Charlie loves to watch his relatives and friends get thrown high in the air during the traditional Inupiat blanket toss. But secretly, he's afraid to try it himself. At the Whaling Festival, he's ready to step up and overcome his fears. Warm humor and good energy fill the pages in this inspiring story while authentic details of Alaska Native life are shared to anchor the story in place. Glowing illustrations depict Charlie’s family and village friends as they prepare for the big celebration while action scenes capture the excitement and spirit of the Festival. Exhilarating moments are expressed in the text with fun to read aloud phrases that little ones will enjoy.
It's December 21st, with just 3 more days until the Christmas Pageant, and Anna Morgan is about to have her busy life turned upside down as she meets a runaway camel, named Charlie. Soon they are planning his entry into the pageant and before they know it, their schemes lead to mishaps happenin', and mistruths being told. Everyone involved with the pageant is in for a big surprise. Charlie and Anna experience funny moments, tender moments, trusting moments, all enveloped by love, forgiveness and acceptance.
North Carolina, 1917. Charlie Newell lives a quiet life farming as a sharecropper under the hot Southern sun and living in the Negro settlement of Holly Ridge. Even though the world is engaged in the Great War, Charlie's religion forbids him from fighting. He and other Negroes from the community have registered as conscientious objectors, but the U.S. Army ignores their stance and forces them into the service. Once Charlie begins his duties as a soldier, the trouble starts. Racial slurs, insults, and even physical abuse hound him, and he longs to return to his farm. His religious beliefs clash with the army when he refuses to work on Saturday-his Sabbath-and Charlie is arrested, court-martialed, and sentenced to ten years of hard labor. For Charlie, a simple man with simple dreams, his time in prison is the biggest obstacle in his life. Facing prejudice from fellow inmates, guards, and prison administrators is one thing. But it is the toll on his mind, body, and spirit that will truly test the strength of his convictions. The Court-Martial of Charlie Newell sheds light on a little-known piece of American history. Charlie Newell's plight artfully portrays the racial prejudice of America during World War I and reveals one man's fortitude in the face of adversity.
Charlie Joe Jackson, the most reluctant reader ever born, made it his mission in the first book to get through middle school without reading a single book from cover to cover. Now he's back, and trying desperately to get straight A's in order to avoid going to academic camp for the summer. In order to do this, he will have to betray his friend, lose the girl of his dreams, and end up acting in a school play about the inventor of paper towels. Charlie Joe's not exactly the "school play kind of guy", but desperate times call for desperate measures.
Early one morning in November of 1972 a young boy knocks on his neighbor’s door and explains that he can’t find his mother. The neighbor goes to the boy’s house and does find the mother, lying bludgeoned to death on the family room floor. Five hours later police find the boy’s father hunting, two hours from their home. He becomes the primary suspect in his wife’s murder. In the subsequent months and years the father and his sons live under the shadow of that murder trying to protect the victim’s reputation and to avenge her death. Charlie is Steve Powell’s first novel
THE STORY: It's a very special day at the racetrack, where Champagne Charlie, a race-track regular, has had a race named in his honor. A dreamer and teller of tall tales, Charlie is accompanied by his wife of fifty-three years, Mary Lee, an incur
The frail little 6 month old filly was a last minute rescue and in poor condition when she came to live at Flanagan Farms. Trish Flanagan named her Charlie and the name suited the sassy pony. Charlie had been thoughtlessly neglected and abandoned but with some special care and lots of love, Charlie became the finest and most beautiful horse Trish had ever seen. Charlie's smarts, loyalty and courage inspired her story and she continues to amaze those that know and lover her. However, Charlie's story is far from over and the best parts are yet to come.
ABOUT THE BOOK..... Charlie s Cage is an engaging book for Early Readers and Spiritual Readers of all ages. The main character, a parakeet named Charlie, escapes his cage and home and is guided by other birds, animals, and elements of nature through all four seasons on his journey back home. It is a story about responsibility, appreciating what we have, and learning from those who provide support and assistance as we find ourselves in various types of "cages" during our earthly life. The spiritual undertone symbolizes our journeys through the seasons of life on Earth as we learn, grow, and prepare for the Ultimate Homecoming in the spirit realm. As a Native American storyteller, the teachings of the four directions and spiritual symbolism for the various characters, in conjunction with my Christian faith and beliefs, makes Charlie's Cage a tapestry of words to be enjoyed by the children of every season.