Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary tells the story of Maya the cow, J.D. the piglet, Hilda the sheep, and a dozen more animals all speak directly to the reader, showing off their unique personalities in this wonderful collection of poems.
Master watercolorist Robert Rahway Zakanitch provides a portrait that perfectly captures the essence of each creature. Together the poems and paintings add up to a picture of life on the friendliest farm around.
Maya Gottfried based her poems on real animals from Farm Sanctuary, a safe haven for injured or abused farm animals with locations in New York and California.
Maya Gottfried has written various essays, blogs, and articles that have appeared in outlets ranging from VegNews to Lilith Magazine. Her essay “Untitled,” published in the anthology Half / Life: Jewish Tales from Interfaith Homes, was consistently picked as a favorite of the collection by reviewers. The New York Observer wrote, “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.”