Books

The creators of Good Dog (Knopf) are back with Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary (Knopf), an exquisite collection of poems and paintings about the real residents of United States farm animal rescue and advocacy organization Farm Sanctuary’s shelters

 

Readers will meet Maya the cow, J.D. the piglet, Hilda the sheep and a dozen more animals in their own voices through Gottfried’s delightful poetry. Master artist Robert Rahway Zakanitch provides a portrait and pen and ink sketches for each poem that perfectly capture each animal’s unique personality. Their collaboration has created a vibrant portrayal of life on the happiest farm around.

"The third collaboration from this talented pair... presents an assortment of farm animals through short, humorous poems and whimsical paintings that give each animal a distinct personality."

- Kirkus

"...each fetching personality nudged along by the poetic lines of Maya Gottfried [sic]. There is a subtle message here, to be sure—all the world's creatures deserve care and respect—but it is handled with a very light touch. Robert Zakanitch's watercolors are quite wonderful….”

- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary

ISBN-978-0375861185

A celebration of dogs and their distinct personalities, in this heart-stealing picture book Maya Gottfried wonderfully captures their voices in 16 enchanting poems with fine artist Robert Rahway Zakanitch presenting masterful portraits. 

"Every dog has his day... in this spunky collection of poems from a dog's eye-view. These pooches have personality plus.... Gottfried's brief verses brim with a warm humor that pet owners will readily appreciate...."
- Publishers Weekly 


​"...free-verse poems that present the inner musings of 16 dogs are combined with painterly, full-page portraits."

- Starred review: School Library Journal

ISBN-978-0553113839

Good Dog

In ever-increasing numbers, people around the world are opting for a vegan lifestyle—eschewing all animal products. But what happens a vegan's love interest unapologetically orders a steak on a date?

Illustrated by celebrated cartoonist Dame Darcy, Vegan Love offers guidance for women on how to spread the vegan love and bring compassion for all beings into one’s romantic life. Author Maya Gottfried shares her own experiences, and those of luminaries including Grammy-nominated R&B artist Carolyn Malachi; CNN HLN television personality Jane Velez-Mitchell; and Josh Malerman, the author of Bird Box.

"Vegan Love is one of the most informative and knowledgeable books written on the subject of not only being vegan, but how to live vegan. It is a true celebration of all life―respectful on every level. Full of fun and joy."
- James Van Praagh, #1 New York Times bestselling author and spiritual teacher

Vegan Love: 
Dating and Partnering for the Cruelty-Free Gal, with Fashion, Makeup & Wedding Tips

ISBN-978-1510719453

Edited by Laurel Snyder, the stories in Half/Life explore the experience of being raised in a half-Jewish home. Maya Gottfried's contribution is an essay entitled "Untitled." Though each essay is distinct, and the experiences are vastly different, each describes growing up without a streamlined identity, unsure of community or religious direction.

 

These authors examine the complicated relationships they felt with the Jewish community and the world at large. By turns tragic and funny, religious and heartbreaking, angry and surprisingly familiar, Half/Life represents the altogether diverse memories and reflections of a handful of men and women who have spent a lifetime grappling with how to define themselves, or not. Resulting from that struggle is a complex exploration, and some truly brilliant prose.

"I can't wait to see what [Maya Gottfried] writes next for adults. Because everything she had said was real, precise and full of meaning."
- NY Observer online

ISBN-978-1933368245

Half / Life:
Jew-ish Tales from Interfaith Homes (Contributor)
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