Friday, 7 August 2009

Nick Ward: A brand new Charlie Small discovery!

Last December Scottish Book Trust had the pleasure of taking author Nick Ward on tour to Perthshire. This week a new Charlie Small Journal has been published - ideal summer reading for 6-10yr olds. Read on to find out more...

Nick Ward, custodian of the Charlie Small Journals, is pleased to announce that a new Charlie Small journal has been found and will be published on 6 August! It is called The Mummy’s Tomb, and was discovered by a boy deep in a cave on a lonely beach in Cornwall.

In this journal, Charlie is captured by a dandified fop called Tristram Twitch who sends our hero on a dangerous expedition to retrieve three priceless presents from the land of legends!

Charlie has to find a massive pearl from the giant oyster beds of Broomania; the diamond encrusted tiara from the head of the mummified Princess of Purh, and a solid gold spine from the last remaining golden porcupine in existence – which lives in the menagerie of the crazy Potentate of Mayazapan! Charlie’s scary and hilarious adventures are filled with deadly danger and electrifying thrills. He makes terrible enemies and great friends along the way.

At the same time all of Charlie’s other journals are being republished with exciting new covers (some of the titles have been changed slightly, as some people thought they were too long!) All the new books have fantastic cutout, full colour pictures inside that can be stuck in a special, free Charlie Small scrapbook.

To get your free scrapbook, visit Charlie’s website at and follow the links.

Other news

Check out this brilliant trailer for Charlie Higson's The Enemy. You'll be dying to read the book if you do, but you'll have to wait until September.

Film writer and director John Hughes, who created some of our favourite comedies such as The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Uncle Buck, Home Alone and Sixteen Candles, has sadly died of a heart attack, aged 59. Here's a montage of Harry and Marv - everyone's favourite childhood baddies.

The Ullapool Book Festival 2010 is to be held Friday 7th - Sunday 9th May. Keep your eye on the website for more information.


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