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Charlie Small - Author

About the Author

Charlie Small is a keen amateur explorer. His interests include climbing trees, collecting things, playing computer games and football. He also enjoys conversing in the secret language of the gorillas. His present whereabouts is unknown, but we understand that he's hoping to be home in time for tea.

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Other books by Charlie Small

Charlie Small: Planet of the Gerks

Charlie Small: Planet of the Gerks

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Something happened to Charlie when he was just eight years old. He went on a journey - and he's been trying to get back for over four hundred years! Yikes! Charlie has been whisked into outer space. Get ready for alien encounters and a totally cosmic adventure. Will Charlie EVER get safely back home? GADGETS, INVENTIONS, MONSTROUS CREATURES, EVIL VILLAINS... No adventure is too BIG for Charlie Small!

Charlie Small: Land of the Remotosaurs

Charlie Small: Land of the Remotosaurs

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2015

Something happened to Charlie when he was just eight years old. He went on a journey - and he's been trying to get back for over four hundred years! Crumbs! Charlie is about to be devoured by deadly dinosaurs. Will he and his piggy pals survive this deadly game of life and death? And will Charlie EVER get safely back home? EVIL GENIUSES, MECHANICAL MONSTERS, FOREST SPRITES ... No adventure is too BIG for Charlie Small!

Charlie Small: The Hawk's Nest

Charlie Small: The Hawk's Nest

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2014

Something happened to Charlie when he was just eight years old. He went on a journey - and he's been trying to get back for over four hundred years! Crikey! Poor Charlie is trapped on a wind-swept, rain-lashed moor with every single one of his blood-thirstiest enemies out to get him. Can Charlie outwit them all? And will he EVER get safely back home? EVIL GENIUSES, MECHANICAL MONSTERS, FOREST SPRITES ... No adventure is too BIG for Charlie Small!

Charlie Small: Pirate Galleon

Charlie Small: Pirate Galleon

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2014

FIRST PUBLISHED AS: THE PERFUMED PIRATES OF PERFIDY No one knows the full story of Charlie Small. At least, not yet. His original battered journal was found washed up on a remote, windswept shore in the north of England. This second volume was found encased in ice, high on a glacial plateau in the Himalayas. It details even more remarkable deeds and thrilling acts aboard the Betty Rae with the dastardly lady-pirates of perfidy - and a lot more besides.

Charlie Small: Forest of Skulls

Charlie Small: Forest of Skulls

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2014

Whisked away by his old adversaries, the Perfumed Pirates of Perfidy, Charlie is put to work aboard their new galleon. Held captive and forced to raid an unsuspecting ship with the bloodthirsty crew, Charlie is sure things can't get much worse... Until the pirates spot an enormous blunt-headed, sharp-toothed whale. A terrible battle ensues as the pirates try to harpoon the beast and Charlie tries his best to stop them. Will Charlie and the whale escape from the evil pirate crew's clutches? And, more importantly, will Charlie Small EVER find his way home?

Charlie Small: Frostbite Pass

Charlie Small: Frostbite Pass

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2014

At the end of his fifth journal, Charlie Small rocketed out of the strange and dark Underworld, over desert sands and a snowy white mountain range. With a table cloth over his head and a cushion strapped round his bottom, Charlie parachuted right into the middle of a small, swampy island. Clutching a mainly blank map that's supposed to help him find the infamous Jakeman, he sets off for the next island, only to find himself face to face with a slimy, stinking, roaring swamp monster . . . Will Charlie manage to slip through its gloopy claws?

Charlie Small: The Mummy's Tomb

Charlie Small: The Mummy's Tomb

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2014

Prepare to be utterly amazed by the latest instalment of Charlie Small's incredible yet 100% true adventures. On his way to Jakeman's factory, Charlie is grabbed by Tristram Twitch, who sends him off on three dangerous errands. Charlie must find a pearl from the giant oyster beds of the Pangaean Ocean, a diamond-encrusted tiara from a mummified corpse, and a gold quill from the back of the extremely rare golden porcupine of Mayapazan. AND he has to befriend his old enemy, Thrak the gorilla along the way! If he doesn't succeed, Jakeman will be fed to a man-eating barracuda - and Charlie will NEVER get back home...!

