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How to Catch a Frog
And Other Stories of Family, Love, Dysfunction, Survival, and DIY
How to Catch a Frog
Authors: By Heather Ross
Imprint: STC Craft
ISBN: 1-61769-098-8
EAN: 9781617690983
Availability: In Stock
Publishing Date: 5/20/2014
Trim Size: 5 5/8 x 8 1/2
Page Count: 240
Cover: Hardcover with jacket

About the book
Much of Heather Ross’s creative work has been inspired by her being born into an eccentric family of artists and idealists in a rural corner of Vermont during the 1970s. According to Heather, that environment was defined by stunning natural beauty, creative and innovative living, and daily lessons in self-reliance. It also included equal parts of general dysfunction, a self-imposed but nearly inescapable poverty, and little exposure to basic life skills.
When, as a twenty-something, Heather complained to her mother about a long list of things she had missed out on and that had compromised her chance of ever leading a “normal” life (immunizations, a healthy respect for authority), her mother waved a hand and replied, “Well, you should thank me, because you have a lot of good stories instead.” How to Catch a Frog is a collection of those stories, plus others that show Ross's eventual route to success as an artist, entrepreneur, and mother, all animated by Ross’s delightful illustrations and how-to instructions.

About the author
Heather Ross is the author of the STC Craft titles Weekend Sewing and Heather Ross Prints, a fabric designer, and an illustrator of children’s books. She lives in New York City and the Catskills.

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