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Carter/Cash legacy publishes children’s book November 17, 2008

Music producer/legacy John Carter Cash, only son of the late music greats Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, is the latest celebrity to enter the children’s book market with his first picture book, Momma Loves Her Little Son, due out in March 2009 from Little Simon Inspirations, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing (and available for pre-order — just click the link).

PR Newswire reports: “From the farthest shores to the deepest oceans, a mother’s love for her child is without bounds. In Momma Loves Her Little Son, little ones are swept away on a magical adventure over mountains and skyscrapers and through forests and streams — a tender and joyful celebration of the enduring bond between mother and child.”

John Carter Cash, himself the father of three, is also the author of Anchored In Love : An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash.

The new picture book is illustrated in Americana art style by Marc Burckhardt, who has prior ties to the First Family of Music. Burckhardt’s lithograph portrait of Johnny Cash helped win the Grammy for package design for The Legend (Hardcover book and CD edition).

Beliefnet.com quotes the younger Cash on the origins of the new book: “When I was young, my mother said to me: ‘Momma loves her little son.’ Now, this tender endearment holds a firm meaning within my life, inside my spirit. It reminds me that in sharing love, it grows that much greater in our hearts.”

As the mother of two boys (soon to be three), I look forward to getting a look at this book. With its early spring release, looks like this title will be a Mother’s Day shoo-in.

posted by Janie McQueen, author of The New Magic Bookshelf: Finding Great Books Your Child Will Treasure Forever

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