Charley, PPB
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Product ID : 9781937721107

Charley, PPB

Price: $14.95


208 Pages, Paperback
Release Date: 09/13/2013

Street-smart Charley, a twelve-year old orphan from Boston, uses his talent to sing his way into the hearts of a farming family in Maine, but now the boy from Boston's streets has to learn how to cope with farm life.

Praise for Charley
“Seim captures the world of orphans and foster children of early twentieth century America. It is hard not to fall in love with Charley, a child from the city streets of Boston…living with a foster family on a farm in Maine…a story of courage and resilience… A must read for all children trying to envision the past…an excellent history primer.” (Lawrence Yerdon, President and CEO, Strawbery Banke Museum)

About The Contributors
Author Donna Seim is the award-winning author of three children s picture books and three middle grade readers. Bella and Jingles is the story of a young girl who rescues a baby polar bear in Alaska. Where is Simon, Sandy? is set on the island of Grand Turk. It is the story of a little donkey that wouldn t quit. Satchi and Little Star is the story of an island girl who tries to catch and tame a wild horse. Cheeky and Charlemagne is a North Country adventure with two furry friends, who save their friends from the trappers. Hurricane Mia is an adventure story of a young girl who sets out to find the tea that cures everything. Charley, set in 1910, is based on a true story of a streetwise city boy from Boston who, after being abandoned, finds himself taken in by a dairy farming family in rural Maine. Charley was adapted as a play and performed both in Massachusetts and Maine. Donna is a graduate from The Ohio State University with a BSSW in the field of social welfare. She holds a MA in Special Education from Lesley University. She is a member of the Society of Children s Book Writers & Illustrators. Donna lives in Newbury, Massachusetts, with her husband, Martin, and her dog, Charlie. You can see more of her work at

Artist Susan Spellman, pursues a dual career as a fine artist and as an illustrator with extensive experience in painting, portraiture, and children s book illustration. Her fine art work can be viewed at: She has illustrated six previous titles by Donna Seim.


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