Midnight for Charlie BoneBook - 2002
Classic magic and mystery from one of Britain's best-loved authors of fantasy adventure. Perfect for fans of Harry Potter, Eva Ibbotson, Cornelia Funke's Inkheart and Shane Hegarty's Darkmouth.
An Academy for magic and special talents. A destiny unfulfilled. A secret legacy.
The first instalment of the international best-selling fantasy series from Jenny Nimmo starring Charlie Bone.
Since his father died, Charlie Bone has lived with his mother and her mother, in the house of his other grandmother, Grandma Bone. Looking at a picture of a couple with a baby and a cat, he suddenly discovers he can hear their voices. Although he tries to hide his new gift, Grandma Bone and her scary sisters soon find out, and send him to Bloor's Academy. Charlie quickly finds life at Bloor's pretty tough, with its strict rules and the malevolent head boy, Manfred, set against him. When Charlie discovers that the child in the photograph is being held, hypnotised, against her will, he and his new friends with 'gifts' try to awaken her. But can they overcome Manfred's sinister hypnotic gifts?
Have you collected all of the Charlie Bone books?
Midnight for Charlie Bone
Charlie Bone and the Time Twister
Charlie Bone and the Blue Boa
Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors
Charlie Bone and the Hidden King
Charlie Bone and the Wilderness Wolf
Charlie Bone and the Shadow of Badlock
Charlie Bone and the Red Knight
Also look out for The Snow Spider trilogy.
'Dark, funny, crackling with magic' - author Artemis Cooper on Midnight for Charlie Bone
'A fast moving, dialogue driven romp with plenty of cliff-hangers for those first hooked into reading by Harry Potter' - Bookseller on Midnight for Charlie Bone
Jenny Nimmo is the acclaimed author of the Charlie Bone books for children. She has won several significant awards for her children's books, including the Nestle Smarties Book Prize and the Tir na n-Og Welsh Arts Council award for The Snow Spider. She lives in Wales with her husband, David.
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This is the first book in the Charlie Bone series. Charllie Bone is a ten year old boy who lives with his mother. His father has dissapeared under mysterious circumstances. The book is about Charlie getting magical powers and him going to an academy for special children. In Bloor's Academy, Chalie meets some strange people who also have powers like him. This book has twists and turns you don't expect. It was a wonderful read.
Ten yr old Charlie Bone doesn’t realize he’s inherited his family’s magical powers until one day he hears the conversation of people in a photograph. When his nasty Grandma Bone and evil aunts discover his gift they immediately enrole him in Bloor’s Academy-a school for gifted and magical students.
Charlie is soon embroiled in a magical adventure that will hopefully take him one step closer to finding out what happened to his dad.
This series features a cast of wonderful characters.
Manfred Bloor-nasty head-boy who can hypnotize anyone foolish enough to look him in the eye
Gabriel Silk-a friend of Charlie’s who can ‘hear’ what clothes have to say (like the time Charlie’s missing dad’s tie told him he wasn’t dead-just ‘lost’)
Billy Raven-An orphaned boy, neither nor evil, who can speak with animals
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