An American Classic is back, have you ever read it? This is the special 50 year anniviersary hardcover copy written by Russel Hoban.
Charlie the Beaver wants to be a tramp when he grows up. “Tramps don’t have to learn how to chop down trees and how to roll logs and how to build dams. Tramps just tramp around and have a good time. Tramps carry sticks with little bundles tied to them. They sleep in a field when the weather is nice, and when it rains they sleep in a barn.” Charlie sets off with his bundle. But when he hears water trickling, he can’t get to sleep. Will he be able to resist the urge to make it stop? As Grandfather Beaver says, “You never know when a tramp will turn out to be a beaver.”
This book has been around for many years and while I never read it growing up, I am so glad that I can share it with my daughter. I actually wonder if my grandmother ever read this to her children? I love the old time feel of this book, it takes me back to when life was much simplier and time didn't go so fast.
This is a great book that will be wonderful for you to share with your family members.
This sweet little book talks about Charlie and while he is growing up he doesn't want to work like a beaver does, he wants to roam around and be free like a tramp.
However, eventually he soon comes home again, exchanging jobs for meals. Eventually Charlie is buildis a dam and becomes the beaver he was meant to be. He was growing up.
About the Author:
Russell Hoban (1925-2011) first became famous for his children’s picture books about a badger named Frances and other animal characters that have a lot in common with children we know – bedtime for Frances, A Baby Sister for Frances, Bread and Jam for Frances, and Emmit Otter’s Jug-band Christmas.
I am so excited to offer one of my readers a copy of this great classic book a book which won Boys Club of America Junior book award in 1968.
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