When Charlie McButton Lost Power (Paperback)

By Suzanne Collins, Mike Lester (Illustrator)

Puffin Books, 9780142408575, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 6, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Prebound (1/1/2010)
Hardcover (3/24/2005)
Hardcover, Chinese (10/1/2018)

List Price: 7.99*
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Charlie McButton likes computer games so much, he never plays with anything else. When a thunderstorm knocks out the electricity, his tech empire comes tumbling down, and his whole world loses power. Charlie needs batteries?FAST! But the only triple- A?s he can find are in his little sister?s talking doll. Will he resort to desperate measures and cause his sister to have a meltdown of her own? Or will he snap out of his computer craze long enough to realize his sister might be fun, even if she doesn?t come with batteries? Collins and Lester team up for a hilarious and timely tale that will crack up young computer addicts and those who love them!

About the Author

Suzanne Collins lives in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Mike Lester lives in Rome, Georgia.

Praise For When Charlie McButton Lost Power

A clever, humorous story in rhyme. (School Library Journal)