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:
'This is a really funny book!' Alice, age 8
'My body couldn't help but shake with laughter' Maren, age 10
'Belly-busting hilarity' The Guardian
'Laugh-out-loud funny' The Mail on Sunday
'The modern masterpiece . . . this savvy, comic tale ticks every box' The Daily Telegraph
'Cleverly daft storytelling at its very, very best' Maz Evans, author of Who Let The Gods Out?
'The best kind of silly' The Observer
'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!
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This may come as a surprise, but not every author starts out as one. Many have a variety of jobs before they even think of picking up that pen and putting it to paper. Here, Sam Copeland – author of the hit Charlie Changes into a Chicken series and new book Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything – shares his story.