Charlie Small: The Underworld

Charlie Small: The Underworld

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2014

In the fifth journal found by us, the lucky and smug publisher, we learn that Charlie Small has become embroiled in an underworld from his nightmares . . . Previously, Charlie had bumped into the infamous Jakeman -- but when the mad professor was dragged down into the Underworld, Charlie had to follow - otherwise, how would he discover how to get back to his mum and dad? This latest adventure takes him into an unreal darkened world, where anything is possible. But will Charlie Small ever find a way out, or will he be trapped underground forever . . . ?

Charlie Small: Destiny Mountain

Charlie Small: Destiny Mountain

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2014

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AS: THE DAREDEVIL DESPERADOS OF DESTINY This fourth volume of Charlie Small's journal was found by one of our editors propped behind a bottle at the back of a dusty bar in the valley where Charlie was last seen, and it's full of more adventures than ever! Having escaped the clutches of the evil Puppet Master, Charlie joins The Daredevil Desperados of Destiny, whose sole aim is to get rid of the outrageous outlaw, Horatio Ham. Charlie, aka The Lariat Kid, brings down Ham's posse of gunslingers, takes part in a daring bank raid, is caught up in a ferocious gunfight, lands up in jail, and is about to be sacrificed to The Great Bird of Death. Can Charlie possibly escape?

Charlie Small: The Puppet Master's Prison

Charlie Small: The Puppet Master's Prison

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2014

FIRST PUBLISHED AS: THE PUPPET MASTER No one knows the full story of Charlie Small. At least, not yet. His original battered journal was found washed up on a remote, windswept shore in the north of England. Now, a third instalment has been tracked down and salvaged from beneath the seat of a bus shelter in Pimlico. Having finally escaped from the perfidious pirates, Charlie travels through icy waters and hair-raising mountains and encounters man-eating bats, a wolf whose bark is worse than his bite, and ultimately finds himself ensnared by the evil Puppet Master, a figure of pure unadulterated evil. Will Charlie manage to escape his clutches, or will he remain a puppet for ever, never to adventure again?

Charlie Small: The Final Showdown

Charlie Small: The Final Showdown

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2014

Something happened to Charlie when he was just eight years old. He went on a journey - and he's been trying to get back for over four hundred years! Yippee! Charlie is finally on his way home! But first he has to tackle a horrible hairy yeti, dodge crazy tumbleweed spiders and navigate the bustling metropolis of Fortune City. And all with his archenemy hot on his heels. YIKES! GADGETS, INVENTIONS, MONSTROUS CREATURES, EVIL VILLAINS... No adventure is too BIG for Charlie Small!

Charlie Small: Gorilla City

Charlie Small: Gorilla City

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2014

No one knows the full story of Charlie Small. His battered journal was found washed up on a remote, windswept shore. And at first we thought it an elaborate hoax. Surely no eight-year-old could have had so many wild adventures, witnessed so many extraordinary things, lived such an incredible life - and still only be eight. And yet . . . there was something so vivid in the telling, that we were persuaded to send the journal for analysis. The results were absolutely astonishing. Everything in the journal of Charlie Small is true. He really has wrestled a deadly river croc, ridden a steam-powered rhino and been tribal chief in a city of gorillas. And countless other things besides. And . . . not only that . . . even though Charlie Small is only eight, he must have lived for over four hundred years!

