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Pasture Bedtime
By (author): Sigmund Brouwer Illustrated by: Sabrina Gendron
9781459825888 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 6 - 8, Grade (CAN) from 1 - 3, Grade (US) from 1 - 3, Reading age from 6 - 8 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Farm Animals North America Feb 16, 2021 Print Run: 6000
$7.95 CAD
Forthcoming 5.25 x 7.63 x 0.13 in | 200 gr 112 pages 36 B&W illustrations Orca Book Publishers
If there is one thing Charlie knows for sure, it's that cows do not belong in trees.

Eleven-year-old Charlie Dembinski likes to keep his life organized and quiet. This is a challenge when you live on a farm where your mother runs a veterinary clinic for the local livestock, neighbors’ pets and sometimes rescued wildlife. To complicate Charlie’s orderly life even further, his mother hires a bookkeeper to live on the farm who brings along her daughter, Amy Ma. And Amy is anything but quiet! Her constant questions and attempts to spend time with Charlie really bother him, and he doesn’t understand why the adults seem to like her so much. But when a neighbor’s beloved dog gets sick with a mysterious illness, Charlie realizes that Amy’s outgoing approach might not be all that bad.

This is the first book in the Charlie's Rules series.

Key Selling Points

  • Pasture Bedtime is a story about friendship and different ways of looking at the world.
  • This is the first of four books to come out in the Charlie’s Rules series; the next are due out in Spring 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022.
  • This book showcases the wildly different personalities of the two main characters and how they reconcile their ways of living life. Charlie is very reserved and lives ‘by the book’ while Amy is outgoing and impulsive.
  • This book is chock-full of animal stories; a puppy is abandoned, a dog falls ill with a mysterious sickness, a cow gets stuck in a tree, an owl gets into a sticky situation and a kitten has tummy troubles. An author note in the back of the book explains that all of these stories are true.
  • Sigmund Brouwer is well-known by teachers and librarians and his Orca Echoes books are bestsellers within the series.

Sigmund Brouwer has written more than 100 books for readers of all ages including the 2015 Arthur Ellis Award-winning novel Dead Man's Switch (Harvest House). He is the author of the Justine McKeen series and the Howling Timberwolves series in the Orca Echoes line. He visits over 150 schools per year, speaking to over 60,000 students. Sigmund lives in Red Deer, Alberta.

Sabrina Gendron has a degree in visual arts from Cégep de Ste-Foy, as well as 2D/3D animation from Collège Bart. In addition to many French-language books, she is the illustrator of Badir and the Beaver and High and Dry in the Orca Echoes line. Sabrina lives in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec.

“Use Pasture Bedtime for curriculum enhancement, or just read it for the fun of an enjoyable read. Highly Recommended.” - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“The solid writing delivers a straightforward and charming plot, ideal for young readers transitioning to chapter books...A pleasant read for lovers of pet stories.” - Kirkus Reviews

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