Myrtle On The Move

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Exciting times ahead as the gorgeous and wise Myrtle returns with her fabulous friends. In the meantime they’ve all learned French and are about to share their new adventures.

Cynthia Reyes

The little purple turtle returns!

Myrtle — who lived in our family’s hearts for 28 years, captured the imagination of S. African illustrator Jo Robinson, then, in the last year, charmed thousands of children and adults around the world — is on the move.

First, she returns this autumn as “Vertu”, in French.  The text was translated by Myrtle-lovers Jean Long and Jessica Charnock, that creative duo whom you’ve met on this blog.

Here’s Jo’s draft of the cover:

Myrtle Vertu Cover French

Then Jessica emailed: Would Jo and I permit her to make a wall hanging of Myrtle? 

Jo and I were giddy with excitement, of course, and Jessica proceeded to hook the Myrtle the Purple Turtle rug.

And what-do-you-know?  Her wall hanging won “honourable mention” at the huge show and conference of the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild last May in our nation’s capital! Congrats, Jessica!

blog-photo-myrtle-hooked-rug-magazine-cover.jpgIn the just-released Autumn issue…

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6 thoughts on “Myrtle On The Move

    floridaborne said:
    October 9, 2018 at 4:09 am

    Happy to see that you’re working on books again. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    HESTER said:
    October 9, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Wow, Awesomeness, so very happy and thankful for you.

    Love that!

    Congratulations & Celebrations

    Love u lots xxx


    danniehill said:
    October 9, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Congratulations. Beautiful cover


    Jane Fritz said:
    October 9, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Hope you are OK, following Cynthia’s comments re your challenging year, Jo. Looking forward to Myrtle en français.


    patriciaruthsusan said:
    October 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Congratulations, Jo. How wonderful for you. 🙂 — Suzanne


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