This Way Charlie by Caron Levis

Harry Abrams

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40 Pages

11 × .6 × 10 in.

By Caron Levis, illustrated by Charles Santoso. Reading Level age: 4 - 8 years

All the animals at the Open Bud Ranch can see that Jack likes keeping his space to himself—but when Charlie arrives, he doesn’t see Jack at all. He’s still getting used to seeing out of only one of his eyes. The two get off to a bumpy start. At first Jack, is anxious and distrustful. But one day, he summons his courage and guides Charlie to his favorite sunlit field: this way, Charlie. And so begins a powerful friendship, which gets tested by life’s storms—but ultimately changes each life for the better. From the award-winning team behind Ida, Always comes a sensitive, nuanced story about kindness, patience, and love—and the importance of understanding and accepting one another’s challenges and differences.

Caron Levis is the author of several picture books including This Way, Charlie and the award winning Ida, Always illustrated by Charles Santoso. She is a professor and advisor for The New School’s Writing for Children/YA MFA program, a licensed social worker, and loves using drama and writing to explore emotions, literacy, and creativity with kids and groan-ups through her author workshops. Caron gains many of the skills she needs as a writer from friendships which teach her how to listen, trust, wait; to make mistakes, keep going, and always sniff the honeysuckles. Visit her at

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