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Veronika Martenova Charles is an award winning author whose books for children reflect her fascination with story, mythology & cultures from around the globe.

Land Beyond The Wall  

New Book!!

The Land Beyond
the Wall

Emma lives on the grey, cold, lonely side of a wall, where people speak in whispers and no flowers grow. On the other side, there is happiness and colour, but she can never go there.

A beautiful allegory that uses magical realism to confront the hard realities of immigration and the universal struggle of finding one's voice and one's place in the world.




Easy-To-Read Wonder Tales Books...

• 2011 Aesop Awards, Accolade Award Winner
• 2012 Great Book Award Winner, Canadian Toy Testing Council

a fun and highly accessible read for youngsters.
Canadian Children's Book News

Highly Recommended ****/4"
CM Magazine


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Easy-To-Read Wonder Tales Books 6-10!

Here are five more books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Each book presents three different versions of a well known fairy tale.





Fairy Tales in The Classroom

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"an excellent resource which shares a great way to teach fairy tales and inspire story building in children."

CM Magazine - Highly Recommended
"Charles proves that, despite the digital age and the barrage of multimedia, storytelling today is alive and healthy in classrooms as a form of literary expression."

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For Teachers:
Fairy Tales in the Classroom

Teaching Students to Write Stories with Meaning Through Traditional Tales...

A groundbreaking new book that provides teachers in the early grades with the background and practical approaches to maximize the potential of traditional tales with their students.


  For Teachers:
Lesson Plans & Worksheets

To accompany Easy-To-Read Wonder Tales books 1-5.

For use in Language and Fairy Tales Units in Elementary grades, these original, classroom-tested teaching aids are free to download and use in the classroom


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