Charley receives The Eloquent Quill Award!
CHARLEY has been awarded one of the four highest honors from Literary Classics Book Awards: THE ELOQUENT QUILL AWARD! 2015.
The Awards Ceremony will be held on April 2, 2016, in LA.
Charley receives Literary Classics Seal of Approval
Literary Classics is pleased to announce that the book Charley, by Donna Marie Seim, has been selected to receive the Literary Classics Seal of Approval. The CLC Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design.
CHARLEY, Donna's newest novel, launched at Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH. on Sept. 1st, 2013
Author Donna Marie Seim took a journey back in time at the lovely Strawbery Banke Museum, in Portsmouth, NH.
"Basing her supremely delightful story upon real events and places, Donna Seim captures the world of orphans and foster children of early twentieth-century America. It is hard to not fall in love with Charley...a must read for all children trying to envision the past and understand a world that no longer exists but which gave rise to the present. An excellent history primer."
Charley, a street-smart city boy, can toss a rat by its tail into the Boston Harbor, but has no clue how to pluck and egg away from an angry chicken, let alone milk a cantankerous cow!
Charley is based on the true story of a twelve-year-old boy boy living in Boston in 1910. He and two of his siblings, abandoned by their down-and-out father, wind up on the steps of an orphanage. Charley, blessed with a beautiful voice like his father's, joins the choir and travels throughout New England. After each concert the children wait in line, hoping that a good family might choose them. When Charley's dreams of a home and family are all but dashed, he sings his way into a dairy farming family in rural Maine. Now Charley must face his ultimate challenge! Will he have the skills and courage necessary to succeed on a farm? Or, will he fail and be sent back to the city streets?
The State of Maine has awarded a commendation to Peter E. Randall Publisher for publishing Charley. (photos below)