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Charlie the Choo-Choo
Charlie the Choo-Choo | Beryl Evans
22 posts | 19 read | 12 to read
Fans of Stephen King s The Dark Tower will definitely want this picture book about a train engine and his devoted engineer. Engineer Bob has a secret: His train engine, Charlie the Choo-Choo, is alive and also his best friend. From celebrated author Beryl Evans and illustrator Ned Dameron comes a story about friendship, loyalty, and hard work."
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LibrarianRyan
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This is apparently the 4th edition of this book. The modern illustrations are based on the originals by Ned Dameron, and let me tell you these modern illustrations are just downright scary. It‘s not just the weird demonic smile of Charlie on the cover, the baring teeth of charlies in the pages. The story is actually very sweet story of a steam locomotive that finds a new life after being replaced by diesel trains. ⬇️

LibrarianRyan But I can see why this didn‘t sell as big. The illustrations are well done, and very unique, they are just so creepy. It‘s almost like your being stared at by Annabell in the Warren museum.
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ravenlee That is creepy AF. And the cover blurb from Stephen King is not offsetting it in any way. 2mo
RachelO I googled to see if I could find the ‘original‘ pics/covers (cos that‘s one creepy train right there!) And discovered who Beryl Evans actually is. Thoroughly confused now! 2mo
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Amiable Wow ... Stephen King writes about this book in his “Dark Towers” series —I didn‘t know it was real! I thought it was a creepy product of King‘s imagination! 😬 2mo
BookwormAHN @LibrarianRyan @ravenlee @Amiable @RachelO King did write this. Beryl Evans is his pseudonym for this which was originally a storybook in his Dark Tower series. 2mo
Amiable @BookwormAHN Ah! That makes more sense now! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @BookwormAHN - so the blurb from Stephen King is really tongue-in-cheek because he actually DID write the book?? Also that cover illustration is TERRIFYING. 2mo
IndoorDame He does look demonic! What were they thinking? 2mo
LibrarianRyan @IndoorDame that is was a stephen king book for kids. 2mo
IndoorDame @LibrarianRyan lol 😂 weird! But that kinda sounds fun 2mo
LibrarianRyan @IndoorDame The story was lovely. The pictures are just... 2mo
BookwormAHN @TheAromaofBooks exactly and in the series the train was evil. 2mo
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Aaronlisa
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I read this Aug 17 & gave it 3 ⭐️ on Good Reads. This book plays a role in the Dark Tower series by Stephen King. It‘s not as creepy as it could be but it is unsettling. Probably more for the super King or Dark Tower fan than a casual reader.

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Indexasaurus
Charlie the Choo-Choo | Beryl Evans
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BookwormAHN
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Y is for Young readers who can now get an early start on getting nightmares from King. I mean just look at the grin on that train. Who would buy that for their kid?
#Kingatoz @GarthRanzz

LauraJ 😂🤣 2y
ephemeralwaltz Omg😂😂😂 2y
Heideschrampf Terrifying‘ 2y
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rohit-sawant 😂😂 2y
TheWordJar 😱😂 2y
kyraleseberg I checked this out at the library and it was a surprisingly good children's book though the illustrations were creepy! 2y
GripLitGrl 👍💛 2y
GarthRanzz Charlie reminds me of the train that Pennywise would take to work every day. 2y
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Addison_Reads
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B is for my second favorite author, Beryl Evans. Just when I thought my journey to the Tower was over, Beryl surprised me with a trip on Charlie the Choo-Choo. #KingAtoZ @GarthRanzz

GarthRanzz Love it! Way to think outside the box! 2y
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
Charlie the Choo-Choo | Beryl Evans
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#NuYear #Tracks
@Cinfhen @TrishB

Any Dark Tower fans here?

2BR02B Those teeth are highly unsettling. 2y
ReadingEnvy 😂 2y
zezeki @2BR02B I thought the same thing 2y
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TricksyTails 🙋🏻‍♀️👏😍🙌♥️ 2y
Oryx I had no idea this was made into an actual book! Cool. Blaine the pain 😊 2y
TrishB Good one 👍🏻 I have this book too! 2y
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avgeyer
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For all my fellow Dark Tower fans, this came out this week!

julesG This is a children's book? For real? 3y
LizzyM That train face is freaky for sure. 3y
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iamlewisherald
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Sbarco anche io su questo nuovo social, e lo faccio con la recensione del giorno dedicata ad una favola moderna scritta dal RE!

#stephenking #charliechoochoo #sperlingkupfer #middlegradebooks

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TheNextBook
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All of my Dark Tower fans should recognize this... I just got Charlie in the mail...

