news release

news release


March 11, 2002



778 Western Dr.

Point Richmond, CA, 94801

(510) 237-5551


Publisher of MUSICTALES for kids




In My Grandmother's Garden                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Music and Lyrics by Kit Eakle, illustrations by Laura Jean Eakle         CONTACT: KIT EAKLE 

$19.95 Hardcover & CD, 34 pages              ISBN 0-9713194-0-5 • LCCN 2001 126617


Children’s Book by Bay Area Author Tagged for National Award



PT. RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA— Bay area children’s book publisher, MUSICKIT, is announcing that their first book, In My Grandmother's Garden (ISBN #0-9713194-0-5) has been nominated for the prestigious GRADIVA AWARD. This award, given annually by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, will be presented at the annual NAAP Conference luncheon on April 27, 2002 at the Lighthouse at 111 East 59th St. in New York City.


“In My Grandmother’s Garden” is a unique children’s picture book by San Francisco Bay area [or Point Richmond, or East Bay, or Bay Area – take your pick] author/composer, Kit Eakle. The book features lovely pictures and references to San Francisco Bay and its bridges. The story, told in song is about a young girl and her grandmother and how they overcome the death of their grandfather/husband through creating art. The illustrations are the actual artwork of these two main characters.


Mr. Eakle, a music educator in Tiburon, will be reading and performing from the book at Book Passage bookstore in Corte Madera on April 8 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.


In My Grandmother's Garden is available at leading bookstores everywhere.


For more information contact Kit Eakle (rhymes with “freckle”) at MUSICKIT Publishing, 778 Western Dr., Point Richmond, CA, 94801, or online at