Charlie Small 1: Gorilla City

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no One Knows The Full Story Of Charlie Small. At Least, Not Yet. His Battered Journal Was Found Washed Up On A Remote, Windswept Shore. And At First We Thought It An Elaborate Hoax. Surely No 8-year-old Could Have Had So Many Wild Adventures, Witnessed So Many Extraordinary Things, Lived Such An Incredible Life—and Still Only Be Eight. And Yet . . . There Was Something So Vivid In The Telling That We Were Persuaded To Send The Journal And Some Of Its Boggling Content For Analysis. And Only One Conclusion Could Be Drawn. Everything In The Journal Of Charlie Small Is True! In His First Adventure, Gorilla City, Charlie Wrestles A Deadly River Croc, Rides A Steam-powered Rhino, And Becomes Tribal Chief In A City Of Gorillas.

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launching A New Series, This Zany Adventure Takes As Its Premise That It Is The Journal Of An Eight-year-old Boy Who Has Stopped Aging; It Has Washed Up On A Riverbank In England And Been Found By The Publishers. Supplemented By Often Funny B&w Sketches, The Account Begins As The Narrator, Who Claims To Be At Least 400 Years Old, Sets Off On A Homemade Raft. Forget About Huck Finn-charlie Small Gets Thrown From His Raft, Only To Land On The Back Of A Crocodile, And Then To Tumble With It Over A Waterfall Into A Dark Jungle. Encounters With Mechanical Rhinos, Hyenas And Snakes Follow Before Charlie Reaches The Titular Gorilla City, Where He Is First Held Captive And Later Proclaimed Chief. Boys Of A Certain Sensibility Will Cotton To The Humor: Offered The Hairy Hand Of A Gorilla In Marriage, Charlie Protests, I'm Much Too Young To Get Married! Especially To Someone With Armpit Hair As Long As My Leg! The Caper Ends As Charlie Touches Down On An Island Inhabited By Terrible Bloodthirsty Renegade Pirates-all Women, Leading Right Into the Perfumed Pirates Of Perfidy, Due The Same Month. Ages 8-12. (feb.)

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Authors : Small, Charlie

Publisher : David Fickling Books

Published Year : 2008

Format : Library Binding, 144 pages

ISBN : 0375949704

ISBN13 : 9780375949708