Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 7 to 9
- Grade: 2 to 4
- Reading age: 7 to 9
When Charlotte finds a stray dog and takes it home, a very unusual summer begins, complete with a rundown cottage, some suspicious cookies, and a mysterious stranger in black. The spunky, engaging heroine of The Charlotte Stories is back in this adventure-mystery novel by award-winning author Teddy Jam.
About the authors
Teddy Jam (Matt Cohen) was the pseudonymous author of many wonderful children's books, including Night Cars (which Michele Landsberg called "the Canadian Goodnight Moon"), This New Baby, and The Year of Fire, The Stoneboat, The Kid Line and The Fishing Summer, now collected in the anthology How We Were. He was also a novelist who won the Governor General's Award for his last novel, Elizabeth and After.
Harvey Chan immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong as a teenager. He has won the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award three times - with Paul Yee for Roses Sing on New Snow and Ghost Train, and with Celia Barker Lottridge for Music for the Tsar of the Sea by Celia Barker Lottridge. Harvey is currently living in Hong Kong.
Teddy Jam is one fine writer...[ttuM] provides young readers with a transitional novel that is both wonderfully written and true to life.
Quill & Quire
This light adventure-mystery moves along at a steady pace.
School Library Journal