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 . . .
Hilary McKay won the Guardian Children's award with her first novel, The Exiles. Her subsequent work has achieved recognition - The Exiles at Home won the Smarties Prize, whilst Saffy's Angel, the first in the Casson Family series, won the Whitbread Award, for which the third book Permanent Rose was also shortlisted.