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Charlie Bone and the Beast (The Children of the Red King #6)

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The sixth magical adventure in the NY TIMES bestselling CHARLIE BONE series!

Format: 6 CDs, Unabridged

Life should be perfect for Charlie now that his parents have been reunited. But mystery and adventure always find him. This time Asa, a fellow classmate who changes into a beast at dusk and Charlie's sometime enemy, is missing. His parents seek out Charlie for help, and now
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Published May 1st 2008 by Scholastic Audio Books (first published June 1st 2007)
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Sonia Gomes
Oct 31, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids
Asa disappears after he aligns himself with Charlie Bone which gets Manfred Bloor badly injured......
i_like_big_books
Jul 11, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
if i could give it 0 stars i would.
Paranormal_Madness
What I liked:
-Dagbert. I thought he was a fascinating character, and I loved the ill effects his power had. Having to carry around those little golden sea creatures forever can’t be easy. Even though I knew that he was going to be evil when he showed up with Lord Grimwald, I honestly thought he was just trying to fit in, that he was just looking for a friend. I think he really wanted to be Charlie’s friend, and he maybe didn’t understand why Charlie got angry with him.
-Plot. Unlike the previous
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Mary
Jan 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-books
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Scarletstories
As far as sequels go, this one wasn't bad. It continued in the tradition of the other Charlie Bone books. It was nice to see more of Asa Pike and his family, as the family interactions within the Bone-Yewbeam household have become a bit repetitive. The fact that his mother and father were also werebeings was cool, though I was disappointed not to be able to see a reunion between the mother and son.
One of my continuous problems with the series is the Browns. Benjamin and Charlie's relationship se
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Doris
Apr 25, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good because it finally resolved the mystery of Asa. Bad because it again felt as if it was written with one eye on the clock.

It is still an excellent book to read with the younger set, or to use to encourage them to read.

The senior Bones are back together, and have gone off to have a second honeymoon. How anyone intelligent would run off and leave their son with a grandmother that hates him, and enrolled in a school where he is is disliked, is something I have trouble fathoming. Although Char
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Annie
Jul 08, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Joanna
This author seems to be figuring out what she's doing with this series. The plot was more interesting here than in some of the previous books and the new characters added here were also somewhat more complex than some of the original group. My children continue to love these books, particularly my seven-year-old son. He's not quite able to read them himself, though an advanced reader of his age might manage them. Definitely a year or two from now, he'll be fine. The writing is accessible, which ...more
Jerm
Jul 08, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
These books should come with a warning that says “Better When Listened To.” I read the first five because they are really quick reads, but I always felt that they were a shallow knock-off of the Harry Potter series, but I should’ve been listening to them, because it makes them much better. The performer who reads them does a fabulous job and brings the characters to life, even if there dialog doesn’t always do the job. So…not bad.
Lindsay
Oct 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my favorite of all 7 that are out (hopefully the 8th will be amazing)! Asa finally turns around and realizes that Manfred Bloors way is not the way to go. My favorite part was when the children gathered around the Red Kings tree and Asa joined them. If I had to recommend any or the Charlie bone books, this would be the one to read but YOU HAVE TO READ ALL OF THE OTHER ONES FIRST!!!!!!!!
Jo
Feb 14, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
In 1996 JK Rowling started a world wide fascination for Wizards, magic, muggles and the eternal fight against good and Evil. Jenny Nimmo has created a world similar to Hogworts and characters that are an intriguing mix. Everybody has individual powers, so you never quite know what to expect. I would recommend this series to children added 7-12
Nilsson
This was truly the most terrifying story I've read in a while. The beast brings back so many memories of some truly scary events! I don't know if this book is quite for audience like me.
Gloria
After Asa helped Charlie in the last book, the Bloors locked him up. His parents tried to comfort him, but the whole town could hear Asa's howling. The townspeople killed Asa's father and the Bloors moved Asa to where he could not be heard.

Manfred was also horribly injured by the Flames at the end of the last book. Some magic helped restore his face, later in the book.

