How a 93-year-old Navy veteran in North Idaho saw his mother’s forgotten children’s book finally published

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Peggy and Peter go on many magical journeys in Mister Deedle’s Tree House.

It wasn’t until her two children had grown up that Margaret Morrison Roeth found enough spare time to craft the kind of beautifully illustrated tale that once would have fully captured Charles and Helen Betsy’s young imaginations.

Taking her paintbrush and pen to paper in 1948, the lifelong artist spun up endearingly quaint stories and illustrations for her original children’s book, Mister Deedle’s Tree House. The 50-page tome’s central characters, Peter and Peggy, and their

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