Charlotte and the Quiet Place (Hardcover)

Charlotte and the Quiet Place By Deborah Sosin, Sara Woolley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Deborah Sosin, Sara Woolley (Illustrator)
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2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Gold Award Winner
2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards Silver Medalist
2015 National Parenting Publications Bronze Award Winner

Charlotte likes quiet. But wherever Charlotte goes, she is surrounded by noise, noise, noise—her yipping dog, Otto; the squeaky, creaky swings; the warbling, wailing sirens. Even in the library, children yammer and yell. Where can Charlotte find a quiet place? Sara Woolley’s magnificent watercolors bring Charlotte’s city to life when Otto leads her on a wild chase through the park. There, Charlotte discovers a quiet place where she never would have imagined!

Sometimes children need a break from our noisy, over-stimulating world.Charlotte and the Quiet Place shows how a child learns and practices mindful breathing on her own and experiences the beauty of silence. All children will relate to the unfolding adventure and message of self-discovery and empowerment. Parents, teachers, and caretakers of highly active or sensitive children will find this story especially useful.

About the Author

Deborah Sosin is a writer, editor, and clinical social worker specializing in mindfulness-based psychotherapy. She holds an MSW from Smith College School for Social Work and an MFA from Lesley University. Her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine, the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and in numerous other publications. She teaches at GrubStreet in Boston and offers "Write It Like It Is" workshops. She lives in a quiet apartment outside of Boston, Massachusetts, with her very quiet cats, Sophia and Sascha. This is her first book.

Sara Woolley is an award-winning illustrator and visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. In addition to creating captivating watercolor illustrations and graphics for books, Woolley has designed costume pieces, puppets, and props for stage and film. She currently teaches at the Academy of Art University, where she earned her MFA.

Praise For…

2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Gold Award Winner
2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards Silver Medalist
2015 National Parenting Publications Bronze Award Winner

“This is such a helpful resource for self-regulation. I am using this to teach kids to take a break and find a quiet space in the classroom to get back to a calm state. There is also an awesome discussion guide (available at you can use. So happy to have this new tool. It also fits perfectly with my Zones of Regulation lessons.”
Books that Heal Kids

“Parents and children who read this gem of a book will get a glimpse into the possibility of inner quiet and peace. Our world so needs this!”
—Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge

“Wholesome enjoyment for kids and adults alike. Deborah Sosin's message—that wherever we live, we can find quiet inside—will surely benefit many young people.”
—Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness and Lovingkindness

“What better way to prepare children for our busy world? Parents and children will want to read it together again and again, and breathe.”
—Christopher Germer, PhD, author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

“Thank you, Charlotte, for helping children and parents discover the stillness and quiet that is always alive inside each one of us. Hoooo ahhhh!”
—Amy Saltzman, MD, author of A Still Quiet Place
Product Details
ISBN: 9781941529027
ISBN-10: 194152902X
Publisher: Plum Blossom
Publication Date: September 1st, 2015
Pages: 40
Language: English