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Ask Charlie – Archive

Charlie, how shiny is your sword? Is your hair scruffy? Chloe

Hello Chloe,

Thank you for all your questions.

My sword is nice and shiny because I polish it every day.

When I wooshity-thwack through the forest my hair does get very scruffy. But that’s okay.

Sometimes it’s fun to be a bit silly, especially if it makes people laugh.

Love from,

Sir Charlie

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Charlie, how many adventures have you been on? Taliya

Hello Taliya,

I’ve been on 8 big adventures so far, but I’m planning lots more. How about you?

Thank you for all those kisses!

Love from,

Sir Charlie

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Charlie, can you catch a pirate? Kyden

Hello Kyden,

Have you read my book ‘The Pirate’s Curse’? I didn’t catch a pirate in it, but I did have a really big pirate adventure.

Love from,

Sir Charlie

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Hi Kristina, in January my year one cohort will be begin their topic on 'Explorers' which links in nicely with your latest story… could you spare any signed copies? Joanne

Hello Joanne,

It’s always good to hear that schools are using Sir Charlie in the classroom. Why don’t you contact the publicity department at Egmont with your request? Email pressoffice@euk.egmont.com and hopefully they will be able to help you out somehow.

All the best

Kristina

How did you fight a dragon? Caden

Hi Caden,

I didn’t actually fight the dragon – I helped him. I gave him a long cool drink of water because he had a bad cough. That’s why his throat was on fire.

Love from,

Sir Charlie

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Dear Kristina, we loved your performance at the Wimborne Literary Festival – might you be free to visit Poole Central library?

Hello Patricia,

I’m glad you enjoyed the show. I’d love to come to Poole and help you – I’m a BIG supporter of all libraries. I’ll contact the publicity people at Egmont and see what we can sort out.

All the best,

Kristina

Charlie, do you ever go on tour around the country visiting all your fans? Oliver?

Hello Oliver,

I do go touring around the country. I visit literary festivals, libraries and schools and I meet my fans that way. It’s great fun! All my festival appearances are on the website and you can contact the publicity people at Egmont if you want me to visit your school (pressoffice@auk.egmont.com)

Love from,

Sir Charlie

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How old are you?

Hello!

I’m not very old really – I’m probably the same age as the children who read about my adventures.

Love from,

Sir Charlie

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How did you get so many ideas?

Hello,

Everyone has good ideas if they use their imaginations, and that’s just what I do. But also I keep my eyes and my ears open – I watch the world and listen to what people say (especially children). Ideas come from all sorts of places. You never know when one might pop up.

Love from,

Kristina

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Hello, I wondered if you could be involved in a small way with perhaps some signed posters or even copies of the book that we could display and present to individual children as competition prizes?

Hello Claire,

Thank you for your lovely email. I’m flattered that my books have been useful to you at school. I’ll contact the publicity department at Egmont and see if we can help you further in some way. Good luck with your wonderful project. Do send me some pictures or samples of the children’s work – I’d love to see them.

All the best,

Kristina

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Hello, I am an EYFS teacher in an infant school in Norfolk. I was wondering how we could get Charlie to come and visit us in Norfolk and if you are available for author visits?

Hello Emma,

How exciting for me to think you are using my books in your classroom. I get so many requests to visit schools, and although I love doing so, it’s hard to fit them all in as well as writing and illustrating books. You need to contact Maggie in the publicity department at Egmont pressoffice@euk.egmont.com and hopefully she will be able to help you set up a school visit.

Good luck with your project.

All the best

Kristina

Just wondered if you do school visits to discuss your books? Stephanie

Hello Stephanie,

 

I’m so glad the children in your school like my stories.

I love visiting schools to talk about my work but it’s hard to fit in every request. You need to contact Maggie in the publicity department at Egmont pressoffice@euk.egmont.com and hopefully she will be able to help you set up a school visit.

All the best

Kristina

Did you get a new pair of magical stinky socks for Christmas as a present?

Hello Frankie,

I did have a lovely Christmas, thank you. I hope you did too. And, yes, I got some new socks but I haven’t found out yet if they are MAGICAL or not. I’ll let you know when I do.

Love from,

Sir Charlie

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If Envelope and your grey mare got turned into frogs by a wizard what would you do?

Hello Theo,

Gosh! What a good question. First of all I think I’d find out why the wizard turned my friends into frogs. Usually when people do mean things it’s because they are upset about something. If I could make the wizard happy then I’m sure he’d break the spell.

