The ABCs of S.Y.V.: An alphabetical journey through the Santa Ynez Valley


The ABCs of the S.Y.V. takes you on a lively adventure through the majestic Santa Ynez Valley. A fun and clever alphabet book that allows the reader to learn about each small town that makes up this one-of-a-kind community. From farmers, vaqueros, Danish settlers, and Chumash, the S.Y.V. is filled with decades of tradition and wonderment. 

Written by a sweet Santa Ynez Valley local and illustrated by Karla Dueñas all the way in Italy! Her illustrations are whimsical and perfect for this book. 

A letter from the Author:

Dear Reader,

Thank you for reading The ABCs of the S.Y.V.! This sweet children’s book brings together the diversity and history that make up the Santa Ynez Valley in a fun, accessible way for children and their grown ups to learn about. From farmers to vaqueros, to Danish settlers and the Chumash, you will learn that California’s central coast is more than wine country. SYV is also home to majestic trees and rolling farmland, with vaulting mountains in the background and the sunny beach around the corner. In these magical layers of the past and present, we will take a journey together to find amazing places to explore.

This book was written for you, whether you live here or are passing through. I hope you find many interesting things about this wonderful community, but most of all, I hope this book brings you joy while reading it!

With Gratitude,



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