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CHARLOTTE AND THE ROCK

A charmingly silly story of unexpected friendship for fans of David LaRochelle’s The Best Pet of All

CHARLOTTE AND THE ROCK
by Stephen W. Martin, illus. by Samantha Cotterill
Dial, March 2017

Charlotte has always really wanted a pet, so when her parents present her with one for her birthday she expects a cat, dog, or maybe a bird. Instead, she receives a rock. Charlotte is disappointed at first–rocks can’t cuddle or fetch or even help her eat her vegetables–but it isn’t long before she and her rock, Dennis, are the best of friends. Charlotte loves Dennis. If only he could love her back…or can he?

Stephen W. Martin is a writer and director, with several award-winning short films to his credit. He is the author of Robot Smash and is also the coauthor of Pop Manga with renowned manga artist and comics creator Camilla D’Errico.