... Such a celebration of the wheel of the year'
Jackie Morris
'A combination of (hauntingly beautiful) coffee table art book, country almanac, and mythic poetry collection, and it is just unbelievably gorgeous as an object to hold and enjoy. I know I'll be going back again and again to some of those paintings, and I loved sharing the book with my kids as well'
Stephanie Burgis
'An absolutely exquisite calendar of paintings, [it's] gorgeous ... A celebration of flora, fauna and country life, this simply stunning tome would make the perfect gift or coffee table book'
Countryside
'The two characters dance across the pages of this book, creating an irresistible and hypnotic rhythm ... Everyone can share the joy of leafing through the beautiful book which contains a treasure trove of visual and oral language ... Atmospheric, entrancing and sparing enough to act as stepping stones into endless daydreams'
Cornwall Today
'Fascinating ... As lovely as they are lyrical and likely to stay with you for a long time'
Western Morning News
'It is the vibrant and atmospheric paintings and the way they bring to life the flora and fauna of the British countryside that make this book one that resonates ... A book to treasure'
The Field
Illustrator

Catherine Hyde

Catherine Hyde
Catherine Hyde is a Cornish artist and award-winning illustrator. She trained in Fine Art Painting at Central School of Art in London and is represented in Cornwall by The Lighthouse Gallery, Penzance and in London by Foss Fine Art, Battersea. Catherine has been nominated for The Kate Greenaway Award four times and is recipient of The English Association Best Illustrated Book Award (Key Stage 2). She is illustrator of The Snow Angel written by Lauren St John, published in 2017 by Zephyr. catherinehyde.co.uk @catherine_hyde
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