About the Book

Who Will Enjoy This Book Most?

In this new children’s book, readers and listeners will lose themselves in the tall tales, amusing lore, and bygone times of Wisconsin’s most enchanted place—Door County.

At bedtime, Charlie learns that when a new day dawns his family must leave Door County for home.  “I must say good night to everything I saw before I fall asleep,” he says.   He begins his well-intentioned goodnights but quickly his eyelids droop.  Can Charlie stay awake to finish?  Or does he need a new plan?

This delightful story is a love letter to the many spectacular sights in Door County.  Beautifully illustrated by award-winning Wisconsin artist Aaron Boyd, the book is a celebration of Door County’s unique past and unparalleled beauty.  First-time Wisconsin author, Charles Evenson, has many ties to the Door Peninsula which inspired him to write it.

This keepsake reader belongs on the bookshelves of all Door County lovers.  It is aimed especially at kids ages 2-10.  The book makes a great gift for birthdays, holidays and other special times. Parents, grandparents and big brothers and sisters will also enjoy learning about Door County and chuckle at the humorous touches.