Children's Book of the Month

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Told in Charlie's own hilarious words and doodles, this book is perfect for fans of the Tom Gates books and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.



Charlie Merrick's Misfits in I'm a Nobody, Get Me Out of Here! by Dave Cousins

"Help! Somebody get me out of here! This is all a HUGE MISTAKE! I can't believe we ended up in this mess! Well... actually I can. To be honest I'm not at all surprised. This is exactly the kind of thing that always happens to us!"

Charlie and his gang have ended up at the 'GO WILD!' survival camp for a whole week. Camp leader Survival Clive splits them into teams and dumps them in the middle of the forest. They've got three days to make it back to base camp.

But there's a rumour that a wild beast is on the loose; rival team, the Wild Warriors, are pinching their stuff; and Charlie and Nature just don't mix! If they're going to make it back home, the Misfits are going to have to use all their skill and guile to survive.

This funny, action-packed adventure is crammed full of cool illustrations, comic strips and real-life survival tips!

Meet the Author: Dave Cousins

Dave Cousins is the author/illustrator of the Charlie Merrick's Misfits series, as well as a number of award-winning books for teenagers. 

Abandoning childhood plans to be an astronaut, Dave Cousins went to art college, joined a band and was nearly famous! The first stories he wrote were for his own football comic. A lifelong Birmingham City fan, Dave's first 'published' story was in a Blues News matchday programme. The Floodlight Man was also featured on BBC Radio Five Live, read by Dave himself.

Dave's books have been hailed as 'teen realism with action, humour and heart'. 15 Days without a Head was a Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week and nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Charlie Merrick's Misfits in Fouls, Friends & Football was described as 'football Tom Gates style' and sees Dave return to his first love: drawing and writing about the beautiful game. This second story, Charlie Merrick's Misfits in I’m a Nobody, Get Me Out of Here! finds the gang stranded at a survival training camp. 

When not creating stories in his attic, Dave spends his time visiting schools, libraries and book festivals across the UK and abroad. He is also a member of UK author collective, the Edge.

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