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Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy

(The Children of the Red King #3)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  21,281 ratings  ·  425 reviews
The third book in the Children of the Red King series, CHARLIE BONE AND THE INVISIBLE BOY offers more magical fantasy that is fast paced and easy to read.
This semester at Bloor's Academy brings a few changes. There is a new art teacher, Mr. Boldova, and a new student named Belle, who lives with the Yewbeam aunts and seems to have strange power over them. Emma and Charlie
Hardcover, 408 pages
Published July 1st 2004 by Orchard
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I wonder how cook is doing these days.
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another wonderful return to the world of Charlie Bone and the Children of the Red King series. <3 While overall I still really enjoyed this book and gave it four stars, I have to say this wasn't my favorite in the series thus far. There were quite a few beloved characters from the series whose presence was noticeably absent or lacking in this book as well as moments where it just felt a bit... off. This mostly had to do with the writing either being choppy at times or reading a bit juvenile. ...more
Jameyanne Fuller
Dec 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It may be my favorite in the series so far. I like how so much of Charlie’s support network is taken away and he has to do things himself for most of the book, and I like how there are so many pieces of this book which all come together. Looking forward to the next installment in Charlie and his friends’ adventures.
Max Miramontes
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy is really good and interesting and adds on to the great series of Charlie Bone. It’s a good addition to the series and adds lots of details and depth to tiny parts of the story. I like it because it’s also mysterious and adventurous. If you like mysteries or adventures then I suggest you read the Charlie Bones series by order.
Charlie Hailey
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks
I remember being OBSESSED with this one as a kid and now I remember why! Really good mix of scary, heartwarming, and mysterious. Here is where the books get darker, but in an excellent and not excessive manner.
C.J. Milbrandt
Charlie and his friends run into more trouble while attending Bloor Academy. Blue snakes and big toes. Music teachers and Welsh magicians. Turncoats and taking chances. And always the chimes at midnight.

Answers a few questions even as it raises more. Well told!
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
I do wish the "bad guys" in this series were just a bit badder... the stakes need to be risen! Everyone seems to be mean, but then they end up cooking breakfast for each other anyway.
Amanda Stone
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a good series for young readers. Similar to Harry Potter, but less complex.
Zak K.
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have a lot to say about this book. I just don't have time right now to type it.
Nov 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Janeen-san by: Nason family
Charlie Bone and his friends discover an invisible boy living up in the music tower at Bloor's Academy. His name is Ollie Sparks, and they soon discover that Mr. Baldova, tier art teacher, is Ollie's father.
Ollie tells them that he had gotten turned invisible by a blue boa. Only his big toe remained visible.
The Bloors like to own people, so naturally they try to stop Charlie from making Ollie visible again.
Can Charlie and friends succeed in their quest?

I am already a fan of Jenny Nimmo's books
Emma Lauren
Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy by Jenny Nimmo was the third installment of the Charlie Bone series. Charlie Bone is up to his usual shenanigans as a lovable idiot, at a school where he has the power to communicate with paintings. But this time around he is able to do something that he has never done before: take a powerful, and possibly evil wizard out of a painting. With him causing havoc, an invisible boy wandering throughout the school, an evil blue boa, and extremely evil relative of cha ...more
Jesse Salvato
Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is another book of the series of Charlie Bone. It too is also filled with mystery, suspense, and action. The book is about Charlie and his friends discover an invisible boy in the attic of the academy. Throughout the book Charlie is constantly solving clues that lead to another clue. With him exploring and discovering new things at this school he makes more problems and enemies. The book leaves you at the end of your seat. I really enjoyed this book, and this is one of my favorite books in ...more
Sep 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
I quickly read this after finishing the second book in the series, both because I have a deadline and because I enjoyed it tremendously. I'm so happy I decided to continue this series! With each new additional story, I fall further for the story and characters. Though I wouldn't say it's perfect, it's got me hooked. I'm very excited to read the next book!
Conner Michael
Aug 31, 2016 rated it did not like it
This is my review.

The book begins with Benjamin going over to Charlies House with his Dog that he asks Charlie to take care of while he is in Hong Kong. Charlie hides the dog with a fear of his grandmother finding it because of the possible consequences.
The book did not really intrigue me and i found it boring so hopefully i will find a better book in september.
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: middle school children, 11-13 year old
Recommended to Mapleleaf by: a friend gave boxes of books from her children
Charlie gets to know Mr. Boldova who is using an alias to hide from an evil shapeshifter Yolanda Yewbeam who, in turn, appears as a beautiful blonde girl appropriately named Belle with ever-changing eye colour. Mr Boldova, an art teacher at Bloors, is Samuel Sparks who is looking for his long lost brother Ollie. Charlie and his friends find him, or his toe, by accident. Ollie was enchanted by a blue silvery boa whose hugs make things invisible. Once again, Charlie and his friends including Mr. O ...more
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Red King had a pet boa. One of his sons was mean to the snake, and the snake turned mean. A daughter changed the boa's squeeze from death to invisibility.

