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Children's Fiction Dogs


by (author) Teddy Jam

illustrated by Harvey Chan

Groundwood Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 1999
Dogs, Chapter Books, Humorous Stories
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 1999
    List Price

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Out of print

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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.

Teddy Jam's profile page

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.

Harvey Chan's profile page

Editorial Reviews

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

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