• File Size: 2918 KB
  • Print Length: 52 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Gallo-Romano Media; 1.12 edition (December 4, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

Book Description

 Age Level: 6 - 18 | Grade Level: 3 - 12
Charlie finds it tough when his parents divorce - but Auntie Kate helps him overcome his greatest fear.
Award winning bestseller Emma Calin's brand new series of modern day fairy stories for younger readers.

When Charlie has to move from the country into the city, he leaves behind his home, his mates and his beloved football team. He will need to make new friends. With his small size and red hair, some people aren't kind to him. He wonders if he can face another day at school.

A trip to the circus gives him the strength to see himself and others in a new way.

Both printed and digital versions of this chapter book story are enriched with charming illustrations (anime-style). Free bonus audio and video material is included via links in the text. Simply pop them up during the story on smart phones or electronic devices to bring this timeless story into the 21st century as you read.

 Book Review

Interactive books like this one are a really good way to entice your computer and television generation kids to read. I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review and I honestly feel that it is a beautiful book for anyone to read. There is Charlie, whose parents have separated. Now his mother must work hard in the big city of London away from their hometown of Suffolk. This means leaving everything familiar behind and heading into a new school with no friends.

A miserable first day at school results in some sympathy from Auntie Kate, whose home they are living in for the time being. She teaches Charlie to embrace his differences and even flaunt them. They go to the circus and Charlie gets picked by a clown to go up on the high trapeze. An adventure that allows him to understand that the only limits on his experiences are the ones that he places on himself. 

The next day at school he is transformed from a shy small child to a confident boy who manages to impress the entire class and make friends for life.

Emma's 'Once upon a NOW' series has the following three books

    Alf The Workshop Dog.
    Isabella'sPink Bicycle
    Kool Kid Kruncha and The High Trapeze
2 Responses
  1. Emma Calin Says:

    Thank you so much for reading and reviewing my book, It's always such a boost when readers take the trouble to give feedback and wonderful to think that a book has given pleasure.

    Emma x

  2. It was a lovely short read Emma, and my son did enjoy it. I got wise after Alf and told him we would do the videos after we finished the words!

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