Illinois State Library

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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Charlotte Towner Graeber  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1930 in Peoria, Illinois

-- Charlotte Towner Graeber on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Charlotte Graeber was born and raised in Peoria, attended the University of Illinois and now resides in Elgin, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Graeber is an author who also worked in the youth services department of the Gail Borden Library in Elgin, Illinois.

Published Works

  • Grey Cloud, Four Winds, 1979
  • Mustard, Bantam Skylark Books, 1982
  • The Thing in Kat's Attic, Dutton, 1984
  • Up, Down, and Around the Rain Tree, Chariot Books, 1984
  • Fudge, Lathrop, 1987
  • The Hard Luck Mutt, Thomas Nelson, 1985
  • My Mr. T. Doll, Thomas Nelson, 1985
  • The Silver Squawk Box, Thomas Nelson, 1985
  • The Muscle Tussle, Thomas Nelson, 1985
  • Nobody's Dog, Disney Press, 1998

Selected Titles At Your Library

Grey Cloud /
ISBN: 0590076000. OCLC Number:

Four Winds Press,. New York :. ©1979.

Tom resents his family's move to the country until he meets a strange, quiet boy who raises racing pigeons.

The thing in Kat's attic /
ISBN: 0525441468. OCLC Number:

Dutton,. New York :. ©1984.

After many tries, two young girls and their mother finally discover what is making the mysterious noises in their attic.

Up, down, and around the rain tree /
ISBN: 089191840X. OCLC Number:

Chariot Books,. Elgin, Ill. :. ©1984.

Parrot, Monkey, and other jungle animals experience the joys of treating each other nicely.

Fudge /
ISBN: 0688067352. OCLC Number:

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Chad's parents agree to let him take the puppy, Fudge, on a trial basis if he takes care of her.

The hard luck Mutt /
ISBN: 0840766610. OCLC Number:

T. Nelson Publishers,. Nashville :. ©1985.

When two boys torment a stray dog, Mr. T. intervenes and teaches them a lesson about mistreating animals.

My Mr. T doll /
ISBN: 0840766629. OCLC Number:

T. Nelson Publishers,. Nashville :. ©1985.

A lonely girl who misses her absent father feels better after Mr. T. reminds her that God cares for her.

The silver squawk box /
ISBN: 0840766386. OCLC Number:

T. Nelson,. Nashville :. ©1985.

Mr. T comes along just in time to help a girl involved in a radio theft to see the error of her ways.

The muscle tussle /
ISBN: 0840766688. OCLC Number:

T. Nelson Publishers,. Nashville :. ©1985.

Mr. T breaks up a fight between two boys and demonstrates that brain power is more important than muscle power.

Nobody's Dog /
ISBN: 0786801093. OCLC Number:

Hyperion Books for Children,. New York :. ©1998.

After he is abandoned on River Road, Nobody's Dog uses his persistence to find a home.


  • Friends of American Writers Juvenile Book Merit Award,
  • Grey Cloud

  • West Virginia's Children's Book Award,
  • Mustard

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