I hope this answers your question.

Love from,

Sir Charlie

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Hi I am a year 2 class teacher and I have chosen your book for my literacy lessons. I just wondered if you did any visits to schools?

Hello Sophie,

How wonderful to think that you are using Sir Charlie for your literacy lessons.

I LOVE visiting schools but I get so many requests it’s hard to fit everything in, as well as meeting my deadlines. I’ll do my best to visit you, but you need to contact Maggie in the publicity department at Egmont pressoffice@euk.egmont.com and hopefully she will be able to help you set up a school visit.

Good luck with your project.

All the best

Kristina

Hi Kristina, I am contacting you to find out whether you would consider donating a signed copy of one of your fabulous illustrations/books for a brilliant cause?

Dear Michelle,

Much as I would love to donate an original illustration for your cause, I’m afraid I’m not ready to split up the work.

We are planning an exhibition of the illustrations sometime in the future which I’m hoping may also include a charity auction. Until then, I’d like to keep the work complete.

Perhaps I could offer you something else by way of a prize. Do let me know.

I’m so glad your children enjoy the books.

All the best

Kristina

How long did it take you to write and illustrate? Bonnie

Hello Bonnie,

Thank you for your message.

It takes me about six months to write and illustrate one book. The hardest part is coming up with the idea and knowing how to start. But once I’ve done that, I can’t’ stop!

Do you like writing stories and drawing pictures?

Love from

Kristina

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How old is your Charlie and what is his favourite food?

Hello Mrs Andrews and children,

The REAL Sir Charlie is 14 now. WOW! He was 4 when I wrote the first Sir Charlie book. His favourite food is his granny’s chicken pie. Sir Charlie in the stories is probably about the same age as the children in your class. His favourite food is a giant ‘Scoody Doo style’ sandwich – filled with all sorts of different things.

Love from

Kristina

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Which desert were you born in? Bonnie

Hello Bonnie,

I was born in the desert because my dad worked there and my parents lived there. But don’t’ worry, they lived in a little town on the edge of the desert and there was a hospital there too. The desert was in North Africa and there was LOTS and LOTS of sand.

Love from

Kristina

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What’s your favourite food? Ollie

Hello Ollie

My favourite food is my granny’s chicken pie. What’s yours?

Love from

Sir Charlie

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Sir Charlie, do you want more adventures? Rudy

Hello Rudy,

I certainly do want more adventures – LOTS MORE! Adventures are BRILLIANT. What do you think my next one should be about?

Love from,

Sir Charlie

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Sir Charlie, do you like dinosaurs? Thomas

Hi Thomas,

I love dinosaurs. My favourite dinosaur is a Diplodocus. What’s yours?

Love from

Sir Charlie

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What was the princess’ name and where did you meet her? Bonnie

Hello Millee,

Thank you for your lovely message. I’m SO happy that you like my stories.

Love from,

Sir Charlie and Kristina

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Sir Charlie, what do your socks smell of? Lucie

Hello Lucie,

My socks smell of MAGIC!

Love from

Sir Charlie

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I love your stories! Millee

Hello Lucie,

My socks smell of MAGIC!

Love from

Sir Charlie

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What is your favourite sandwich? We (Holland Class) would love to try and make it

Hello Holland Class,

I like ‘Scooby Doo style’ sandwiches. You know the ones that are stacked up really high with all sorts of different fillings in them. I like ham and cheese and chicken and lettuce and tomatoes. But you could put anything you want to in YOUR sandwich.

Good luck. Send me a picture and I’ll send you a certificate

Love from

Sir Charlie

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What were those monsters called? And what was the name of the wood? Bonnie

 

Hello Bonnie,

I don’t know what the monsters were called. Can you help me to think of some good names for them? The forest was just called the ‘Spooky-Wooky Wood’ and I LOVE it in there – it’s a great place for adventures.

Love from

Sir Charlie

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Hello Tigger Class,

I’m so glad you like my books. Thank you.

I don’t think I have a favourite sandwich filling. Sometimes I like peanut butter, sometimes I like ham. I like chocolate spread too. Perhaps I should stack up all the sandwiches – like Scooby Doo – and make a really tall one with lots of different fillings.

I have a bath nearly every day and I wash my socks too, but the stink in my stocking is so powerful that it never, ever goes. I’m glad though, because it’s a magical stink and it can break spells and lure magical mermaids. Pretty cool, eh?

