Anarchy Acres recently announced the release of “Haystack Rumors,” the third book in the Team Anarchy Stories for Children series. The author is Charlie Tennessen, a Mount Pleasant farmer featured in a recent Emmy-award winning episode of Wisconsin Foodie, a Wisconsin Public Television show.
Team Anarchy Stories for Children are based on the animals and people who live on Anarchy Acres, the real-life farm where Tennessen farms with donkeys and brings back rare varieties of heritage wheat from Wisconsin’s past.
The third installment of the Team Anarchy Stories for Children Series, “Haystack Rumors” is a story about one of the donkeys, Sebastian, and the rumors that the neighborhood children tell about him. There are concerns in the neighborhood that Sebastian is dangerous and bites people. A young girl has doubts, and she ends up making friends with Sebastian and the Friendly Farmer.
“Haystack Rumors” is 40 pages long and is intended for children ages 4-10. It’s beautifully illustrated in original watercolor paintings by Racine artist Chloé Wright. The book includes a “story behind the story” section at the end explaining where the inspiration for “Haystack Rumors” came from, as well as an educational page about hay. The goal of Team Anarchy Stories for Children is to entertain, teach, and inspire children of all ages about sustainability and cooperation.
The Team Anarchy Stories for Children series was launched in 2017 with the release of “Rosie’s New Harness.” It’s the story of the smallest donkey in Team Anarchy, Rosie, and the time her harness disappeared from the rack in the barn.
The second book, “Popcorn Day,” was released in the summer of 2018. Cassie, the spotted donkey, is the subject of “Popcorn Day.” With the release of “Haystack Rumors,” each donkey has been the focus of one of the books.
Rosie, Cassie, and Sebastian are three small donkeys, with big hearts, who live together on Anarchy Acres in Mount Pleasant. Even though they are small donkeys, if they work together, they can pull all sorts of things. If Team Anarchy did not work together, even if each donkey had a harness on, they could not pull much of anything.
All three books are available at anarchyacres.com/books or DP Wigley Company, 234 Wisconsin Ave.