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edition:Paperback
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category: Children's Fiction
published: Feb 2021
ISBN:9781459825888
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Pasture Bedtime

Charlie's Rules #1

by Sigmund Brouwer, illustrated by Sabrina Gendron

tagged: farm animals, friendship, farm & ranch life
Description

Eleven-year-old Charlie Dembinski likes to keep his life organized and quiet. This is a challenge when you live on a farm where your mother runs a veterinary clinic for the local livestock, neighbors’ pets and sometimes rescued wildlife. To complicate Charlie’s orderly life even further, his mother hires a bookkeeper to live on the farm who brings along her daughter, Amy Ma. And Amy is anything but quiet! Her constant questions and attempts to spend time with Charlie really bother him, and he doesn’t understand why the adults seem to like her so much. But when a neighbor’s beloved dog gets sick with a mysterious illness, Charlie realizes that Amy’s outgoing approach might not be all that bad.
This is the first book in the Charlie's Rules series.

About the Authors

Sigmund Brouwer has written more than 100 books for readers of all ages, including the 2015 Arthur Ellis Award–winning novel Dead Man's Switch and several books in the Orca Soundings, Orca Sports and Orca Echoes lines. He visits over 150 schools per year, speaking to over 60,000 students. Sigmund lives in Red Deer, Alberta.


Sabrina Gendron has a degree in visual arts from Cégep de Ste-Foy, as well as 2D/3D animation from Collège Bart. In addition to many French-language books, she is the illustrator of Badir and the Beaver and High and Dry in the Orca Echoes line. Sabrina lives in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Reading age:
6 to 8
Editorial Reviews

“Use Pasture Bedtime for curriculum enhancement, or just read it for the fun of an enjoyable read. Highly Recommended.”

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Charlie and Amy are delightful, engaging, funny characters. The well-written plot is simple and easy to follow for beginning and reluctant readers.”

— School Library Journal

“The solid writing delivers a straightforward and charming plot, ideal for young readers transitioning to chapter books...A pleasant read for lovers of pet stories.”

— Kirkus Reviews

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