Charlie Anderson

Charlie Anderson

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by Barbara Abercrombie, Mark Graham
     
 

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Charlie, a fuzzy gray cat, walked out of the woods one evening and into Elizabeth's and Sarah's hearts. Now he sleeps on their beds, lets them dress him up in doll clothes, and laps up warm milk on chilly nights. But where does Charlie go during the day?

It's not until a storm keeps Charlie away one night that the two sisters discover his other, daytime, home.

Overview

Charlie, a fuzzy gray cat, walked out of the woods one evening and into Elizabeth's and Sarah's hearts. Now he sleeps on their beds, lets them dress him up in doll clothes, and laps up warm milk on chilly nights. But where does Charlie go during the day?

It's not until a storm keeps Charlie away one night that the two sisters discover his other, daytime, home. But maybe that's not such a bad thing. Because, just like Elizabeth and Sarah, Charlie has two houses, two beds, and two families who love him very, very much!

Editorial Reviews

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Booklist Graham's softly blended full-color paintings reflect the gentle warmth of Abercrombie's prose, which capably employs a simple text to reinforce the good fortune of the cat an the girls...
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
A cat comes out of the night and wins the hearts of two sisters. Charlie sleeps on Elizabeth's bed, but after his morning bowl of milk, he disappears. Then one day, Sarah and Elizabeth discover they have a lot in common with Charlie-two homes and two loving families.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-- Two sisters, Elizabeth and Sarah, adopt the cat who appears on their doorstep every evening--but never during the day. Soon he is sleeping on their beds and answering to the name of Charlie. The girls visit their father in the city every weekend, but on weekdays, when they are home with their mother, Charlie is always there by suppertime. One night the cat doesn't come. The next day the girls discover that he lives in a house with a family on the other side of the woods, where he is called Anderson, fed by day and let out by night. They all call the cat ``Charlie Anderson,'' and realize that he, like Elizabeth and Sarah, ``has two houses, two beds, two families who love him.'' Graham's soft-toned, realistic paintings of the charming little girls and the furry gray cat are delightfully appealing, perfectly conveying the mood and message of the story. --Shirley Wilton, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689504860
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date:
09/01/1990
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,156,246
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
480L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Barbara Abercrombie, an author of books for both children and adults, teaches creative writing in the Writers' Program at UCLA Extension and conducts writing workshops for the Wellness Community. She lives with her husband in Santa Monica, California, and Twin Bridges, Montana.

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Charlie Anderson 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book for inferencing skills for second graders.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in second grade and i still love it! A memorable and cute story, one you'll never foreget. Great for kids who love cats.