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Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy (The Children of the Red King #3)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  19,828 Ratings  ·  372 Reviews
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Jenny Nimmo's spellbinding series continues with Charlie Bone setting out to help an invisible boy as the ominous presence of a new girl at Bloor's threatens to stop him. In Nimmo's third installment, Charlie's nasty aunts bring home a mysterious girl named Belle, whose eyes constantly change color and who has a knack for calling the shots. Cha
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Published January 11th 2005 by Listening Library (Audio) (first published January 1st 2004)
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Nilsson
I wonder how cook is doing these days.
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
Janeen-san
Nov 18, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Jesse Salvato
Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Maddy
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  ·  review of another edition
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.
Gloria
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
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Britt Kramer
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Melissa Namba
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.
Yahweh37
it was okay for a children's book.
Karin Jenkins
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book series for young readers. The fast moving story and the large line spacing is great for dyslexics feeling successful.
Annette McIntyre
A new term and a new adventure awaits Charlie Bone and his friends. This time there are rumours of an invisible boy at Bloor's Academy. Can Charlie and his friends find the boy and turn him visible again?
Nic
Sep 05, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book had the same strengths and weaknesses, really, of the first two: fun characters, interesting settings, bad writing. I found it a bit episodic: Charlie and friends uncover a new problem to solve, and another, and another . . . I also took issue with the weak villains.

It's funny: as a kid, I hated having characters killed off, ever. Now, probably due to the Harry Potter series, I just can't take an evil character seriously - not just a bully, I mean, but an evil character - unless s/he s
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Karen
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Third book in the Children of the Red King series and it is just as fast paced and fun as the proceeding two books.

Charlie 's grandma Maisie, has gone to visit her sister. His Uncle Paton is off to prevent some evil his sisters have cooked up and his best friend, Benjiman, has gone off on vacation and left his dog with Charlie. Charlie is back to school and seems to have run into an invisible boy which of course is Old Mr. Bloor's fault. Once again Charlie feels compelled to help this boy become
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BreAnna Long
Aug 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again, Charlie Bone has proven an enjoyable diversion. The question of invisibility must always come up in any good magical series, and the treatment of the theme here was fascinating. I've never thought about it before, but there is something inherently deceitful about hiding one's presence, be it in darkness or actual disappearance. Thus, powers of invisibility could be seen as evil and undesirable, which angle I've never considered.

It's also interesting to consider that this is the secon
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Drebbles
Jan 12, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2006
Enjoyable But Light Fantasy, December 28, 2006
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Charlie Bone's friend Benjamin Brown is going to Hong Kong with his parents and wants Charlie to look after his dog Runner Bean. Charlie reluctantly agrees since he knows Grandma Bone won't let the dog stay. Charlie has other problems, for one thing his Uncle Paton, the one person to stand up to Grandma Bone, is missing and when he does return he is deathly ill. There's a new student at Bloor's Aca
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Linda Jaejoong
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-until-2017
Im 3 Band der Charlie Bone Reihe geht es diesmal hoch her. Es gibt eine neue Schülerin an Charlies Schule, Belle. Doch sie ist nicht was sie zu sein scheint und sie ist auf Ärger aus. Und dann ist da noch Ollie, niemand kann ihn sehen und wenn es nach den Bloors geht soll das auch für immer so bleiben. Und was hat die blaue Schlange mit all dem zu tun?? Können Charlie und seine Freunde Ollie retten??

