Charlie the Tramp by Russell Hoban: A Review and Giveaway

I grew up reading Russell Hoban books and especially enjoyed the Francine books.  I loved the sweet illustrations by Lillian Hoban, and I loved the story lines.

Recently, Charlie the Tramp by Russell Hoban and illustrated by Lillian Hoban was re-released.  I was excited to share the book with my girls.  We sat down on the couch for our bedtime story and read the book.  What a delight!

Charlie is growing up, but with this comes increased responsibility.  There’s just one problem–Charlie doesn’t want to work.  He wants to be free and on his own.  When his grandfather asks him what he wants to do when he grows up, he shrugs off his responsibilities as a beaver and instead says he wants to be a tramp so he can be free to roam.

Mother and Father let him have a try at being a tramp, so Charlie strikes out on his own and only comes home for breakfast.  Then, he starts coming home for lunch and dinner, too, though he always does a job around the house in return for his meal.

One day, Charlie hears the sound of the water and decides to put a stick at the bottom of the river.  Then, he gets to work building a dam.  Charlie is turning into a beaver, rather than a tramp.

This is a sweet little book about growing up, and your kids will likely enjoy it.  Mine did!

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img_8552The illustrations are simple but plentiful and really enrich the story.

This book was the winner of the Boys Club of America Junior Book Award, 1968.

The Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a copy of Charlie the Tramp.  To enter, simply state who you would like to win this for.

For one additional entry, follow Mom’s Plans on Instagram and then leave a comment here that you did so.

This giveaway, which is open to U.S. citizens 18+, will end on December 11th at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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