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From Charlie's Point of View

by Richard Scrimger

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published: 2005
ISBN:9780887766794
publisher: Tundra
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From Charlie’s Point of View

When Charlie’s dad is accused of robbery, he tries to solve the mystery. But how can a blind teenager unravel a crime like this? Kids will relish the plot twists and funny, fast-paced dialogue.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.

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Charlie Fairmile’s dad has been accused of bank robbery. Charlie knows he isn’t guilty, but the police are convinced he’s the Stocking Bandit. They have eye witnesses. They even claim to have evidence. His mother says if his father goes to jail, they’ll have to move. So Charlie has to find the real criminal – and fast. With the help of his best friends, Bernadette and Lewis, and his guardian angel, Gideon, Charlie sets out to solve the mystery. But can a blind teenager unravel a crime even the police can’t solve?

Introducing Charlie, a smart, confident, and spunky hero, his tough-as-nails best friends, and his quirky and mysterious guardian angel in a satisfying and fast-paced modern-day mystery.

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Contributor notes

Richard Scrimger is the award-winning author of eight novels for young readers, three picture books, and three books for adults. Columns detailing Richard’s adventures in parenthood have been published in The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, and Today’s Parent. His first children’s novel, The Nose from Jupiter, won the 10th Annual Mr. Christie’s Book Award. His first adult novel, Crosstown, was shortlisted for the City of Toronto Book Award. He and his family live in Cobourg, Ontario.

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Richard Scrimger

Richard Scrimger is the award-winning author of twenty books for children and adults, and has written for television and print media. His fiction has been translated into a dozen languages. The father of four children, Richard is used to being confused, misunderstood, and laughed at. For more information, visit www.scrimger.ca or follow him on Twitter @richardscrimger.

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