We are pleased to announce that Jerry Brown Schwartz, author of So Inspired: Preludes & Poems, is publishing her second book with Ivy House. Charlie Purple Turnipseed and the Dixie Brood is scheduled to be released in-house late this year, and will be available via retailers in early 2013.
Styled much like a children’s book, Charlie Purple Turnipseed and the Dixie Brood is meant for readers of all ages. Mrs. Schwartz’s heartwarming story is about Mr. Charlie, his wife–Mrs. Tee–and a band of lovable creatures, all of whom he has helped while cultivating and respecting the land upon which the farmhouse sits. When Mr. Charlie falls dangerously ill and must spend time recovering in the hospital in the city, the members of the Dixie Brood band together to help keep the farm running and to show Mr. Charlie just how much he means to them.
Mrs. Schwartz’s tale is accented by the beautiful illustrations of the talented Michael van Toder. Keep an eye on the site for previews of what’s sure to be a beautiful book!