Charlotte and the Quiet Place

Charlotte and the Quiet Place


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2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Gold Award Winner!
2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards Silver Medalist!
2015 National Parenting Publications Bronze Award Winner!

Charlotte likes quiet. But wherever Charlotte goes, she is surrounded by noise, noise, noise—her yipping dog, Otto; the squeaky, creaky swings; the warbling, wailing sirens. Even in the library, children yammer and yell. Where can Charlotte find a quiet place? Sara Woolley’s magnificent watercolors bring Charlotte’s city to life when Otto leads her on a wild chase through the park. There, Charlotte discovers a quiet place where she never would have imagined!

Sometimes children need a break from our noisy, over-stimulating world.Charlotte and the Quiet Place shows how a child learns and practices mindful breathing on her own and experiences the beauty of silence. All children will relate to the unfolding adventure and message of self-discovery and empowerment. Parents, teachers, and caretakers of highly active or sensitive children will find this story especially useful.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941529027
Publisher: Parallax Press
Publication date: 07/21/2015
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 205,452
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 660L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Deborah Sosin is a writer, editor, and clinical social worker specializing in mindfulness-based psychotherapy. She holds an MSW from Smith College School for Social Work and an MFA from Lesley University. Her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine, the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and in numerous other publications. She teaches at GrubStreet in Boston and offers "Write It Like It Is" workshops. She lives in a quiet apartment outside of Boston, Massachusetts, with her very quiet cats, Sophia and Sascha. This is her first book.

Sara Woolley is an award-winning illustrator and visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. In addition to creating captivating watercolor illustrations and graphics for books, Woolley has designed costume pieces, puppets, and props for stage and film. She currently teaches at the Academy of Art University, where she earned her MFA.

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Charlotte and the Quiet Place

Charlotte’s house is noisy.
In the hallway, the floorboards groan.
In the living room, the TV bellows and blares.
In the kitchen, her dog, Otto, yips, yaps, and yowls.
Even in her bedroom, which is supposed to be a quiet place, the old steam radiator
hisses, whistles, and whines.

Where can Charlotte find a quiet place?

Charlotte’s school is noisy.
In the classroom, the bell clangs.
In the lunchroom, the trays clatter and crash.
On the playground, the swings creak, squeak, and rattle.
Even in the library, which is supposed to be a quiet place, the children giggle, yammer, and yell.

Where can Charlotte find a quiet place?

Charlotte’s neighborhood is very, very noisy.
On the sidewalk, the jackhammers blast.
On the street, the sirens warble and wail.
Underground, the subway screeches, rumbles, and roars.
Even in the park, which is supposed to be a quiet place, the leaf blower buzzes, blusters,
and hums.

“Nooo!” cries Charlotte. “I have to find a quiet place!”

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