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Format:
Title:
Charlie Bone and the shadow
Author:
ISBN:
9780439846691
Edition:
1st Scholastic ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Orchard Books, 2008.
Physical Description:
xxxi, 429 pages ; 22 cm.
Series title(s):
Number in series:
bk. 7.
Contents:
Package in the cellar -- Melting dog -- Squirra stew -- Green vapor -- Pets' cafe is closed -- Poisoned net -- Evil wind -- Destruction in the kettle soup -- Purr spells -- Mr. Bittermouse -- Tancred's note -- Drowning -- Charlie is suspended -- Painting vanishes -- Shadow's palace -- Spy -- Traveling with the boa -- Tiger without a heart -- Lysander to the rescue -- Amoret.
Summary:
Magically-gifted Charlie Bone, accompanied by his best friend's dog, Runner Bean, comes to the rescue when the enchanter Count Harken takes revenge on the Red King's heirs by kidnapping and imprisoning Charlie's ancestors in the dark, forbidding land of Badlock.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader MG 4.9 10.

Reading Counts 6-8 4.5 17.
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Summary

Summary

When Charlie is trapped in a magical painting he must battle an evil count thirsty for revenge. Will he be able to save himself and his friends? Find out in Book 7 of Jenny Nimmo's bestselling series!

The enchanter Count Harken is back to take his revenge on the Red King's heirs, starting with Charlie Bone's family! Charlie's ancestor has been kidnapped and imprisoned in the dark, forbidding land of Badlock, and it's up to Charlie to save him. Traveling through a painting to the terrifying countryside, Charlie and his best friend's dog, Runner Bean, take up the quest. But when Runner Bean gets trapped, Charlie needs the help of his friends. Can they get past an army of trolls, rescue Runner Bean and Charlie's ancestor, and get out before it's too late?


Author Notes

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.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Charlie Bone is once again pitted against Count Harken, aka The Shadow, in Jenny Nimmo's seventh book (Orchard Books, 2008) in the Children of the Red King series. Very little background information is provided, so listeners must be familiar with the previous titles in order to follow the extended cast of characters and their endowments (magical talents). Charlie has the ability to travel into portraits, which sparks a feud when his best friend's dog is captured by a painting that also holds one of Charlie's ancestors. A blue feathered boa constrictor, a stone troll, a giant, and a blacksmith all play their parts in Charlie's attempt to rescue those trapped in the painting. Charlie's nefarious Grandma Bone is becoming more dangerous and Dagbert the Drowner tragically strikes again. All ends with an enormous cliffhanger which will have listeners clamoring for the next installment in the series. Simon Jones reads with subtle humor and a wide variety of distinct voices for the characters, both human and animal. A fine purchase for both school and public libraries where the series is popular.-Charli Osborne, Oxford Public Library, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

The seventh episode of the Children of the Red King series moves the main plot forward an inch amidst yet more scheming and attempted murder by the increasingly powerful supporters of evil Count Harken. Charlie passes repeatedly into a painting that transports him (once with a snake that renders him invisible) into the dismal land of Badlock; by the end he has done a good deed for a grieving giant but left friend and pivotal character Billy Raven in the oily Count's clutches. Confirmed fans will care.--Peters, John Copyright 2008 Booklist