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When Charley Met Granpa

By Amy Hest
Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

Dear Granpa ... When are you coming to see Charley? Bring a big suitcase and stay a long time and I'll meet you at the station...

Readers fell in love with Henry and his truly adorable new puppy, Charley, in Charley's First Night. In this beautiful follow-up title, Henry hopes – very much – that his granpa, who is coming for a visit, will love Charley just as much as he does (a LOT). But Granpa is a little wary of dogs ... he's never been friends with one before. Luckily, Charley isn't any ordinary little puppy, he's a very smart one and this could be the beginning of a very beautiful friendship indeed...

  • A dream team pairing of two beloved picture books creators: author Amy Hest and illustrator Helen Oxenbury.
  • A warm, yet sweetly humorous depiction of the bond between both a boy and his dog and a boy and his grandfather.
  • Just try to resist all the warmth and feeling in both the text and illustrations!

About the author

Amy Hest was born in New York City and raised on Long Island. She is the author of more than thirty books for young readers including When Jessie Came Across the Sea, illustrated by P.J. Lynch, and Kiss Good Night, Sam, a New York Times bestseller. She is a three-time winner of the Christopher Medal and winner of the Boston Glove Book Award, more usually known as the Boston GLOBE Book Award. She lives in New York. Visit Amy online at www.amyhest.com

About the illustrator

Helen Oxenbury is among the most popular and critically acclaimed illustrators of her time. Her numerous books for children include Smarties Book Prize-winning Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell; We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen; as well as her classic board books for babies. She won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Alice in Wonderland. Her most recent picture book was the critically acclaimed There's Going to Be a Baby, the first book-publishing collaboration between her and her husband John Burningham. Helen lives in London.

ISBN: 9781406345988
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 1, 2013
Dimensions: 210 x 250mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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