Saturday, April 30, 2011

One Day and One Amazing Morning

My dear friend Joanne Rocklin and her husband Jerry lived next door to us when we first moved to Los Angeles. Joanne is a children's book writer, and her new book One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street has just been published. "It revolves around a neighborhood's one remaining orange tree and the secrets told, grand ideas shared, and event witnessed in its presence." The book is a Middle Reader but is a joy to read aloud, and both my nine and twelve year old sons loved its simple, beautiful story, as did Sophie when we read it aloud. 

The best part? In the acknowledgement section, Joanne mentions our Sophie and her family as being inspirations for her. 

Thank you, Joanne!

If you're in the Los Angeles area, please visit Chevalier's Bookstore this morning and listen to Joanne read from One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street, as well as sample some mini cupcakes from yours truly! The festivities begin at 11:00, so please stop by.

If you'd like to order a copy of the book, visit your neighborhood bookstore or purchase from Amazon, here.  


  1. thanks, Elizabeth. I just ordered one to give as a gift!

  2. That is really cool :)
    An incredible heirloom for your kids too ...

  3. Congratulations. What a beautiful story. This is the type of thing we will be happy to come to when we are in town.

  4. How awesome that Sophie is mentioned, too! I love the cover, very soothing.

  5. That's wonderful news! The cover is beautiful.

  6. How fantastic! Sophie! I am honored to know such a celebrity! I can't wait to order the book.



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