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Maggie, her grandmother, and the sewing circle make Cranberryport a brighter place for Mr. Whiskers when they send him secret valentines.
Hardcover, 32 pages, ISBN 9781930900707. $18.95. Coming January 1st!
Old Witch and the Polka Dot Ribbon
When the kitchen is finally empty, Old Witch makes her own magic nut cake to enter in the carnival's cake baking contest.
Hardcover, 32 pages, ISBN 9781930900714. $18.95. Coming early spring 2014!
Pickle-Chiffon Pie Circus
by Jolly Roger Bradfield
A brand new Jolly Roger book is in the works! Pickle-Chiffon Pie Circus will be available soon.
Who doesn't like the circus? Well maybe the Grinch, or Ebeneezer Scrooge, or that crabby Mrs. Degan who was my nemesis in the fifth grade at Jefferson School in St. Paul.
As a lad I would skip school for a day every year when Barnum & Bailey came to town, after which my dear sweet grandma would write a note to whichever hapless teacher would be in charge of my education that year:
Dear Mrs. _______, little Roger had the sniffles yesterday and, not wanting to expose his classmates, I thought it best to keep him home for the day.
Those happy memories undoubtedly had some influence on my decision to choose the circus as the theme of this, my third book in the Pickle-Chiffon Pie series. That, and the fact that I knew it would be fun illustrating all those colorful clowns and animals.
I'm quite sure that God has forgiven dear Grandma for those few love-inspired fibs.