Das Buch hat sehr mysteriös mit dem Besuch von Belle bei Charlie zu Hause angefangen und es sollt
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Paranormal_Madness
What I liked:
-The powers. Nothing in this book is very cliché, and all of the powers are well developed and they aren’t all super power and they aren’t all useful at the same time. Tancred Torrson is still one of my favorite characters, along with Paton Yewbeam, and poor little Billy Raven. I always feel sorry for him.
-Evil characters. I love that in this series, the evil characters are obviously evil, and they never try to deny it. They don’t have a change of heart, and they don’t try to be bet
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Brynli
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love how charlie never gives up. I love this book
Melinda
The story of Charlie and Bloor's Academy continues with the introduction of an invisible boy, Ollie Sparks. As a child, I recall always desiring to be able to become invisible, listing all of the ways in which such a gift would be especially beneficial. For Ollie Sparks, however, Nimmo creates for him a situation which is anything but splendid. Since no one can see him, he is not regularly fed, nor taken care of; he fears to leave the confines of the Academy's attic because other students and st ...more
Tiffany
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Tina
Nov 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the third book of the Charlie Bone series, Charlie’s Uncle Paton has left to stop the plan of the evil Yewbeam sisters. Unfortunately, the moment he leaves a beautiful young girl named Belle arrives; to the delight of Grandma Bone. At Bloor’s, Emma finds art teacher Mr. Boldova is the brother of the mysterious Ollie Sparks, made invisible by the blue boa. Later, Charlie realizes she is Yolanda, an evil shapeshifter who brought up Charlie’s nasty aunts. She wipes Mr. Boldova’s mind, leaving on ...more
Andrew
Feb 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who doesn't snicker at easy reading. I found this in the Teen and Young Reader section.
Recommended to Andrew by: No one
First thing I have to say is that it's amazing how with each book it becomes less and less like Harry Potter. I think the first and second one had the most similarities, but this one had very few.

We join Charlie once again as he discovers and invisible boy (obvious from the title). He and his friends have to come up with a way to get the invisible boy out of Bloors Academy without him being discovered. Now, I know what you're thinking. "That's easy! He's invisible." Not quite. A part of him isn'
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Grady L
Apr 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a good book i think. It is about this guy who found a invisible boy. He tries to find out what happened to him. He has many people that try to get him on the bad side. He finds what did it to the little boy. I am not going to tell you. You will have to read the book. He has to sneak out to give hime food. In this book Charlie has many enemies. They all want them on there side because of his talent. he can look into pictures and the pictures will talk to him. If he stares at it long enoug ...more
Kimberly Souza
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the Charlie Bone series. It's light and fun, and great for fans of the Harry Potter series.
Joanna
The best in the series so far. The author seems to be finding her stride with this series a bit more. My seven year old continues to love this series, so we'll be moving right along to the next book. As an adult reader, I continue to find these books a bit thin. The premise is that descendants of the Red King have various "endowments" -- sort of magical/mystical powers. Charlie can go into pictures/paintings and talk with those depicted (and, at least sometimes, can bring those folks back with h ...more
Jacob Norby is cool
Personal Response
I think this was a good book. The book wasn't too hard to read the plot intrigued me to continue reading. In my opinion, this is a well written, and interesting book.

Plot Summary
Charlie Bone is a boy with a magical ability, he can talk to paintings. He goes to a school called Bloor's Academy with kids who have similar abilities. This semester there is a new art teacher, Mr. Boldova. There is also a new girl going to the school named Belle, who lives with Charlie's aunts. Charlie
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Taylor
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hero, fantasy, mystery
It seems that Nimmo's books have all started to blur together, as if they are all one-in-the-same. The events seem to happen in exactly the same order, in the same amount of time, and in the same way. In the last two books, the main characters discover that there is something or someone in the wrong, and decide that it must be put right. Their efforts are hindered by Charlie's three evil aunts and his grandmother, and he is aided by his Uncle Paton. About halfway through the book, Charlie tells ...more
Felita Hardigaloeh
Di awal semester baru ini, Charlie sudah banyak mendapat masalah

#sahabatnya pergi liburan ke Cina, meninggalkan sang anjing untuk dititipi.mana nenek bones benci ngeliat mahluk hidup
#kedatangan nenek buyut yg membesarkan bibi2 charlie yg jahat
#paman paton kehilangan bakatnya
#ada anak Bloor yg kasat mata gara2 pernah dibelit ular boa biru
#tanpa sengaja demi menyembuhkan sang paman, charlie malah menarik keluar penyihir abad pertengahan dari lukisannya dan menyebabkan kegemparan di kota charli tin
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Doris
Apr 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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The Children of the Red King (8 books)
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