Charlie Bone and the Hidden King (Children of the Red King Series #5)

Charlie Bone and the Hidden King (Children of the Red King Series #5)

by Jenny Nimmo
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Charlie Bone and the Hidden King (Children of the Red King Series #5) by Jenny Nimmo

The fifth book in the New York Times bestselling CHILDREN OF THE RED KING series! When Charlie turns twelve on New Year's Eve, the Flame Cats give him a grave warning: Something ancient has awoken, and Charlie must be watchful. Soon Charlie learns that the shadow from the Red King's portrait has been released, and that it will do anything to keep Charlie from finding his father. Meanwhile, pets are mysteriously vanishing from the city, and Olivia is in danger of revealing her newfound powers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545520959
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Series: Children of the Red King Series , #5
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 374,736
File size: 11 MB
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Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jenny Nimmo is an award-winning author who lives with her painter husband in a converted mill in Wales. Ms. Nimmo's books include The Snow Spider, winner of the Smarties Prize, and Griffin's Castle, short-listed for the Smarties Prize, the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Award, and the W. H. Smith's Mind Boggling Award. The Owl Tree won the Smarties Gold Prize Award for six-to-eight-year olds.

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Charlie Bone and the Hidden King (Children of the Red King Series #5) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Charlie Bone and the Hidden King
Jenny Nimmo
Orchard Books
Realistic,Fantasy, and mystery

In a mystical city, the ruins of a forgotten past will be revealed by one boy and his friends, in Charlie Bone and the Hidden King by Jenny Nimmo. All over the city at night the animals are up. Then in the morning all the animals in the city are gone. When Charlie and his friend go to school the next day, all the other kids are suspicious that Charlie and his friend had something to do with their lost animals. During that week Charlie starts to notice that the shadow in the Red King's Portrait has been moving. Also during that weekend, Charlie catches a glimpse of a girl in a yellow raincoat outside his house and wonders who she is and why she came to his house. In Bloor's Academy there will be an event where the shocking truth will be revealed. The reader will wonder what else will happen in this book?

Charlie Bone is boy with wild hair who is a good leader but is sometimes stubborn and selfish. Charlie cares about others but can put his own needs over others as the hero. He doesn't really change through the series and is the main character of the whole series. He is also one of endowed children, who have extraordinary abilities and are descendants of the Red King. His endowment is that he can travel to places through photographs. The other endowed children that are his friends are Naren, Una, Lysander, Gabriel, Emma, Tancred, Olivia, and Billy. Charlie's other friends that are not endowed are Benjamin and Fidelio and they help a lot in their own way. In Charlie's house there is Amy (his mother), Maisie ( Amy's mother), Paton Yewbean, and Grandma Bone. Paton Yewbean is Charlie's great uncle who owns the house and is also endowed. His endowment is a power booster (can blow up light bulbs) and he sometimes can't control his power so he doesn't come out of the house until night or unless it is an emergency. He is in love with Mrs. Ingledew ( Emma's Aunt) and he deals with the adults on behalf of the kids and he is an advisor for Charlie. Paton doesn't change in the series and he is quite important to Charlie, like a hero. The endowed children that use their gift for evil are Manfred, Idith and Inez, Dorcas, and Joshua. Also Manfred Bloors' family are very evil and make sure to keep everyone in their place. The main villain in this story is someone called the Shadow, The Count, or Mr. Noble. When he was trapped into the portrait he was called the Shadow, but when he is in the world of the living he is known as Mr. Noble. Mr. Noble is an enchanter who enslaves people's hearts, especially women. Those are the major characters in this book.

Charlie Bone and the Hidden King is a great book filled with adventure, mystery, and magic. What make this story so good is that the mystery is subtle and in the plot there are other elements besides just mystery. Some other elements are the social life of the students, events happening in the city, and daily lives of the students. There are a lot of details about the characters, so I felt like I know them. I also like that there is a lot of diversity in the characters, such as their cultures, personalities, looks, and abilities. The plot has a lot of up and downs, twists and turns, which makes it hard to predict what will happen next. This is the fifth book in the Children of the Red King series and it is one of the best books in the series.
Amajorbibliophile More than 1 year ago
OUTSTANDING!!!! Anyone will enjoy this OUTSTANDING book! It is so good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Besy book yet!
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I love the book series it is so great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!#!!!!!!!!!
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This book is so cool i loved it. Its like you dont know what comes next!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lol its lik harry potter only better and coler
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Any one out there that likes fantisy, fiction and adventure needs to read this stuff
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