1. We wanted to share some sample pages from Palmer Brown’s The Silver Nutmeg, the companion book to Beyond the Pawpaw Trees. So here they are! Anna Lavinia gets quite a surprise when the acorns she threw into Dew Pond are thrown back. But the other side of the Pond is the gravity-less home of Toby and his Aunt Cornelia, who entertain Anna on the ceiling and introduces her to her pet tortoise JC, for Jolly Codger, or Old Jungle Creeper, whichever you think suits him better.