Art: Buttermilk Tree

Two years ago an artist who called herself Nura published a book for moppets in which illustrations of children with milky skins, large heads, solemn black eyes, faced blank pages. The moppets were supposed to fill in the blank pages with stories to accompany the illustrations. This week Nura published her second book. The Buttermilk Tree. This time Nura supplied the story as well as the illustrations.

Nura's evanescent, occasionally rhymed tale traces the history of a grave, unearthly, mild-mannered girl from birth beneath a Buttermilk Tree to motherhood. More interesting to most readers...

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