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This Way, Charlie



by
Caron Levis
illustrated by
Charles Santoso

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Abrams
Imprint
Abrams
ISBN
9781419742064
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JLG Category

Primary Plus

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 that will be tested by life’s storms—but will ultimately change each life for the better.

Author’s note. Full-color digital illustrations. 

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

10" x 11"

Dewey

F

AR

3.5: points 0.5

Lexile

AD640L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jul 2020

Book Genres

Animal Stories (Tales), Picture Book

Topics

Goats. Horses. Blindness in animals. Ranch life. Animal rehabilitation centers. Friendship.

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Praise & Reviews

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School Library Journal

School Library Journal

Open Bud Ranch is an animal sanctuary for injured or rescued animals. Cows, dogs, cats, and sheep all reside there including Jack, a misanthropic goat who keeps to himself. That is, until a horse named Charlie arrives. Charlie is energetic and full of good cheer, and is blind in one eye. The two form a friendship and readers observe how Jack becomes Charlie’s eyes on the farm, helping him navigate the terrain. We also get a brief insight into Jack’s abusive past, explaining his aloofness. One day, after Charlie has lost sight in both eyes, the two companions are caught in a terrible storm and Charlie can’t hear his friend’s instructions over the roar of the wind. Charlie becomes trapped and it is up to Jack to overcome his reticence and rouse the other animals for help. Based on a true friendship between a horse and a goat, this picture book has much to offer for young readers about life’s challenges and how we handle them. Levis (Ida, Always) excels at crafting emotional, but never saccharine, tales of friendship. Strongly recommend for purchase.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Open Bud Ranch is an animal sanctuary for injured or rescued animals. Cows, dogs, cats, and sheep all reside there including Jack, a misanthropic goat who keeps to himself. That is, until a horse named Charlie arrives. Charlie is energetic and full of good cheer, and is blind in one eye. The two form a friendship and readers observe how Jack becomes Charlie’s eyes on the farm, helping him navigate the terrain. We also get a brief insight into Jack’s abusive past, explaining his aloofness. One day, after Charlie has lost sight in both eyes, the two companions are caught in a terrible storm and Charlie can’t hear his friend’s instructions over the roar of the wind. Charlie becomes trapped and it is up to Jack to overcome his reticence and rouse the other animals for help. Based on a true friendship between a horse and a goat, this picture book has much to offer for young readers about life’s challenges and how we handle them. Levis (Ida, Always) excels at crafting emotional, but never saccharine, tales of friendship. Strongly recommend for purchase.

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