This is my new, little book (front and back covers)
You get the first peek of my new bird book, My First Bird Book and Bird Feeder, for children (regardless of age). See how it is packed inside a neat, window-mount feeder? The back of the feeder has a round porthole so kids can look through it and watch the birds in action. Ask for it in October 2012 or order now.
Thank you for writing and sharing all the adventures that you're having in your lives. I want to answer all your letters, but the new children's novel and some other projects (not to mention the garden) are stealing every waking (and some sleeping) hours.
Jump on by and visit the Imagine Childhood blog, which features a fun and personal interview with me. Please leave a comment, and you'll be eligible for their great give-aways. You can choose any one of my books AND a pottery toad cottage for your garden. Enjoy!
Carla and others who have written to ask for another video–here it is. I'm not great at this though, so forgive me for the shaking hands and moving too fast. Just as you look I am already moving on to something else. This video features half of my garden.
"I was something that lay under the sun and felt it, like the pumpkins, and I did not want to be anything more. I was entirely happy."
My Antonia (1918)
by Willa Cather
I'll do another video in a week or two. I am more myself, whatever that self is, when I am working in my garden. Whether I am weeding or just sitting, watching, and listening to the life of a garden, I am happy.
Sending love across the miles,
p.s. Come visit me on Saturday, June 2, at the Curious Cup Bookstore in Carpinteria (near Santa Barbara), California, at 2 p.m. for a free garden talk and Q and A about publishing.