Midnight for Charlie Bone

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Scholastic Incorporated, Aug 1, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 401 pages
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What's happening to Charlie Bone? Charlie doesn't want to believe it when he discovers that he can hear the thoughts of people in photographs. But his horrible aunts are delighted - it means that he is one of the chosen and must attend the Bloor's Academy for gifted children. Once there, Charlie realizes that some of his classmates have equally mysterious powers, and soon Charlie is involved in uncovering the mysterious past of one of them. Book One in The Children of the Red King series!

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A fun premise though not the best writing. - Goodreads
The endings all fall flat, though. - Goodreads
Great plot, loved the series, amazing - Goodreads
I think this book is very intersting and easy to read. - Goodreads
exceptional storytelling. - Goodreads
The plot is not too deep. - Goodreads

Review: Midnight for Charlie Bone (The Children of the Red King #1)

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Charlie has the ability to hear photographs talking. Specifically, he can hear conversations and thoughts that were occurring at the time the photo was taken. This ability is an inherited trait from ... Read full review

Review: Midnight for Charlie Bone (The Children of the Red King #1)

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Extraordinary story about adventure and magic full of surprises and shocks Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE Vlll
3
THE YEWBEAM AUNTS
19
THE FLAME CATS
41
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

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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