The Blue Boa

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Egmont, 2004 - England - 371 pages
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A boy was once lost in the attics and never seen again. Charlie Bone is intrigued, but he has problems of his own. Uncle Paton has disappeared ... winter of 1916 into the present day.

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Review: Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy (The Children of the Red King #3)

User Review  - Tim Baldwin - Goodreads

Of all the books I've read in the series up to this point, Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy is the best. The plot moves along quickly with a great amount of mystery and suspense suitable to the age ... Read full review

Review: Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy (The Children of the Red King #3)

User Review  - Aleisa - Goodreads

Still just thoroughly loving this series and the loveable (if a bit Potter-esque)characters! I must take issue with the reviews saying this series is too superficial, simplistic, and cliched--it must ... Read full review


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About the author (2004)

Born in Windsor, England in 1944, Nimmo's father died when she was only five. By the time she was fourteen, she had gone to two boarding schools and had joined a theater company in England. Her unstable childhood led to a series of diverse jobs where she worked in several fields as a nanny, a photographic researcher, and a floor manager at the BBC. At the BBC she became a director of Jackanory, a children's show. After having her first child, Nimmo left the BBC and began work on her first novel, "The Bronze Trumpeteer." Nimmo is best known for two series of fantasy novels: The Magician Trilogy (1986 to 1989), contemporary stories rooted in Welsh myth, and Children of the Red King (2002 to 2010), featuring Charlie Bone and other magically endowed school children. The Snow Spider, first of the Magician books, won the second annual Nestlé Smarties Book Prize and the 1987 Tir na n-Og Award as the year's best original-English-language book with "authentic Welsh background". The Stone Mouse was highly commended for the 1993 Carnegie Medal.

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