Midnight for Charlie Bone

“Charlie felt claw-like fingers sink into his shoulder. Grandma Bone leaned over him. ‘Tell me what you hear,’ she demanded. ‘Voices,’ said Charlie. ‘They seem to be coming from this photograph.’”

Charlie doesn’t want to believe that he has a special gift – one that means that he’ll be sent away to the dark and remote Bloor’s Academy for “endowed” children. But voices in photographs whisper to him in words that no-one else can hear, telling of dark secrets hidden in the past, and a mystery that only he can solve. Could the Academy hold the key? Once Charlie starts at his strict and gloomy new school, it doesn’t take long for him to realize that the sinister mood that grips the place is more than just his imagination. Surrounded by enemies, will he be able to free his new friends and classmates from the power of malevolent Dr Bloor? A spellbinding fantasy that crackles with magic from award-winning author Jenny Nimmo.

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    This book is awesome! if you are into magic, things that are not real and awesome books, I thoroughly recommend it!

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    5 stars this book was amazing I read the whole series. It was a bit of a challenge for me as I was only eight. It really hooked me in.

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    This book is the first of an amazing series by Jenny Nimmo. The main character is Charlie Bone. The book starts off when Charlie looks at a photograph and can hear voices from it. What is going on? Charlie’s wicked Grandma Grizelda and three Great aunts, Lucretia, Venetia and Eustacia know…..

    3 May 2013

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    Jenny Nimmo has twice won the Nestle Smarties Prize for The Snow Spider and The Owl Tree.

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