KimM Holy shit 😬 3y
kyraleseberg Read this last month with my daughter- didn't realize until afterward it was a King children's book!! 3y
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TheWordJar Gather round kids...time for Charlie to haunt your dreams! 😂 3y
diovival Creepy 😨 3y
TheNextBook @sprainedbrain @KimM @kyraleseberg @TheWordJar @diovival it was perfect in it's creepiness! The images give it all away because the actual story doesn't seem that creepy but Charlie looks so disturbing throughout! 3y
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Sarahr875
Charlie the Choo-Choo | Beryl Evans
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#stephenking17 #villains Charlie. Blaine. Andy. The library policeman. The cat from pet Sematary. The man in black/Randall Flagg/Martin. It. The creatures of the Mist. The Longboy with the piebald side. Shall I go on? King makes the best villains.

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JulietteGF
Charlie the Choo-Choo | Beryl Evans
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A really nice story of a friendship, written by... Stephen King!

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Brooke_H
Charlie the Choo-Choo | Beryl Evans
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Weird Stephen King masquerading as a kids' book. The illustrations are creepy (especially in the scenes where Charlie cries). And there's a line one would never find in a standard kids' picture book: "...with Susannah yanking hell out of the train whistle the whole way." This book fills a little Dark Tower collector's niche, but the story is unoriginal. If you're a DT completist, buy it.

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Giabow
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Creepy because of the subtext.

BookishMarginalia And the cover 😳 3y
Giabow Right? SUPER creepy! 3y
Joybishoptx Oh wow! 3y
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pjmayhair
Charlie the Choo-Choo | Beryl Evans
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My kid is obsessed with this Stephen King book. I'm so proud :D

Alfoster Too adorable!❤️ 3y
tpixie So sweet! Hopefully Charlie the Choo Choo doesn't really turn into Blaine the Pain! 🚂 3y
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Sarahr875
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#joy #12daysodxmasphoto Joy = when my book shipped today 😍😍🎉🎉

LibrarianRyan I so want to read this book. 🤓 3y
Sarahr875 @LibrarianRyan I cannot wait! 3y
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KrisConstantReader
Charlie the Choo-Choo | Beryl Evans
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Latest addition to my #StephenKing collection. Yay! 😁

ReadingOver50 That train looks soooo creepy! 3y
Sarahr875 Yay you! Mine is being shipped today!! Exciting! 3y
OrangeMooseReads That is one creepy as hell train! 3y
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Suet624 So creepy. 3y
Laura317 That train IS creepy. 3y
[DELETED] 2111265813 What is UP with the creepy train? 3y
acorter Ha! Amazing. That is about how I pictured him! 3y
tpixie Blaine ruined all trains for me!! Charlie really looks like Blaine!! 3y
KrisConstantReader @tpixie I'm the biggest King fan but the Dark Tower series is the one thing by him that I haven't yet read. Maybe soon. Still, I just had to get this one for the collection. 3y
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pjmayhair
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Light hearted enough to pass as a bedtime story for children (especially with the song) but creepy enough to make you wonder. Beryl Evans (Stephen King) does a great job blending disturbing with children's literature.

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Betty
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#givingasgifts #12daysofXmasPhoto Starting a new generation (he's age 7) on a Stephen King book! His mom & dad & gramma are longtime fans.

LibrarianRyan Oooooooooo. You have a copy!!!! 🤓 3y
Sarahr875 Omg. 😍 3y
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HijackMe
Charlie the Choo-Choo | Beryl Evans
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I haven't read a lot of books about #planestrainsautomobiles but I really want to get this one - I have a weakness for tie-in merch. 😅 #photoadaynov16

BookHermit 😂😬 3y
Betty Beryl Evans is actually Stephen King! 3y
Betty Ended up pre-ordering this for grandson's Christmas 3y
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HijackMe How old is your grandson, @Betty ? I haven't had the chance to buy the book yet, and the way it's described in the Dark Tower made it sound pretty dark.... Just asking because I'm worried it could be too scary for him. 🤔 3y
Betty @HijackMe he is 7 1/2. If I think it is too dark, I'll give it to his parents; they're King fans. 3y
HijackMe @Betty That's going to be a really cool Christmas 😄👌🏻 3y
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barry
Charlie the Choo-Choo | Beryl Evans
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I think some of you will be glad to know that this will be for sale soon.

OSChamberlain That cover looks terrifying! 3y
Mynameisacolour 😱😱😱 Awesome! 3y
CherylDeFranceschi That is incredible! 😱 3y
BookBoggart This both looks cool and weird. I'm also highly aware that South Park has kinda ruined me a little. Haha 3y
Horrortorte This cover makes my little black heart melt 💕 3y
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