The Adventures of Miss Charlotte YLG Giveaway
The first two books in Dominique Demers’s popular Adventure of Miss Charlotte series: The New Teacher and The Mysterious Librarian
Brilliantly illustrated by Tony Ross, these are entertaining, imaginative and inspiring books – you won’t be able to finish The New Teacher without wishing you had a teacher just like Miss Charlotte, and The Mysterious Librarian is a wonderful story about the magical and inspiring power of books.
The New Teacher
Mademoiselle Charlotte, the new teacher, is not like the others: she wears a large hat and a crumpled dress that make her look like a scarecrow, and she talks to a rock. The children think she is crazy at first, but soon realize she makes school more fun than ever, getting them to measure the room with cooked spaghetti in maths class, telling fascinating stories about a gorilla and even taking the pupils on at football.
The Mysterious Librarian
When the mysterious and eccentric Miss Charlotte arrives in the village of Saint-Anatole to take over the tiny library, the locals are surprised to find out that she does things differently. Wearing a long blue dress and a giant hat, she takes her books out for a walk in a wheelbarrow and shows the children that reading can be fun and useful. Sometimes she is so caught up in the magic of the stories she shares with her audience that she forgets all sense of reality – so much so that one day she loses consciousness and the children must find a way to bring her back.