Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” gets a children’s book called “Charlie the Choo Choo”

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It’s refreshing to see horror written for children, amid the Halloween season and all the recent hype over the season premiere of The Walking Dead (several parents groups complaining that it was too graphic).

This particular horror is by the master himself, Stephen King (under the pseudonym of Beryl Evans).  Yes worrisome parents, this IS a children’s book; a very special children’s book.  Charlie the Choo Choo is the book that Dark Tower character Jake Chambers purchases when he visits the Manhattan Restaurant for the Mind.

Charlie the Choo Choo is written by “celebrated author” Beryl Evans and illustrated by Ned Dameron.  This slice of the Badlands from the Dark Tower is fully “endorsed” by King himself “If I were to write a children’s book, it would be just like this!”
endorsementEngineer 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. – Amazon

pages sample

The instant bestseller, Charlie the Choo Choo, will be released on November 22nd, just in time for the Dark Tower TV series.  Pre-order your copy here.


Source:  I09  Images: Amazon

1 Comment

  1. EricJ

    Which means absolutely Zilcho unless you’ve read “Drawing of the Three” and can identify the reference that plays a part in the book plot
    It’s basically King stroking his own cult refs (like when M. Night Shyamalan actually published the fictitious fairytale book from “Lady in the Water”) not “Gee, King wrote a dark children’s book, ’cause he’s so gicky and twisted! 🙂 ”

    (And btw, King already DID write a “children’s book” for real, when he claimed Eyes of the Dragon was “his YA novel”.
    It was ehh, so maybe he just didn’t remember.)

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