Every adventure I go on is my favourite.

I hope this helps.

Lots of love,

Sir Charlie

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Hi Kristina, I'm planning bigger and more imaginative ideas for our blog as your books encouraged them the most and it's the best levels we've had for twelve years!

Hello John,

I loved working with you fantastic children alongside your brilliant blog, and I’d be delighted to do so again in the spring. I’m thrilled that Sir Charlie encouraged the children.

 

All the best,

 

Kristina.

I used to teach at St Eds and had the joy of seeing you deliver a wonderful session to Year 7. Would you be available for a talk at Hilperton Primary School?

 

Hello Martin,

 

Of course I remember you!

 

I’d be delighted to bring Sir Charlie along to Hilperton Primary School, but I have to warn you that I’m rather booked up at the moment. I’m afraid I won’t be able to make it this term but, if you don’t mind waiting, I’m sure we can pop a date in the diary.

All the best,

Kristina.

Hello! Can you make Stinky Socks earrings?

Hello Alana,

 

What a brilliant idea! I’m going to ask Kristina Stephenson to have a go at making some.

 

Lots of love,

 

Sir Charlie

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Dear Kristina, Last August I was diagnosed with leukaemia. I've had to have loads of medicine and lots of nasty injections and I have two and a half years of treatment still to go! You said maybe I could be knighted for being so brave? Love Finn

Hello Finn,

 

It was lovely to see you again in Edinburgh – the bold, brave knight who helped me with ‘The Tale of Two Treasures!’

 

But I was sorry to hear that you haven’t been well, and that you’ve been having all sorts of medicine and nasty injections. You really are brave and wonderful and you most DEFINTIELY deserve to be knighted by Sir Charlie.  I’ve already spoken to my publishers who are going to make sure this happens. They want to send you some goodies along with your certificate, and I’d love to send you a cd of Sir Charlie songs too.

 

Lots of love,

 

Kristina

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Hi Charlie, Firstly, did you put stinky cheese in your socks to make them smell? Secondly we would like to know what was inside your sandwiches that you fed to the beasts? Finally, how shiny is your sword? 2IW Wordsworth Primary School

 

Hello 2IW,

 

Sorry it’s taken me a while to get back to you – I’ve been so busy writing and illustrating more Sir Charlie books.

 

Thanks for your great questions. Here are some answers for you:

Nope! There’s no cheese in my socks. I’m not sure quite how the magical stinky pong got into my socks, but I’m very glad it’s there – it’s very useful for breaking spells and luring magical mermaids.

 

I like to have all sorts of things inside my sandwiches – ham, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, chocolate spread, and peanut butter. The beasties seemed to like all those things too. How about you? What sandwiches do you like?

 

I hope that helps.

 

Lots of love,

 

Sir Charlie

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Is there any chance you would be free on the 21st October to do us the honour of cutting the ribbon to officially open our new and improved library? Helen

 

Hello Helen,

 

What a wonderful thing to be asked to do. We need more libraries, not fewer and I’d be delighted to do the honours.

 

With thanks and best wishes,

 

Kristina

My wife and I attended the Cheltenham Literature Festival today with our son Daniel (5). Live music, a story, sing along, puppets, great set - quite amazing and what a talent! Nathan, Kathryn & Daniel

 

 

Hello Nathan,

 

What a wonderful email to receive after an event – thank you.

 

I’m so glad you all enjoyed the show.  I loved Daniel’s shout out for the pirate song; I only wish we’d had time to oblige. You were a fabulous audience and it’s genuinely a great pleasure to meet the people who read my books, and to try to bring the stories to life at events like Cheltenham.

 

Say hello to Daniel for me, and tell him we are considering producing a cd of the songs, so he can sing ‘Pirates’ to his heart’s content.