Charlie hears the howling, but does not connect it to Asa right away. A new student, Dagbert Endless, has come and Charlie was
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Deborah Dempsey
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-aloud
The 6th book of the series and the author finally decides to describe some of the main characters in more detail! Was it just me? Or did anyone else know Paton had long hair? I felt like someone else must have written or edited this book this time for us to get so many more character details. Plot points: Charlie now has a kettle that heats up when he is in danger, there is a boy that can animate statues, Dagbert has arrived & can drown people (seems evil, but will he change his ways?), the ...more
Student Symmes
Dec 31, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jennifer
May 14, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
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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
Ray Sparky
this was enjoyable with a decent enough plot and more interesting character development than previous, although it did feel a little as though the author wasnt quite sure where they were headed with things and were kind of winging it, evidenced by the fact that the plot doesnt really build to a head for a long time, then seems to spool up all at once.
But this is one of those series that gets better with each book as it finds its feet. definitely worth a read
Andrew Ruble
An easily enjoyable continuation of a series of books for someone younger than I am. The plot just didn't seem very well crafted as compared to the others. The main conflict didn't go anywhere until near the end; the side conflict was neutralized too easily with a one-dimensional deus ex machina. The development was unsatisfying and took twice as long as necessary.

If it had been shorter or used the space for better development I would say it was a fine continuation in this children/tween series.
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Amy
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
:)
Annette McIntyre
There is a wild animal about and it keeps howling. But is it really an animal?

Asa Pike hasn't been seen at school since the start of term. Where is he?
Karen
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sixth book in the Children of the Red King series.

Charlie is hearing howling from the forest that blends into the city. In fact, all the citizens of the city are hearing it and some have claimed to seen wolves on the street. Charlie thinks part of the problem ss that Asa, who has always been the side-kick of the mean Manford Bloor, is being forced to stay in his beast form fas punishment for helping Charlie and his friends to get rid of Count Harken. Chalrie cannot let Asa be punished for his h
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Wendy
Feb 19, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As I read this book I was glad that it moved a lot faster than the first one. There was one part for me that was kindof slower so I skimmed a few chapters. My one critique of these books would be the endings. When I read Harry Potter or Fablehaven, I loved it because I felt like the book had an ending, but still left you wondering what would happen in the next book. These books, Tunnels and Deeper, make me feel like they just ran out of ideas so they ended it there, in a random spot. I like a l ...more
Jon Y. Y
Sep 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked Charlie Bone and the Beast. The book had adventure, mystery, and suspense. I have read the series up to the end of this book. The main character is Charlie Bone, a brave, adventurous, and kind person. Charlie Bone, with the endowment of a picture traveler who goes to find a beast-boy named Asa Pike. Asa is locked up somewhere by the Bloors, forcing his parents to go look for something the Bloors want. The Bloors are endowed people who own an academy for endowed children, such as ...more
Darla
Oct 14, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
(Genre: Children's fiction/fantasy) The Charlie Bone series is about a group of children in England that are "endowed" with special powers (descendants of the Red King) and go to a special boarding school so that the headmaster and his family who run the school (the Bloors) can keep tabs on them. There are also normal children who show special abilities in music, art, or drama that attend school with the endowed. Some of the children choose to use their abilities for good (i.e. Charlie and his f ...more
Ivy
Mar 23, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
I give this book a three and a half star rating because not as much was happening in this story as in the previous books.

Charlie is, once again, back at Bloors Academy. His parents, newly reunited after 10 years of separation due to his father's incarceration at Bloors Academy, are off for a second honeymoon leaving Charlie alone with his awful Grandma Bone. Charlie has to welcome yet another endowed new student to the academy and is given the task of watching over him. This new student is calle
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Brynli
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's sad that billy doesn't want to come out of the painting but the book is so good I could not stop reading it
Deborah Andreasen
Jan 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have enjoyed reading the Charlie Bone series, but it hasn't been my favorite. The concept is fantastic. An ancient king has 10 children, each endowed with a special power. 5 turn evil, 5 remain good. The modern day descendants of the Red King fight the same good vs. evil battle.

In Charlie Bone and the Beast, Charlie and his friends are still fighting the Bloors and the Yewbeams. Asa, who used to be Manfred Bloor's right hand man...or beast, has gone missing. A bizarre Wilderness Wolf is heard
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Cana Rensberger for TeensReadToo.com

In Ms. Nimmo's sixth book in the series featuring Charlie Bone, a kettle of trouble is brewing. Charlie and his friends once again lead the reader on a breathtaking adventure through the world of Bloor's Academy.

Charlie is appointed official monitor to a new student who can control water. Charlie is not thrilled to have Dagbert following him everywhere. It soon becomes clear that Dagbert is doing everything he can to split up Charlie and his frien
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Cana Rensberger
Jan 02, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Ms. Nimmo’s sixth book in the Charlie Bone series, a kettle of trouble is brewing. Charlie Bone and his friends once again lead the reader on a breath-taking adventure through the world of Bloor’s academy.

Charlie is appointed official monitor to a new student who can control water. Charlie is not thrilled to have Dagbert following him everywhere. It soon becomes clear that Dagbert is doing everything he can to split up Charlie and his friends. Especially when strange things begin happening
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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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