Charlie #1: Charlie and the Cat Flap

Charlie and Henry are planning the best sleepover ever. They’ve made an agreement: no itching powder, no dead flies and no super soakers to squirt at the ceiling and make surprise indoor rain. Cheeky chappie Charlie is really looking forward to it (even if his nervous parents aren’t). But Charlie’s sleepover has a twist in the tail: an uninvited guest called TROUBLE! First in a fantastic series, this brilliant story from Whitbread Award winner Hilary McKay is wise, warm, cheeky… and furiously funny.

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    Hilary McKay

    Hilary McKay is the award-winning author of many children’s books including the much loved Casson family series.


    Hilary’s awards include the Guardian prize for The Exiles, the Nestle Smarties prize for The Exiles at Home, and the Costa Award for Saffy’s Angel and The Skylark’s War.

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