Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Tale of the Terrible Secret by Kristina Stephenson

The Lovereading4Kids comment

Glorious page design and clever folding out flaps make this new adventure for the endearing young knight Sir Charlie Stinky Socks a particular delight. Something terrible is happening in the castle on the hill. It is so terrible that no one dares to investigate. No one until bold Sir Charlie bravely sets out with his companions to get to the bottom of the mystery. Young readers will enjoy taking their courage in their hands and exploring this charming mystery.

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Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Tale of the Terrible Secret by Kristina Stephenson

In the dead of night - when the wind is right - there comes a pitiful sobbing; out of the rumbling, grumbling castle and down the side of the hill...Who could it possibly be? And what is this terrible secret all about? It seems something dreadful has happened in the tall, tall tower (with the pointy roof) and the only person who can put things right is - you guessed it - our very own honourable, feisty and courageous young hero, Sir Charlie Stinky Socks! Read on and discover a tale of pluckiness and bravery, where, with a little help from his friends, our gallant knight dares to put things right once more...

About the Author

Kristina Stephenson

Kristina Stephenson trained as a set and costume designer. She had a successful career in Theatre and Children’s TV until she had her children. Wanting to stay at home with them, she turned to illustration. She has illustrated many non-fiction books.

Kristina lives with her husband, who is a musician, and her son and daughter in Wiltshire.

A Day in the Life of Me

The alarm clock wakes me early – too early sometimes – but I’m glad it does – I must be up before anyone else. I need a quiet house (and the calming influence of the dawn chorus) in order to perfect my ‘master work-plan for the day’. I also need to pick a nice menu for supper, pack some sandwiches and a big bottle of water for Maddie’s geography trip and find that favourite little something for Charlie to take to school - just in case - (now where have I heard that before?).

At school I kiss the kids goodbye, remount my faithful bike and head back home. Home, which as I cycle towards it, is morphing magically into a place of work – an office. I’m clever you see: I make the beds, I wash up the breakfast things, and I hide away anything laundry-like, before I leave the house. I do it every morning, you know, so that by the time I return, the transformation has taken place. Wow!

This happens in a little room, which nestles neatly between the kitchen (which is, of course, on my return, no longer a kitchen but a place to refresh water pots and wash paint brushes) and the tiny courtyard (now bereft of all bikes bar mine), which has become a secret garden into which I look for inspiration and the occasional fairy.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

7th November 2011




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