OSCAR GROVE AND Little Willie Weasel

OSCAR GROVE AND Little Willie Weasel

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2011

Charlie Small Forest of Skulls

Charlie Small Forest of Skulls

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2010

Whisked away by his old adversaries, the Perfumed Pirates of Perfidy, Charlie is put to work aboard their new galleon. Held captive and forced to raid an unsuspecting ship with the bloodthirsty crew, Charlie is sure things can't get much worse...Until the pirates spot an enormous blunt-headed, sharp-toothed whale. A terrible battle ensues as the pirates try to harpoon the beast and Charlie tries his best to stop them. Will Charlie and the whale escape from the evil pirate crew's clutches? And, more importantly, will Charlie Small EVER find his way home?

Charlie Small Destiny Mountain

Charlie Small Destiny Mountain

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AS: THE DAREDEVIL DESPERADOS OF DESTINY This fourth volume of Charlie Small's journal was found by one of our editors propped behind a bottle at the back of a dusty bar in the valley where Charlie was last seen, and it's full of more adventures than ever! Having escaped the clutches of the evil Puppet Master, Charlie joins The Daredevil Desperados of Destiny, whose sole aim is to get rid of the outrageous outlaw, Horatio Ham. Charlie, aka The Lariat Kid, brings down Ham's posse of gunslingers, takes part in a daring bank raid, is caught up in a ferocious gunfight, lands up in jail, and is about to be sacrificed to The Great Bird of Death. Can Charlie possibly escape?

Charlie Small The Puppet Master's Prison

Charlie Small The Puppet Master's Prison

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

FIRST PUBLISHED AS: THE PUPPET MASTER No one knows the full story of Charlie Small. At least, not yet. His original battered journal was found washed up on a remote, windswept shore in the north of England. Now, a third instalment has been tracked down and salvaged from beneath the seat of a bus shelter in Pimlico. Having finally escaped from the perfidious pirates, Charlie travels through icy waters and hair-raising mountains and encounters man-eating bats, a wolf whose bark is worse than his bite, and ultimately finds himself ensnared by the evil Puppet Master, a figure of pure unadulterated evil. Will Charlie manage to escape his clutches, or will he remain a puppet for ever, never to adventure again?

Charlie Small The Underworld

Charlie Small The Underworld

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

In the fifth journal found by us, the lucky and smug publisher, we learn that Charlie Small has become embroiled in an underworld from his nightmares ...Previously, Charlie had bumped into the infamous Jakeman - but when the mad professor was dragged down into the Underworld, Charlie had to follow - otherwise, how would he discover how to get back to his mum and dad? This latest adventure takes him into an unreal darkened world, where anything is possible. But will Charlie Small ever find a way out, or will he be trapped underground forever?

Charlie Small Pirate Galleon

Charlie Small Pirate Galleon

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

FIRST PUBLISHED AS: THE PERFUMED PIRATES OF PERFIDY No one knows the full story of Charlie Small. At least, not yet. His original battered journal was found washed up on a remote, windswept shore in the north of England. This second volume was found encased in ice, high on a glacial plateau in the Himalayas. It details even more remarkable deeds and thrilling acts aboard the Betty Rae with the dastardly lady-pirates of perfidy - and a lot more besides.

Charlie Small Frostbite Pass

Charlie Small Frostbite Pass

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

At the end of his fifth journal, Charlie Small rocketed out of the strange and dark Underworld, over desert sands and a snowy white mountain range. With a table cloth over his head and a cushion strapped round his bottom, Charlie parachuted right into the middle of a small, swampy island. Clutching a mainly blank map that's supposed to help him find the infamous Jakeman, he sets off for the next island, only to find himself face to face with a slimy, stinking, roaring swamp monster ...Will Charlie manage to slip through its gloopy claws?

