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Kathleen Sheerin Polaske, Eileen Sheerin Levoy
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Kathleen Sheerin Polaske

Kathleen Sheerin Polaske graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development & Family Relations and  later earned a Master’s Degree ( 6th Year) in School Counseling from Central Connecticut State University. She worked as a High School Counselor in Middletown, Connecticut.  She is married to her high school sweetheart, Ron Polaske, and has 2 boys, Thomas and Spencer. Kathleen resides in Dennis, Massachusetts and Naples, Fl. She grew up on the Cape Cod beaches and made this area her home in 2020.

Eileen Sheerin Levoy

Eileen Sheerin Levoy graduated from Assumption College and received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education.  She continued her academic studies at University of Massachusetts where she received a Master’s Degree in Education and certification to teach Special Education.  She continued her studies at Lesley University where she researched the Japanese Models of Education for students diagnosed with Autism.  Eileen has been teaching in Sudbury, Massachusetts for over 20 years.  She has previously written The Blanket Fort for her grandson.  




Cape Cod Charlie is a sweet, lyrical story that will remind you of your best vacation memories.  This book demonstrates kindness towards, and respect for, all living things. It will make you want to grab the children in your family and spend another day exploring all that the beach offers. It is a lovely story that will be happily shared by all generations for years to come.

Marybeth Wishart, Retired Special Education Teacher, Author; Parker The Purple Penguin

Join Charlie as he experiences all the wonders that the beach and in particular the flats at Cape Cod have to offer.  Cape Cod Charlie is a tender, multi-generational book that blends the excitement of going to the beach with Charlie's imagination and the importance and respect of all living creatures. Filled with beautifully rhyming words and colorful illustrations, Cape Cod Charlie will surely become one of your toddlers all-time favorite books to read over and over again.

Marybeth McCarthy, Biologist, The University of Connecticut

The authors poignantly capture the magical moments of young Charlie as he plays on the beaches of 'ole cape cod' in a way that resonates with the child in each of us. This whimsical adventure is filled with fun and will surely stir heartwarming memories - so beautifully and simply illustrated with a "hidden" treasure on each page to engage your child.

Brenda Anderson, PhD, Brandeis University

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