Charlie Bone and the Beast (Children of the Red King Series #6)

Charlie Bone and the Beast (Children of the Red King Series #6)

by Jenny Nimmo

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The sixth magical adventure in the NY TIMES bestselling CHARLIE BONE series! Life should be perfect for Charlie now that his parents have been reunited. But mystery and adventure always find him. This time Asa, a fellow classmate who changes into a beast at dusk and Charlie's sometime enemy, is missing. His parents seek out Charlie for help, and now Charlie needs the help of the Flames to rescue his classmate. Manfred Bloor has also taken the new endowed student, Dagbert Endless, under his wing and Charlie is highly suspicious of the pair. Can the Flames and Charlie rescue Asa without being caught by Manfred and Dagbert?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545520966
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Series: Children of the Red King Series , #6
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 147,985
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jenny Nimmo is the author of the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling Children of the Red King series as well as GRIFFIN'S CASTLE, THE DRAGON'S CHILD, and the award-winning Magician Trilogy, all published by Orchard Books. Several of her books have been awarded and shortlisted for the Smarties Prize, the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Award, and the WH Smith Mind-Boggling Books Award. She lives with her husband in an old mill in Wales.

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Charlie Bone and the Beast (Children of the Red King Series #6) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 78 reviews.
mothman More than 1 year ago
Charlie Bone and the Beast by Jenny Nimmo is a fictional story about a boy named Charlie, who is endowed. His endowment is that he can travel into paintings or photographs. I personally like this book along with the series. Charlie is always helping people or getting into trouble. I would recommend it to sixth graders and up. In this particular book Charlie is trying to save Asa, one of the endowed, who has been locked up underground in Bloor's Academy where Charlie attends school. Along with trying to safe Asa, a new boy has enrolled into Bloor's and Charlie has to be his mentor. The new boy's name is Dagbert Endless and his endowment is that he can drown people. Dagbert tries to ruin everything for Charlie starting with his friends, but Charlie never gives up. Once Charlie gets Dagbert off his back, he plots his way of getting Asa back to safety. With the help of Charlie's endowed friends, can Charlie get Asa back before he dies? You will have to read the book to find out, but I recommend reading the series before. Every book in the series is filled with new challenges, endowments, struggles, and saves made by Charlie and his trustworthy friends. In conclusion, I feel these books are the best books I have read. Jenny Nimmo is a very creative and imaginative writer. After this book there is another if interested. It is called Charlie Bone and the Shadow. It is also good. If I were to rate Charlie Bone and the Beast, I would rate it five stars. I hope you consider reading this good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the Charlie Bone books! i just finished book 5 and I'm addicted!!!! If you need a good book then read this one! The books are about a boy named charlie Bone. Charlie is a smart boyy with a lot of friends until his wicked grandma makes him go to a school for the endowed called Bloor's Academy. He is trying to find his father and help his friends out at the same time. Please read this book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is good but barns and noble dosent ever warn you that when you lend a book you cqnt read it so now my favorite is now on my nook but not readable TONI19@soccer!!<3
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
In Ms. Nimmo's sixth book in the series featuring Charlie Bone, a kettle of trouble is brewing. Charlie and his friends once again lead the reader on a breathtaking adventure through the world of Bloor's Academy.

Charlie is appointed official monitor to a new student who can control water. Charlie is not thrilled to have Dagbert following him everywhere. It soon becomes clear that Dagbert is doing everything he can to split up Charlie and his friends. Especially when strange things begin happening on Piminy Street.

A strange beast, part human, part something else, howls in the night. Stone statues begin to move. Rivers overflow their banks without warning. Trolls come alive, and a blacksmith forges steel late into the night. Even Cook is afraid. Who are these strangers from the sea? Will Charlie and his friends be able to save Asa from the Bloors?

There is a similarity between Ms. Nimmo's books and the famous Harry Potter series; the students go to a special school. But the similarity ends there. The books are written on an easier reading level for the younger reader. Ms. Nimmo is exceedingly imaginative in creating her characters and their endowments. I would love to see these characters on the big screen. She artfully doles out just enough morsels of the Red King's history to satisfy, while leaving a few crumbs behind to eagerly lead the reader to her next book.

Ms. Nimmo has created another terrific page turner. I recommend that if you have read none of the CHILDREN OF THE RED KING series that you read them in order. But mostly...I recommend you read them.
tjsjohanna on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Charlie does something brave for someone who had done the same for him. Despite the changes in his family, Charlie is still mostly on his own with only the assistance of his friends in his pursuit of right. While there is an overarching storyline, I get the feeling that even if that story is resolved, the on-going battle between 'good' and 'bad' descendants of the Red King will continue. I'm curious to see how Ms. Nimmo will end this series.
liga1996 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
this is a very fun book even for girls. when i was reading this i felt like i was in a mystical world trying to find out the mystery. its kind of like hair potter but i say better and shorter.
16AnnabelleC on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In the 6th book, Charile's mission is to save the were-beast Asa. But FIRST he has to FINDS him before he can save him. To make things worst, there's a new kid at Bloor's whose powers is to drown people. And to make matters EVEN WORST, Billy can't communicate with animals any longer. This is a truly amazing book, I only started reading it today but I'm already done! I just COULDNT PUT THE BOOK DOWN!!! In lots of ways Charlie Bone is a lot like Harry Potter, I'm suprised I didn't realize this sooner. I'm dying to read the 7th book, two thumbs up for Jenny Nimmo!
Berly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this story, Charlie must rescue Asa, who is stuck somewhere in the dark in his animal form. Charlie is opposed by a new kid at school with the power to manipulate water. To make matters worse, Cook's family was destroyed by the new boy's father when she refused his marriage proposal years ago, so she is scared and not as much help as usual. Consistently good series. My daughter gives it a five.
andrewfahler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
very good one of my favorites
snapplechick on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another amazing book in the series of the Children of the Red King series. Chalie Bone finally finds his father and is now trying to save one of the endowed, a were-beast named Asa. He runs into new enemies and makes new allies. This book was exciting and suspenceful. I can't wait for another book by Jenny Nimmo.
buckeyeaholic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Charlie Bone series will keep those 'when is the next Potter book coming out' jitters at bay. Sorry Ms Nimmo but they just aren't as good. They seem a little more loosly written, not quite as polished. And I can't believe someone hasn't been sued for plagerism. There is a castle that serves as a school, evil teachers/students, nasty aunts, talking pictures, a Pettigrew and many other similarities. Don't get me wrong, they were entertaining. Just missing something.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He is awesome
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Tancred and Lysander are mine their girlfriends just need to back off.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg their AMAZING! I personally reccomend this series to anyone of any age!!!! Its THE BEST SERIES EEEVVVVVERERRR!! LOL
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I couldn't help but fly through the pages. This series is so creative with each of the character's superpowers you can't help but become a fan. Definitely worth reading.
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