Charlie Small Gorilla City: Reissue

Charlie Small Gorilla City: Reissue

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

No one knows the full story of Charlie Small. His battered journal was found washed up on a remote, windswept shore. And at first we thought it an elaborate hoax. Surely no eight-year-old could have had so many wild adventures, witnessed so many extraordinary things, lived such an incredible life - and still only be eight. And yet ...there was something so vivid in the telling, that we were persuaded to send the journal for analysis. The results were absolutely astonishing. Everything in the journal of Charlie Small is true. He really has wrestled a deadly river croc, ridden a steam-powered rhino and been tribal chief in a city of gorillas. And countless other things besides. And ...not only that ...even though Charlie Small is only eight, he must have lived for over four hundred years!

Charlie Small The Mummys Tomb

Charlie Small The Mummys Tomb

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

Prepare to be utterly amazed by the latest instalment of Charlie Small's incredible yet 100% true adventures. On his way to Jakeman's factory, Charlie is grabbed by Tristram Twitch, who sends him off on three dangerous errands. Charlie must find a pearl from the giant oyster beds of the Pangaean Ocean, a diamond-encrusted tiara from a mummified corpse, and a gold quill from the back of the extremely rare golden porcupine of Mayapazan. AND he has to befriend his old enemy, Thrak the gorilla along the way! If he doesn't succeed, Jakeman will be fed to a man-eating barracuda - and Charlie will NEVER get back home...!

Charlie Small Charlie and the Underworld

Charlie Small Charlie and the Underworld

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2008

In the fifth journal found by us, the lucky and smug publisher, we learn that Charlie Small has become embroiled in an underworld from his nightmares ...At the end of his fourth journal, Charlie bumped into the infamous Jakeman - but when the mad professor was dragged down into the Underworld, a place under the earth containing extraordinary and dangerous subterranean creatures, Charlie had to follow - otherwise, how would he discover how to get back to his mum and dad? Charlie's fifth adventure takes him into an unreal darkened world, where anything is possible. But, will Charlie Small ever find a way out, or will he be trapped underground forever ...?

Charlie Small 1:  Gorilla City

Charlie Small 1: Gorilla City

Author: Charlie Small Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2008

No one knows the full story of Charlie Small. At least, not yet. His battered journal was found washed up on a remote, windswept shore. And at first we thought it an elaborate hoax. Surely no 8-year-old could have had so many wild adventures, witnessed so many extraordinary things, lived such an incredible lifeand still only be eight. And yet . . . there was something so vivid in the telling that we were persuaded to send the journal and some of its boggling content for analysis. And only one conclusion could be drawn. Everything in the journal of Charlie Small is true! In his first adventure, Gorilla City, Charlie wrestles a deadly river croc, rides a steam-powered rhino, and becomes tribal chief in a city of gorillas.

Charlie Small The Daredevil Desperados of Destiny

Charlie Small The Daredevil Desperados of Destiny

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2008

This fourth volume of Charlie Small's journal was found under unusual circumstances. Told of a sighting of Charlie, one of our intrepid editors packed their bags and by plane, hot air balloon and donkey, travelled to the valley where Charlie had last been seen. Charlie Small wasn't there. Our agent searched high and low and lower still. She did meet a skinny gunslinger in a bar who said he'd never heard of Charlie Small. But our editor had already spotted a familiar-looking notebook propped behind a bottle at the back of the bar. She slipped it into her pocket when the outlaw's back was turned ...and this is it!Having escaped the clutches of the evil Puppet Master, Charlie joins Wild Bob F france's gang, The Daredevil Desperados of Destiny, whose sole aim is to get rid of the outragious outlaw, Horatio Ham, and his band of hired gunslingers. Charlie, aka The Lariat Kid, brings down Ham's posse of gunslingers, takes part in a daring bank raid, is caught up in a ferocious gunfight, lands up in jail, and is about to be sacrificed to The Great Bird of Death. Will Charlie escape? Will Ham be defeated? Only by reading Charlie's extraordinary diaries will you find out ...