 

With very best wishes,

 

Kristina

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Dear Charlie, Is your cat Envelope fluffy? Tom

Hello Tom, Envelope is very soft and cuddly but his fur isn’t very long. So I don’t think you can say he is ‘fluffy’. Love from Sir Charlie X

To Charlie. Where do you live and do you have any brothers and sisters? Jessica

Hello Jessica, Thanks for your message. In real life I live in a tall white house, up on a hill, on the edge of a pretty little town, and I have one big sister. But, you’ll have to wait for a couple of years to find out where I live in the books. Love from Sir Charlie X

Hi Charlie, Where did you get your cat from? Reims

Hello Reims, I didn’t get my cat Envelope from anywhere. He found me! Yup! It was quite by chance but we’ve been together ever since. Love from, Sir Charlie X

Hello Charlie! I would like to ask, how stinky are your socks?! Love Ryan

Hello Ryan, They are pretty pongy! But that pong has a magical power. I don’t think I should wash the socks, in case I wash the magic away. Love from Sir Charlie X

What makes Charlie happy in an adventure? James

Hello James, As long as my faithful, fearless cat Envelope and my good, grey mare are by my side, I am happy in any adventure. Love from Sir Charlie X

Dear Charlie, How old is your cat Envelope Evalyn

Hello Evalyn, What a great question! I don’t know exactly how old Envelope is. He’s older than a kitten but he’s still young and energetic. Good job too, because we’ve got lots more adventuring to do together. Love from, Sir Charlie X

Hi Charlie, How old is your cat Envelope? Jacob

Hello Jacob, Wow! Evalyn just asked the same question. Do you know her? How old do YOU think Envelope is? Love from, Sir Charlie X

how did the cellar dweller end up living in the cellar? Tom

Hi Tom, The Cellar Dweller lived in the cellar because it was a good place for him to hide. He was too scared of everything and everybody to face the world. That is, until he met me on our Frightful Night adventure. Now he realises that he doesn’t need to be scared of anything and he lives at the top of the tall, tall tower with the princess.

Love from, Sir Charlie X

Your name is just like mine. How old are you? Do you have a little brother? I have a little brother called Max. From Charlie Reilly

Hello Charlie Reilly, Are you a knight too, by any chance? Since we have the same name, I bet I am the same age as YOU. Love from, Sir Charlie X

How do you fight a dragon? William

Hello William Thanks for your great question. I find that most dragons are either thirsty, or hungry, or lonely, or have some sort of problem. I’ve never come across one that really wants to fight. When I go on adventures I always have a big bottle of water, a sandwich, enough time to spare, and some good advice with me – enough to make any dragon happy. Love from, Sir Charlie X

Dear Charlie, What is the forest like? Ellie

Hi Ellie,

The forest is deep and dark; monstrous trees groan in it; terrible beasties moan in it and all sorts of creatures live there too. It’s a very exciting place to be and perfect for BIG adventures. Love from, Sir Charlie X

Dear Charlie, How do you climb the twirly wirly beanstalk? Alesha

Hello Alesha, Beanstalk climbing isn’t too difficult. Take it steady; hang on with both hands and NEVER, EVER look down. Are you planning to climbing one soon? Love from, Sir Charlie X

Hi, my kids love your story Charlie. I want to know if you have another book in French? I can only find one

Hello Véronique, How lovely to hear that your children enjoy Sir Charlie. I’m afraid that only ‘The really Frightful Night’ has been translated into French, but I hope this won’t always be the case. All the best Kristina

Hi Kristina, Your picture book I LOVE YOU DADDY is now available in four languages as an ebook on the iTunes store! Mia

Thanks Mia! That’s jolly nice to know. All the best Kristina

Could you send me a book by email? Lesley!

Hello Lesley, I’m afraid I can’t send you ‘The Wizard’s Whisper’ by email but don’t worry, because very soon you will be able to download it yourself – All Sir Charlie’s adventures are being turned in to ebooks. Love from Kristina X

Hello! Where did you get the idea from? What do you like doing in your spare time? What is your favourite colour? Do you like writing stories for children to read? What is your favourite book that you have read? Oscar

Hello Oscar, What a lot of lovely questions! I got the idea for Sir Charlie from my own son ‘Charlie’ when he was two and a half years old. In my spare time I like doing all sorts of things: reading, listening to music, walking on the beach, cycling, going to the theatre and making up stories with my children. I like the colour purple. I LOVE writing stories and I am so happy to hear that children like reading them. I don’t have a favourite book that I have read; because there is just so many that I love. I hope you keep reading Sir Charlie’s adventures. Love from, Kristina X

Hi Kristina, My nephew is 3 and my son is 4, who would recommend your books for? Katie

Hello Katie, Although I think both your nephew and your son would enjoy the books, for different reasons, I’d probably err towards 4plus. I hope this helps and I’d love to know what you think of them. All the best Kristina

Dear Charlie, How did you save the princess from the tower? Dipro

Hello Dipro

Thanks for your great question! I didn’t need to save the princess from the tower; she liked living there but she was a bit lonely. So, I brought all sorts of interesting characters to her birthday party and introduced her to lots of new friends. Now she’s not lonely anymore and she’s very happy.

