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Veronika Martenova Charles


Tundra’s Veronika Martenova Charles is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books include: Maiden of the Mist: A Legend of Niagara Falls; Stretch, Swallow, & Stare; The Crane Girl, and her five-book series for emergent readers, Easy-To-Read Spooky Tales. Veronika has studied at Ryerson University, the Ontario College of Art and Design, and recently completed her graduate studies in Folklore at York University. Veronika Martenova Charles lives in Toronto.

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Don't Go into the Forest!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-1-77049-011-6 (1-77049-011-6)

February 8, 2012 | $7.99

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Don't Go into the Forest!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490116
Our Price: $7.99


This time the boys find themselves in cottage country making up spooky tales about staying out of the forest. Tales from the Philippines and Native American legends are told until the boys can almost see strange characters at their dinner table that night.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Don't Open the Door!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-1-77049-013-0 (1-77049-013-2)

February 8, 2012 | $7.99

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Don't Open the Door!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490130
Our Price: $7.99


Having been warned not to open the door for anyone while Mom goes to help a neighbor, the three boys try to outdo each other by telling scary stories about strangers at the door. By the time they have finished, they have scared themselves under the bed. Stories in this book...

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Don't Talk to Strangers!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-1-77049-018-5 (1-77049-018-3)

February 8, 2012 | $7.99

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Don't Talk to Strangers!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490185
Our Price: $7.99


This time a lost dog sparks the theme of strangers and the wisdom in avoiding them. And what a collection of strangers they are! Headless trolls, people with pointy ears and huge eyes, and long-lost “aunties,” who enjoy eating their guests. Stories from Scandinavia, Sierra Leone, and Iraq are highlighted in...

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Don't Touch That!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-1-77049-019-2 (1-77049-019-1)

February 8, 2012 | $7.99

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Don't Touch That!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490192
Our Price: $7.99


All that glitters may not be gold and certainly should not be touched, as the three boys find out when they see something strange at a construction site. While deciding their best course of action, they tell each other stories about strange toys, a mysterious glass bottle, and a dragon. By...

Also available as a trade paperback.

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It's Not about the Crumbs!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-1-77049-216-5 (1-77049-216-X)

October 12, 2010 | $7.99

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It's Not about the Crumbs!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770492165
Our Price: $7.99


Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series...

Also available as a trade paperback.

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It's Not about the Hunter!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-1-77049-217-2 (1-77049-217-8)

October 12, 2010 | $7.99

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It's Not about the Hunter!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770492172
Our Price: $7.99


Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series...

Also available as a trade paperback.

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It's Not about the Pumpkin!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-1-77049-218-9 (1-77049-218-6)

October 12, 2010 | $7.99

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It's Not about the Pumpkin!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770492189
Our Price: $7.99


Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series...

Also available as a trade paperback.

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It's Not about the Apple!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | 64 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-0-88776-955-9 (0-88776-955-1)

October 12, 2010 | $7.99

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It's Not about the Apple!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780887769559
Our Price: $7.99
   Quantity: 1 


Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series...

Also available as an eBook.

book cover
It's Not about the Apple!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-1-77049-215-8 (1-77049-215-1)

October 12, 2010 | $7.99

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It's Not about the Apple!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770492158
Our Price: $7.99


Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series...

Also available as a trade paperback.

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It's Not about the Crumbs!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | 64 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-0-88776-953-5 (0-88776-953-5)

October 12, 2010 | $7.99

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It's Not about the Crumbs!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780887769535
Our Price: $7.99
   Quantity: 1 


Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series...

Also available as an eBook.

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It's Not about the Hunter!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | 56 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-0-88776-948-1 (0-88776-948-9)

October 12, 2010 | $7.99

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It's Not about the Hunter!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780887769481
Our Price: $7.99
   Quantity: 1 


Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series...

Also available as an eBook.

book cover
It's Not about the Pumpkin!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | 64 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-0-88776-949-8 (0-88776-949-7)

October 12, 2010 | $7.99

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It's Not about the Pumpkin!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780887769498
Our Price: $7.99
   Quantity: 1 


Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series...

Also available as an eBook.

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It's Not about the Rose!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | 64 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-0-88776-954-2 (0-88776-954-3)

October 12, 2010 | $7.99

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It's Not about the Rose!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780887769542
Our Price: $7.99
   Quantity: 1 


Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series...

Also available as an eBook.

book cover
It's Not about the Rose!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-1-77049-219-6 (1-77049-219-4)

October 12, 2010 | $7.99

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It's Not about the Rose!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770492196
Our Price: $7.99


Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series...

Also available as a trade paperback.

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Don't Go Near the Water!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-1-77049-055-0 (1-77049-055-8)

May 8, 2009 | $7.99

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Don't Go Near the Water!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490550
Our Price: $7.99


Having been warned to stay away from the high waters of the local creek, the boys’ imaginations run as swiftly as the stream. Before they know it, they have scared themselves silly with stories like The Children with Green Teeth, from Britain; The Deadly Beach, from Hawaii; and The Waterman, from...

Also available as a trade paperback.

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