The Charlotte Stories
Written by Teddy Jam
Illustrated by Harvey Chan
Publication Date September 01, 1994
Three cheery stories about Charlotte -- an intrepid and curious seven-year-old who, like all children, can be compassionate, mean, friendly and selfish all at the same time.
Teddy Jam (Matt Cohen) was the pseudonymous author of many wonderful children's books, including Night Cars (which Michele Landsberg called "the Canadian Goodnight Moon"), This New Baby, and The Year of Fire, The Stoneboat, The Kid Line and The Fishing Summer, now collected in the anthology How We Were. He was also a novelist who won the Governor General's Award for his last novel, Elizabeth and After.
Harvey Chan immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong as a teenager. He has won the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award three times - with Paul Yee for Roses Sing on New Snow and Ghost Train, and with Celia Barker Lottridge for Music for the Tsar of the Sea by Celia Barker Lottridge. Harvey is currently living in Hong Kong.
"Jam has created a warm and endearing character in the rambunctious Charlotte." School Library Journal