Huck's Way Home: Story Time with Kristina Rodanas
The Yankee Bookshop is excited to celebrate the release of a new picture book from Billings Farm and local author & illustrator Kristina Rodanas: Huck's Way Home!
Huck’s Way Home is a beautifully illustrated children’s book by acclaimed author Kristina Rodanas. Discover the heart-warming story of a lost young steer trying to find his way home, and the adventures he has along the way. Inspired by a true story, Huck’s Way Home describes the incredible journey of Huck, a week-old American Milking Devon steer, who got lost within minutes of his arrival at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock, Vermont. Illustrated with stunning images and colors of the Vermont landscape, Huck’s story of bravery and determination will inspire all ages.
This Wassail Weekend, join us for a story time with the author - where you can hear Huck's story, and all about the making of her newest book. Rodanas will also be available to autograph copies of Huck's Way Home.
ABOUT HUCK: Huck is an American Milking Devon steer, and the newest arrival to the Billings Farm draft animal team. Historically prized as draft animals, Devons have played an integral part in Vermont’s rural heritage, helping to build much of the state’s original infrastructure and earning them a place on the official flag. Unfortunately, the breed is now considered critically endangered by the Livestock Conservancy, with only 500 or so in the United States. In temperament, Devons are known to be friendly and eager to please and are regarded as one of the smartest breeds of cattle.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kristina Rodanas has written and illustrated more than twenty-five books for children including Dragonfly’s Tale, Dance of the Sacred Circle, and The Blind Hunter. Her work has been described as “lyrical,” “vibrating with color,” and “dancing with life.” While writing and illustrating Huck’s Way Home, Kristina immersed herself in her subject, often visiting with Huck and his brother, Finn, at their home at Billings Farm & Museum. Formerly of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Kristina Rodanas now resides in Woodstock, VT.