The Puppet Master

The Puppet Master

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2007

No one knows the full story of Charlie Small. At least, not yet. His original battered journal was found washed up on a remote, windswept shore in the north of England. The second, encased in ice on a glacial plateau in the Himalayas. At first we thought they were part of some elaborate hoax. Surely no eight-year-old could have had so many wild adventures, witnessed so many extraordinary things, lived such an incredible life - and still only be eight. And yet...there was something so vivid in the telling, that we were pursuaded, just enough, to send the journals and their boggling content for analysis. Now, gentleman adventurer Nick Ward has tracked down a third installment of Charlie's incredible life-story. The battered journal was found beneath the seat of a bus shelter in Pimlico. Passed into the hands of a collector of dubious repute, it took swift work from Nick to prevent the story vanishing forever. Fans of Charlie, old and new, will be so glad he did, because this book is an action-packed ripsnorter! Having finally escaped from the perfidious pirates, Charlie travels through icy waters and hair-raising mountains and encounters man-eating bats, a wolf whose bark is worse than his bite, and ultimately finds himself ensnared by the evil Puppet Master, a figure of pure unadulterated evil. Will Charlie manage to escape his clutches, or will he remain a puppet for ever, never to adventure again? Only by reading his extraordinary diaries will you find out...

Charlie Small Gorilla City

Charlie Small Gorilla City

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2007

No one knows the full story of Charlie Small. At least, not yet. His battered journal was found washed up on a remote, windswept shore. And at first we thought it an elaborate hoax. Surely no eight-year-old could have had so many wild adventures, witnessed so many extraordinary things, lived such an incredible life - and still only be eight. And yet ...there was something so vivid in the telling, that we were persuaded, just enough, to send the journal and some of its boggling content for analysis. The results were absolutely astonishing. And only one conclusion could be drawn. Everything in the journal of Charlie Small is true. He really has wrestled a deadly river croc, ridden a steam-powered rhino, been cabin boy for a band of desperate lady-pirates and tribal chief in a city of gorillas. And countless other things besides. And ...not only that ...even though Charlie Small is only eight, he must have lived for over six hundred years! It's possible that he's still out there, somewhere. Having even more incredible adventures in some remote part of the world. In fact ...word has recently reached us of a second journal, found encased in ice, high in the Himalayas. If we can get the pages thawed, and its authenticity can be verified, we plan to publish that account, too. So ...if you ever come across a curious-looking diary, filled with astounding adventures, or a boy who seems to have lost his way, but is a dab hand with a cutlass, please do contact us. We're eager for more. And we know the world will be, too.

Charlie Small The Perfumed Pirates of Perfidy

Charlie Small The Perfumed Pirates of Perfidy

Author: Charlie Small Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2007

No one knows the full story of Charlie Small. At least, not yet. His original battered journal was found washed up on a remote, windswept shore in the north of England. And at first we thought it an elaborate hoax. Surely no eight-year-old could have had so many wild adventures, witnessed so many extraordinary things, lived such an incredible life - and still only be eight. And yet ...there was something so vivid in the telling, that we were persuaded, just enough, to send the journal and some of its boggling content for analysis. The results were absolutely astonishing. And only one conclusion could be drawn. Everything in the journal of Charlie Small is true. He really has wrestled a deadly river croc, ridden a steam-powered rhino, been cabin boy for a band of desperate lady-pirates and tribal chief in a city of gorillas. And countless other things besides. And ...not only that ...even though Charlie Small is only eight, he must have lived for over six hundred years! This second volume was found encased in ice, high on a glacial plateau in the Himalayas. It details even more remarkable deeds and thrilling acts aboard the Jolly Roger with the dastardly lady-pirates of perfidy - and a lot more besides. It is guaranteed to delight readers as much as Charlie's first journal. Note: At the time of writing we had just received unconfirmed reports of a third journal, found on a seat at a bus stop in Pimlico. If the diary proves to be further adventures of Charlie Small, rest assured that we will publish it very soon indeed. Meantime, do please continuing looking out for a young boy with a slightly perplexed look, a battered rucksack and an unlikely talent for swinging through trees...

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