#Kids besotted with The Borrowers and smitten by Stuart Little? Then they’re sure to be charmed by Charlie…

Published October 29, 2016 by helenlaycock

The humorous adventures of tiny Charlie Chumpkins are available for #free download until tomorrow. This is a bumper volume of two-books-in-one and is suitable for boys and girls (7-12).

UK link: http://tinyurl.com/jdsgtnr
US link: http://tinyurl.com/zb49m2p

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Here’s another little snippet where Sam buys Charlie his new home:

Just then, the silver garage door swung up and over the head of Mr.Parfitt. Inside, there were two trestle tables piled high with all sorts of toys. There were dolls, furry rabbits, a drum, and there, on the edge of the left-hand table, was the Dolls’ House. I suddenly heard footsteps behind me. More customers! It was Astrid and Jenny clutching their purses.
It was now or never. I sprinted down the driveway and into the garage, just as Mr. Parfitt was disappearing through the door at the back of the garage that led to the kitchen.
‘Uh, can I buy the dolls’ house, please,’ I panted, ‘…for my cousin’s birthday? She’s a girl,’ I added quickly. He stepped back into the garage, the kitchen door slowly closing behind him. I glanced at the price tag – two pounds.
‘I’ve got the right money,’ I smiled, trying very hard to look sweet for the second time that day.
Mr. Parfitt pulled back his sleeve and looked at his watch. It wasn’t quite half-past. I was glad Holly and Sarah hadn’t appeared yet.
‘Go on then, as it’s for a birthday present,’ Mr. Parfitt chuckled, ‘though you are a bit early. I’ll pass the money on to the girls. They’ll be sorry they’ve missed the first sale, though. They’re still upstairs doing their hair!’ He winked at me, man-to-man.
I delved into my pocket, pulled out my money and handed over two shiny coins.
‘Thanks!’ I shouted over my shoulder as I jogged away with my prize.
Astrid and Jenny had stopped to talk to Claire Taylor at the end of the drive. I’m sure they gave me a funny look as I passed them clutching the big white house with pink gingham curtains.
‘It’s for my cousin,’ I felt obliged to explain as I hurried away, awkwardly crossing my fingers. ‘She’s a girl!’

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