Two Weeks with Charlie

Two Weeks with Charlie

Author and Photographer: Gail Morton

Pages: 34

Publication Date: November 10, 2020

Two Weeks With Charlie is a kids book that tells the story of a caterpillar and its beautiful transformation into a butterfly. A must read book, not just for kids but for all ages. "Highly Recommended . . . It's got everything you could ever ask in a picture book. Wonderful story telling in both text and pictures, that both stands on their on and complements each other. Masterpiece". - Colton Nelson, Bestselling Author.


"During each of a few consecutive summers, I spent two weeks following a certain caterpillar, placing markers where I last saw him in the evening, and photographing his night time contortions as he slowly made his journey from egg to adult. Charlie experienced near-drowning, predator attacks from spiders and wasps, drought where his skin shriveled, and a seemingly endless quest for a suitable place in which to magically change. Through Charlie, I came to see my own journey as one of transformation towards a deeper sense of the spiritual connections amongst all living things." - Gail Morton

When you start out as very small as Charlie did, the world can be an awesome place full of delicious and sometimes dangerous adventures. Thanks to my parents and all my loved ones I experienced many natural wonders. Thanks to Dave I was introduced to the world of Swallowtails in our vegetable garden and was blessed to see again through the eyes of our son, Cedar. Thanks to my students I was able to share these wonders again. And thanks to Ron Ross I have fennel in my garden.


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Gail Morton was born in New Denver, BC, and inspired by childhood adventures in the wilds of England and BC, Gail is passionate about bringing a fresh, fun, wonder-filled approach to writing and illustrating children's books about our relationship and responsibility to the natural world. After a career as a primary teacher, this comes naturally and joyfully. Today inspiration comes from her home, shared with her husband, in Port Alberni, BC on Vancouver Island where Coho struggle upstream through their yard on a yearly mission to spawn. And from the nearby forests, streams, wild flora and fauna which nurture her and which she hopes to help preserve for children young and old. And from the Alberni Aquarium where she volunteers, teaching about marine life through story, song, and crafts. You can find Gail studying about sustainability, researching and drawing an intriguing plant, animal, or insect, discussing veggie and fruit gardening with her hubby, constantly finding fun, creative ways to change old habits toward a more healing lifestyle for the sake of our beautiful world and its inhabitants. Or, kayaking, hiking, riding her e-bike, with sketchpad and pencils as constant companions. Gail can't wait for you to join her on this amazing journey of discovery and transformation through her children's books.