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New Children’s Book by Stephen King

New Children’s Book by Stephen KingNew Children’s Book by Stephen King

Stephen King, the master of horror and dark psychological horror literature, has written a children’s book.

On November 22, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers will publish ‘Charlie the Choo-Choo’, written by Stephen King and published under the pseudonym of Beryl Evans - a character in Stephen King’s novel, ‘The Waste Lands’, part of the ‘Dark Tower’ series.

Having sold over 30 million copies to date, the ‘Dark Tower’ series will soon be a feature film releasing in February 2017 starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.

The new children’s book is fully illustrated by artist Ned Dameron, reported.

In a blurb for the book (which was previewed at the San Diego Comic-Con this year), King says, “If I were ever to write a children’s book, it would be just like this!”

The book follows the adventures of Engineer Bob, who has a secret: His train engine, Charlie the Choo-Choo, is alive…and also his best friend. The book is a story about friendship, loyalty and hard work.

It is probably best for kids who are not scared of anything and adults who are fans of the ‘Dark Tower’ series.

It is not the first time King has explored the methods of children’s publishing. He brought out a pop-up version of his story ‘The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon’ in 2004.

King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy, with modern classics like ‘The Shining’, ‘Misery’, ‘Carrie’, and more.

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