Charlie and Me (Hardcover)

421 Miles from Home

By Mark Lowery

Yellow Jacket, 9781499807561, 320pp.

Publication Date: August 28, 2018

List Price: 16.99*
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How far would you go to say goodbye? Martin and Charlie are journeying 421 miles across England to find out, but are they prepared for what they find when they get there?

Thirteen-year-old Martin and his younger brother Charlie are on a very special journey. They're traveling 421 miles all the way from Preston in northern England to the very tip of Cornwall in the southwest. By train, bus, and taxi, they are determined to get there to catch a glimpse of the dolphin that regularly visits the harbor and made last year's family vacation so special. But is that the only reason they are going?

Mom stays in bed all day and Dad is always at work. Martin is doing his best to be a good big brother, but Martin must come to terms with why he and Charlie are making the journey to Cornwall in the first place.

Charlie and Me is an unforgettable novel that is funny, adventurous, and heartbreaking.

About the Author

Mark Lowery grew up in Preston, England, but now lives near Cambridge with his family. He has an MA in Writing for Children and his first two books, Socks Are Not Enough and Pants Are Everything, were both short-listed for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Mark is also the author of the Roman Garstang series (The Jam Doughnut That Ruined My Life; The Chicken Nugget Ambush; Attack of the Woolly Jumper). Follow Mark on or on Twitter: @hellomarklowery.

Praise For Charlie and Me: 421 Miles from Home

A moving adventure about love and letting go
— Booklist