Laura Charlotte

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Puffin Books, Feb 1, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
7 Reviews
Warm, gentle humor and glowing illustrations bring to life the intergenerational story of a little gray flannel elephant and the two little girls who, separated by time, loved it.

"A gently reassuring story about the love that spans generations and is handed down with toys.... Cooper's illustrations envelop the reader in their warmth as they recapture the mood of summer nights and cozy bedrooms". -- Publishers Weekly
-- "Glowing with love and security.... Just right for storytime as well as bedtime". -- Kirkus Reviews, pointer review
-- "Cooper draws a young heroine whose innocence and joie de vivre are a delight to behold". -- Booklist, starred review

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User Review  - RachelHollingsworth - LibraryThing

A story of a stuffed elephant made for a little girl. The elephant was made by the main character, Laura's great-grandmother. Laura's elephant's name is Charlotte because her mother had named it the ... Read full review

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User Review  - taramankin - LibraryThing

A young girl named Laura was having trouble falling asleep. Laura wanted her Mama to tell her the story about Charlotte, her stuffed elephant. The stuffed elephant was hand sewn by her Grandma for her ... Read full review

About the author (1997)

KATHRYN O. GALBRAITH is the author of more than a dozen children's books, and lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and one brave puppy.

The illustrator of more than sixty children's books, Floyd Cooper is a past recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration and a four-time recipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor Award. He lives in Pennsylvania with his family. Visit his website at

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