Charlie the Choo-Choo

Charlie the Choo-Choo

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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: First Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers hardcover edition, Fourth edition
ISBN: 9781471163777
1471163776
9781534401235
1534401237
Branch Call Number: E EVANS
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 24 cm

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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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