Charles's Bridge

Charles's Bridge

Charles's Bridge

Charles's Bridge


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 When armed soldiers arrive near their hometown in 1938, Charles's parents must move the family to another town in Czechoslovakia. Artistic Charles misses his old home--as well as the art supplies he had to leave behind. He knows there's no hope of replacing them, not with war looming. Then one day Charles spots a beautiful bridge, and inspiration strikes. He can make some art supplies! With paints made from clay, herbs, and vegetables, and brushes fashioned from branches and pussy willows, Charles paints the bridge.

Inspired by actual events, Charles's Bridge is a story of inspiration and an artist's fierce desire to create art and capture beauty during wartime. Beautifully illustrated, this book includes a reproduction of Charles's painting, and an Author's Note, PreS-Gr 3.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985415136
Publisher: 1021 Press
Publication date: 01/12/2021
Pages: 36
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Sandra Novacek is a librarian, writer, publisher, activist, and award-winning public library director. Charles's Bridge, her first picture book, is based on actual events from her late husband's life during World War II. Sandra lives in Detroit, Michigan and enjoys travel and collecting dragonfly pins.

Nicole Lapointe is a Detroit-based freelance artist whose main focus is digital illustration, but she also dabbles in multiple art mediums including stained glass, painting, and photography. Her most recent illustrated book is the award-winning Rosie: A Detroit Herstory.
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