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Charlie's Monsters (Nightmare Academy, Book 1)
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Hogwarts meets Men in Black in a thrilling comic adventure about a very gifted boy who joins a monster fighting academy.Charlie Benjamin is not like other children - when he sleeps he has terrible nightmares, and when he wakes it is to find his room has been wrecked. Then one day he wakes up to find a monster by his bed. Luckily, a band of monster-hunting strangers arrives and saves him, only to whisk him away for interrogation by the mysterious "Nightmare Division".It turns out that Charlie has the "Gift" - a rare ability to open portals into the dimension where monsters lurk, and the explanation for the devastating force of his nightmares. But his gift makes him a danger to himself and others: when he is made to open a portal his power is so great that he inadvertently wakes Barakkas, one of the most powerful and evil of all monsters.Threatened with "Reduction" (a lobotomy that would remove his imagination) Charlie is saved by the wise Headmaster of the Nightmare Academy, where he is taken to explore his talents - and prepare for the coming showdown with Barakkas...
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Hogwarts meets Men in Black in a thrilling comic adventure about a very gifted boy who joins a monster fighting academy. / Hugely commercial concept. / Funny, full of adventure and hugely entertaining story sure to be a hit / Dean Lorey is an experienced scriptwriter and co-executive producer of Arrested Development. / Universal Pictures has bought the series and Stephen Sommers, the director of The Mummy films and Van Helsing, is producing. / Nightmare Academy has already sold in 19 territories. / Major marketing and PR campaign surrounding release of title / Competition: Eoin Colfer, Terry Pratchett, Ahmet Zappa

About the Author

Dean Lorey has written extensively for TV and movies. Nightmare Academy is his first venture into children's books: he hopes it will keep you up all night.

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`Men in Black for kids. Pure entertainment.' Kirkus Reviews

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