Chara Curtis was raised in southern Minnesota, where she learned to play the piano, guitar, cello, and assorted merry instruments. Since her elementary school days, she has enjoyed writing essays, short stories, songs, and poems. She sang in school choral groups and headed her own rock 'n roll band while she was in high school.
Chara worked in music publishing and advertising in Nashville and Chicago before diving headlong into her writing career and moving to the Pacific Northwest. In 1996, Chara lived in Istanbul, Turkey, for one year as she awaited publication of her picture book, NO ONE WALKS ON MY FATHER'S MOON, which brought her the Washington State Governor's Writers Award in 1997. Her other picture books include ALL I SEE IS PART OF ME, FUN IS A FEELING, and HOW FAR TO HEAVEN?
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How Far to Heaven?
When Nanna says that she’s been talking with Grandpa, her granddaughter responds, “But you said Grandpa is in heaven...Is heaven very far?” Passing through the meadow gate in search of the answer, they find heavenly reminders at every turn--and a heavenly relationship in each other. Told through the eyes of the young girl, with wisdom inherited from Nanna. Paintings by Alfred Currier.
All I See Is Part of Me
A child discovers that he (or she) belongs in a universe connected by love. Encouraged by Mr. Moon and Sister Star to look within, the child finds that that he can no longer feel small and insignificant, given the innate immensity of his existence. With its first publication in 1989, ALL I SEE IS PART OF ME was recognized instantly as a children’s classic.
Fun Is A Feeling
A world of fun and fantasy unfolds when a child discovers that his experience of fun starts with him.
"Fun can be found wherever you go,
But there is one thing I think you should know:
Sometimes it hides — because fun LOVES to play —
And waits till you see things a different way."
"This book is a 'must' for children." — Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D., Founder, The Center for Attitudinal Healing
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