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Penny Olive & Davey Applebutter, written and illustrated by Rachel Yoder

Updated: Sep 7, 2022

I wanted to share a purchase of mine from several years ago. I met a talented artist, Rachel Yoder, who then had recently graduated from Kutztown University with her Master’s degree. She was a vender at the Kutztown Folk Festival when I had the pleasure of meeting her.

I specifically went to the festival to purchase a book that she wrote & illustrated, called Penny Olive.

The second book, which was written by Douglas Madenford and illustrated by Rachel, was called Davey Applebutter.

Both books are written in English and Pennsylvania German.

Rachel’s artwork is interpretations of PA Dutch fraktur style paintings and folkloric creatures, which are absolutely beautiful.

Both books are available to purchase at the Firefly Bookstore in Kutztown, PA.

To see more of Rachel’s beautiful artwork, visit her website at:

Always remember to support the local artists in your community & shop small!!

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