Purchase "The Cabin by the Riverside" by local author, Joseph Schmidt, to benefit the Ridgewood YMCA

Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2015

Looking for a wonderful holiday gift for kids? Local Ridgewood resident and author, Joseph Schmidt, has just published an endearing children's book entitled The Cabin by the Riverside and is generously donating 50% of book sale proceeds to the Ridgewood YMCA.
The Cabin by the Riverside began as a poem written by Joseph when he was eight years old. Along with the words of the poem, Joseph created a vivid inner landscape which brought the poem to life in his mind. The poem and these images remained close to him throughout his life and became a bed-time tradition for his sons, Justin and Jeremy, when they were young boys. At age 60, Joseph decided to capture these images for a children's book and sketched each scene as he saw it in his mind's eye. He then worked with June Atkin, a professional illustrator, who used these sketches to render the finished scenes that you find in this book.

Joseph, a long time Y member, as well as an active member of the Ridgewood YMCA Board Of Directors, lives in Ridgewood, with his wife, Kathryn. A father of two sons, he is now learning to be a grandfather.

The Cabin by the Riverside may be purchased at Amazon for $14.95 by clicking here.

The book will also be available from the Welcome Center of the Ridgewood YMCA beginning December 2.

The Ridgewood YMCA thanks Joseph for his generosity and hope that The Cabin by the Riverside becomes a treasured favorite by all!