Member Profile

Veronika Martenova Charles

Charles
1991

Veronika Martenova Charles, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, was a popular teenage pop recording artist in eastern Europe before settling in Toronto and becoming an author and illustrator of children's books. Since 1991, she has been writing and illustrating children's books full-time.

Phone number:
416-761-9073

Publications

Necklace of Stars. Toronto: Stoddart, 1996.
Hey! What's That Sound?. Toronto: Stoddart, 1994.
The Crane Girl. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1992; New York: Orchard Books, 1992.
Don't Walk Alone At Night!. Tundra, 2007
Don't Go In There!. Tundra, 2007
Don't Go Near The Water!. Tundra, 2007
Don't Go Into The Forest!. Tundra, 2007
Don't Open The Door!. Tundra, 2007
The Birdman. Tundra, 2006
Maiden of the Mist (A Legend of Niagara Falls). Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2003
Stretch, Swallow & Stare. Stoddart Kids, 1996
Don't Touch That!. Tundra Books, 2008
Don't Talk To Strangers!. Tundra Books, 2008
Don't Forget!. Tundra Books, 2008
Don't Enter The House!. Tundra Books, 2008
Don't Eat That!. Tundra Books, 2008

Awards

Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice" Award for Hey! What's That Sound?, 1995.
Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College, New York City for The Crane Girl, 1994.
Finalist, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrators Award for The Crane Girl, 1993.
Finalist, ASPCAA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award for The Birdman, 2007
Finalist, Governor General's Literary Prize (Illustration Category) for The Birdman, 2006
Honour Title, Storytelling World Award, for Maiden of the Mist (A Legend of Niagara Falls), 2002
Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice" Award for Maiden of the Mist (A Legend of Niagara Falls), 2002
Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice" Award for Don't Open the Door!, 2001
Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice" Award for Necklace of Stars, 1998
Best Picture Books, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for Stretch, Swallow & Stare, 1999

WITS

Presentation Description
Presentation Length:
45 to 60 min.
Genre:
Fiction
Grades:
K-8
Audience size:
Flexible
Workshop Description:
Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$250
Two sessions:
$500
Three sessions:
$750
GST:
GST not applicable