Everything the Shakers made was simple in design, pure in form, and perfect in construction, reflecting their beliefs about life. a Shaker's Dozen celebrates the functional beauty of Shaker crafts as it leads young readers on an engaging journey through the numbers one to twelve. from Shaker brooms to homemade fruit pies and sturdy wooden tools, a Shaker's Dozen combines color photographs and a simple text to illuminate Shaker life, while captions offer more detailed information on the various objects. Has an enlightening afterword on Shaker history. Ages 4-8.