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The Pea Patch Jig has been reissued by Creston Books here in Berkeley, in a beautiful hardcover editon. I'm so happy with the fine job Marissa Moss, the founder of Creston, did with it.

And in other news, Cat's Pajamas, originally published by HarperCollins, has been republished by Taylor Trade Publishing as a hardcover. Of all my books that little book has been the one to generate the most fan mail over the years. One-year olds seem to get addicted to it!


Gertrude comes to NPR! Harper has republished Gertrude Stein's The World is Round on its 75th anniversary, a wonderful new edition of the original children's book she wrote in 1938, which was illustrated by my father.

All done in the magnificent pink and blue that Stein specified for the original, and with Clem's illustrations beautifully reproduced. And an afterword that my mother wrote in the 1980's.

I wrote a new introduction to it, and just did a short interview about the book with Don Gonyea of NPR, which will be broadcast this Saturday morning November 9th, on NPR Weekend Edition.  Don't know the exact times it will be broadcast, but it will fit somewhere into their usual Saturday morning format. Don't know how long the interview will be by the time it gets aired, but I had fun doing it.

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