Charlie Turns Into a T-Rex

Charlie Turns Into a T-Rex

Summary

A Waterstones Paperback of the Year!

What happens when you feel stressed? Maybe you start sweating, or your heart beats faster.

When Charlie McGuffin gets stressed, something a little bit different happens: he turns into an animal!

Unfortunately, things are getting quite stressful for Charlie:

- His dad's business is in real trouble
- He might have to move in with his Aunt Brenda and her seventeen cats (and wooden leg)
- And it's getting harder and harder to control his powers

Luckily, Charlie's best friends Flora, Wogan and Mohsen are on hand to help.

If they can break into the fortress-like offices of Van Der Gruyne Industries and recover the McGuffins' stolen gold, maybe Charlie won't have to move away after all.

Can Charlie's friends help him master his powers once and for all, or will he end up stuck as a pigeon forever?

Praise for Charlie Changes into a Chicken:

'Belly-busting hilarity' The Guardian

'The modern masterpiece . . . this savvy, comic tale ticks every box' The Daily Telegraph

'Full of heart and humour, wit and wisdom' Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs

'Wonderfully heart-warming and absolutely hilarious' Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper's Island

Charlie Changes into a Chicken has been:

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize!
Longlisted for the Brandford Boase Award!
Longlisted for the Blue Peter Award!
The Guardian and The Telegraph's Book of the Year!

About the authors

Sam Copeland

Sam Copeland is an author, which has come as something of a surprise to him. He is from Manchester and now lives in London with two smelly cats, three smelly children and one relatively clean-smelling wife.

He is the author of the bestselling Charlie Changes Into a Chicken, which was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and spawned two sequels: Charlie Turns Into a T-Rex and Charlie Morphs Into a Mammoth. His other books include Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything and Greta and the Ghost Hunters.

With Jenny Pearson, he has also written Tuchus & Topps Investigate: The Underpants of Chaos.

Despite legal threats, he refuses to stop writing.
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Sarah Horne (Illustrator)

Sarah Horne has been an illustrator for over fifteen years, she started her career working for newspapers such as the Guardian and the Independent On Sunday and has since illustrated many funny young fiction titles.
She works traditionally with a dip pen and Indian ink, and finishes the work digitally.
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