Charlie the Choo-Choo

Charlie the Choo-Choo

Book - 2016
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Replaced by a diesel locomotive and relegated to the rail yard, Charlie the steam locomotive teams up with Engineer Bill to prove he still has "zip and zowie."
Publisher: New York, New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, 2016
Edition: Fourth edition, First Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781534401235
1534401237
9781471163777
1471163776
Branch Call Number: E EVANS
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 24 cm

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7 Aug 11, 2018

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Author: Stephen King (as Beryl Evans)
Illustrator: Ned Dameron
Cover artist: Ned Dameron
Genre: Children's fiction

Charlie the Choo-Choo: From the World of The Dark Tower is a children's book by Stephen King, published under the pseudonym Beryl Evans. It is based on a fictional book central to the plot of King's previous novel The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands. It was published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on November 11, 2016.

The book was first revealed at San Diego Comic-Con, where a limited edition of 150 copies were given to attendees. Actress Allison Davies participated in a book signing at the event, portraying the fictional author Beryl Evans.

BookReviewer2015 Apr 25, 2018

Actually written by Stephen King and based on a character from The Dark Tower!

mdellapenna May 07, 2017

This book was part of a promotion for The Dark Tower (a King book that has a movie coming out.) The author Evans is a character in The Dark Tower. The character died in 1942. That said, the train is a little creepy but the content is not inappropriate for children.

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SallieC
Apr 02, 2017

Charlie The Choo-Choo was first written in 1942 - Stephen King wasn't born until 1947, so I would say Mr. King modeled his Charlie the Choo-Choo after this children's book (not as suggested in the comment by soez below). However the smile Charlie has is a little off putting, it is more of a grimmis (sp) and some of the children in the drawings look like they are unhappy/crying/screaming. The story, as I read it, is a children's story.

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soez
Dec 01, 2016

Just want to let all of you know this is not really a children's book it is based on a Stephen King story i.e. not 100% child friendly.

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