Shy Charles

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Dial Books for Young Readers, May 1, 1992 - Babysitters - 32 pages
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Charles is as happy as a clam--and about as talkative as one. He positively trembles at the thought of meeting other children. Not even a chocolate surprise can get Charles to open up. When faced with a genuine emergency, this mousiest of mice proves that silent types are sometimes the biggest heroes of all. School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Excellence. Full color.

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User Review  - jaimie919 - LibraryThing

Charles always played alone. When he went out with his mother he never said thank you or anything at that. His parents were tired of having fights over speaking. His dad decides to put him in sports ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kirsti Call - Goodreads

This is a great story for shy kids, but I was hoping for more of a resolution. This story was definitely realistic though. Read full review

About the author (1992)

Rosemary Wells, author and illustrator of several dozen books for children and young adults, was born in 1943 in New York City. She studied at the Museum School at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Wells began her career in publishing, working as an art editor and designer first at Allyn and Bacon and later at Macmillan Publishing. Her first work, which she both wrote and illustrated, was Martha's Birthday, published in 1970. Her first work for young adults was The Fog Comes on Little Pig Feet, published in 1972. Wells is perhaps most famous for the Max series, beginning with Max's First Word, published by Dial in 1979. Although the primary audience for the series is very young children, the books appeal to the senses of humor of even small children. Wells says that the inspiration for these stories is her own children. Wells is the recipient of numerous awards including a Children's Book Council Award for Noisy Nora in 1974, the Edgar Allan Pie award for two young adult books, Through the Looking Glass and When No One Was Looking, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Shy Charles. Rosemary Wells is married to Thomas Moore Wells, an architect. The couple has two daughters.

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