Charlie the Choo-Choo From the World of the Dark Tower by Beryl Evans

Charlie the Choo-Choo From the World of the Dark Tower

Written by Beryl Evans
Illustrated by Ned Dameron

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From the world of The Dark Tower comes a picture book written by Stephen King, under the pen name of Beryl Evans, about a train engine and his devoted engineer - unmissable for fans of Stephen King's bestselling series.

Picture book publisher Emma Layfield, Hodder Children’s Books said: “We are thrilled to be publishing Charlie the Choo-Choo alongside our colleagues at Hodder and Stoughton, which is the home for The Dark Tower series in the UK. For Stephen King fans, it’s a must-have addition to their library.”

Hodder will publish a limited edition of the book on 15th December for Waterstones alongside a numbered and signed print by ‘Beryl Evans’. A hardback edition will follow in July 2017 to coincide with the film release of The Dark Tower.


Charlie the Choo-Choo From the World of the Dark Tower by Beryl Evans

A children's book and future classic about friendship, loyalty and hard work, written by the bestselling author Stephen King as 'Beryl Evans'.

Engineer Bob has a secret: his train engine, Charlie the Choo-Choo, is alive...Fans of Stephen King's bestselling series will recognise Charlie, the Choo-Choo, adapted from a section of his novel The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands. The piece of art created by Ned Dameron for book three is now the cover image for this picture book.


'If I were ever to write a children's book, it would be just like this!' - Stephen King

About the Author

Beryl Evans is the pseudonym adopted by Stephen King for his picture book Charlie the Choo-Choo. Stephen King has written over fifty worldwide bestsellers. His acclaimed works include Carrie, The Shining, The Stand, and Misery. He is also the author of The Dark Tower fantasy series. Many of his books have been turned into celebrated films, including Stand by Me, The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption. Ned Dameron has done illustrations for Dungeons and Dragons, as well as some for reprints of Edgar Rice Burrough's works. He has produced cover artwork for many popular novels, including The Waste Lands by Stephen King and The Second Generation by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman.

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 6 to 8 years


Beryl Evans
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Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

11th July 2017




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