Two titles from Hilary McKay's hilarious Charlie series in one volume!
Charlie is an irresistibly funny little brother who manages to get into all kinds of scrapes. Whether he's trying to hinder or help his brother Max and best friend Henry, trouble is guaranteed!
The new boy at school says his dad is on a rocket, flying to a star. Charlie knows Zachary is lying. No one has a dad that cool - do they?
Fed up of being picked on by his family, Charlie runs away - to Henry's house. The only problem is, Charlie forgot how QUIET runaways need to be . . .
Born in Boston, Lincolnshire, Hilary McKay grew up in a household of readers and read voraciously from an early age. After studying Botany and Zoology at St Andrews University, she went on to work as a biochemist, but always wanted to write. Hilary's novels have won numerous awards including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Award and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. She lives in a small village in Derbyshire with her family.