Monday, December 3, 2012

Holiday Shopping!

Compass Book Reviews gives THE WONDER OF CHARLIE ANNE five stars and recommends it as one of its top picks for holiday gift giving. CHARLIE ANNE is one of eight novels the popular review site recommends for girls between the ages of 9-12.

“Charlie Anne is an amazing character with an incredible amount of spunk,” it says.

Here is the review: "Like many during the Great Depression, Charlie Anne's family is down on their luck. Author Kimberly Newton Fusco details this disheartened family's farm life in a beautifully poetic and touching manner. And while life initially seems full of heartache, an unexpected friendship brings much-needed sunshine into Charlie Anne's life.

Charlie Anne is an amazing character. She has an incredible amount of spunk and can't help but say exactly what she's thinking. Though she has her flaws, readers will cheer on her courageous spirit. The Wonder of Charlie Anne also tackles racial issues prevalant during the time period. These conflicts are presented from a child's perspective and show how love, friendship, and kindness can triumph. The Wonder of Charlie Anne is historical fiction for children at its finest!"

THE WONDER OF CHARLIE ANNE also received a Parents' Choice Silver Medal, was named a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, was placed on the American Library Association's Amelia Bloomer List of strong empowering girls, and is a current Nutmeg Book Award Nominee in CT.
  For the Compass Book Reviews complete list of holiday recommendations, visit   Thank you, Compass Book Reviews!