The boa squeezed Ollie Sparks on orders from the Bloors. Ollie's brother Samuel took on a teachers persona to find him.

Yolanda, an aunt of Charlie's great-aunts, is a shape-shifter. She presents as a small girl, and tries to turn Charlie. Uncle Paton had left to visit Castle Yewbeam, but an ancestor fought him, threatened him, and made hi
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is about a boy named Charlie Bone, who goes to a school called Bloors, where there are endowed children, that is, children with strange powers. This book is amazing because it has a great plot, making you want to read more for every page that you read. It also has great characters explanation, because it does not only focus on Charlie's feelings, it also show you the feelings of the others through Charlie's mind. It also has a mysterious feel, making you shiver in anticipation for the ...more
Taylor Hudson
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya
Revisiting a childhood series because I hate leaving things unfinished.
This is a children's/young adult series and I'm doing my best to think of it in those terms.

#3 is a fast read like the first 2, but I'm getting bored. Although some of her descriptors and writing style are getting stronger - the plot to this installment was all over the place. We have learned incredibly little about why the "bad guys" are bad and there seems to be very little build from book to book. Each book (up until this
Flossmoor Public Library (IL)
This is a fun and engaging juvenile book series that keeps readers guessing. It is about a 10-year-old boy named Charlie Bone who discovers that her has the special ability to hear the voices of people in photographs. Turns out there are other children with magical “endowments” and they go to school at the mysterious Bloor’s Academy. After being coerced into going to Bloor’s Academy by his indifferent grandmother, Charlie becomes entangled in a nefarious plot and recues a girl from an endowed st ...more
Dec 28, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks, re-reads
Charlie Bone encounters another weird event in his boarding school, Bloor Academy, a boy who has been living in the attics in an invisible state. Charlie, of course, wants to correct the wrongs and works with his other magical friends toward that end. In this third book of the series we still do not know exactly what has happened to his father so that mystery continues. I've listened to this series before, so I know, but that allows me to pick up on some of the other things in the stories I may ...more
Feb 11, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again, the Aunts you love to hate, were up to no good and at every turn Charlie thwarted them. Although the action kept moving, the third book in this proposed quintet became predictable--thwarted aunts, lonely boy, talking animals, flaming cats. A quick read, to be sure and entertaining. The invisible boy became the quest and the challenge, never sure when or where good would triumph over evil and at what costs. The twist, unexpected, was the discovery that Charlie is endowed from both sid ...more
Britt Kramer
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Honestly, I Just love how every character teamed up together in this and I'm starting to see the sides of the good and bad. I love how as we read each book there is more and more character development within the books and we find out more and more about each character and what their endowments entail.
I'm continuing this series because it means a lot to a sweet boy. This installment lacked a bit of the excitement of the first two books, IMO, but I find that I am still very much invested in the story, and most curious to see how everything works out for Charlie and his friends.

Audiobook performance: excellent - I am a big fan of this narrator!
Melissa Namba
Aug 04, 2017 rated it liked it
as I grow accustomed to the characters I become more fond of them. kids who enjoy harry potter will likely enjoy this series. it's nice that Billy gets a certain level of redemption because no one wants to see the vulnerable little kid being totally evil.
Maria Rowe
I didn’t like this one as much as the first two, but it was entertaining. It felt like a stand alone book, and not quite part of a series. The plot just wasn’t as interesting - boy is invisible, need to find a way to help. That’s fine, but it just didn’t grab my attention very much.
Tony Pope
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you like Harry will also enjoy reading the Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series and the main character, Charlie Bone.
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really like these books!
Stevie Thomas
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I think I will always love this series to the stars and back.
Dec 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
It is around this point that it becomes obvious to the older reader that the Bloor house only reveals one problem a time.
Sue Mika
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another in the series. I like how their powers increase.
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Jenny Nimmo was born in Windsor, Berkshire, England and educated at boarding schools in Kent and Surrey from the age of six until the age of sixteen, when she ran away from school to become a drama student/assistant stage manager with Theater South East. She graduated and acted in repertory theater in various towns and cities: Eastbourne, Tunbridge Wells, Brighton, Hastings, and Bexhill.

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“members of the staff leaped to their feet in dismay. “Enough!” roared Dr. Bloor. “Tancred Torsson, CONTROL yourself!” The headmaster stood at the edge of the dais, his hands behind his back, glowering at Tancred while the stormy boy calmed down and the dinner tables gradually returned to normal. “Now, go get a dustpan and a cloth,” Dr. Bloor shouted at Tancred. “You can clean up the mess you’ve caused.” “Yes, sir.” Tancred slouched out of the hall, only just” 0 likes
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