Love,

Sir Charlie X

Dear Charlie, Do you have a mummy and a daddy? Do you go on holiday with your family and do you have to do any housework? Mia

Hello Mia,

What a lot of questions! Thank you.

I do have a mummy and a daddy. I’ve got a sister too. I like going on adventure holidays with my family. I try to keep my bedroom clean, I always help to do the recycling in the house and yes, I am a kid. Are you?

I hope that answers your questions.

Love from,

Sir Charlie X

Dear Kristina, Is Sir Charlie going to be visiting the southwest any time soon? Only I have my own Charlie who is a big fan! Beth 🙂

Hello Beth,

How lovely to hear that you have your very own Sir Charlie. I’m so pleased he likes the books.

Sir Charlie will be making a very special appearance at the Salisbury Arts Festival on the 29th May with his band, ‘The Frightful Knights’, and he’ll be doing his ‘Wizard’s Whisper show’ at The Lamer Tree Festival (Cranborne Chase) in June. I believe he may also be making an appearance down in Dorset sometime in the autumn, but that’s the furthest he’s venturing into the south west for the moment.

We’ll keep you posted on the website.

All the best,

Kristina X

Dear Ms Stephenson. I was reading I Love You Daddy to my four year old son, Chaim, tonight when he asked how the bears got a blanket. We would love to know. Andrew and Chaim

Dear Andrew and Chaim,

These are very special bears; they are the bears from my imagination, and in my imagination (and yours) ANYTHING is possible.

I hope this helps.

All the best,

Kristina X

Hi Charlie! How old are you? We are 6 or 7. We think you might be 9. Are we right? Year 2LB

Hello Year 2LB

In real life I am now 13, but in the books I am any age you want me to be. So, in a way, you are right.

Love,

Sir Charlie X

Hello Sir Charlie! Who is in your family? Mia

Hello Mia,

In real life I have a Mummy, a Daddy, a big sister, two cats, a dog and a tortoise.

Families can be made up of all sorts of different people (and animals). Who is in yours?

Love from,

Sir Charlie X

Hi Kristina, What a lovely set of books you have written. Will there be an audio CD of all the stories? Our two year old granddaughter really loves the great adventure. John

Hello John,

What a lovely message! Thank you.

There are no plans for any more CDs, I’m afraid. But, fear not, we have just finished producing the ebooks for all Sir Charlie’s adventures. Just like the audio cds they will have music, sound effects and the wonderful voice of Michael Maloney narrating them. They will be available very soon and we’ll keep you posted on the website.

I hope this helps,

All the best

Kristina X

Hi Kristina, I am based at a school in Salisbury and wondered if you were available for a bedtime story session on Wednesday 12th February at approx. 6 - 7pm?

Hello Paula,

This sounds like great fun! Why don’t you drop Jo Hardacre an email? I’m sure she will be able to help sort something out- jhardacre@euk.egmont.com

All the best,

Kristina

Hello! Our children in EYFS really enjoy your stories. Do you ever visit schools? We would love to see you. Have you really got stinky socks?

Hello Rachel,

I’m so glad you like my books! I do visit schools and I’d love to see you too. If you get in touch with the publicity people at Egmont and talk to Jo – jhardacre@euk.egmont.com – I’m sure she will be able to help. Yes! I really do have stinky socks, but the stink has very useful magic powers so I don’t mind.

Love,

Sir Charlie X

Hi! Is this book based on Charlie Monical (2110 Glenview Ave. in Park Ridge IL)? He has particularly stinky feet and his socks are stinky too. George (his dad)

Hello Charlie and George

Great to hear from you! Sir Charlie Stinky Socks is based on my own son – he’s called Charlie too! He likes dragons and monsters and really big adventures and yes, he has pretty pongy socks. Mind you, I like to think that all children everywhere (stinky socks or not) could be Sir Charlie. So you too can be a knight with magical stinky socks and have adventures of your own.

Love,

Kristina X

Hi Kristina, We know that you will have a busy schedule but Year 2 will be holding an assembly based on Sir Charlie and World Book Day on Thursday 6th March. The children would be excited if you could attend the assembly! Thanks, Mr Broadbent

Hello Mr Broadbent.

What a lovely email. I have so enjoyed following the children’s blog; they’ve done some really wonderful work – all of them. I’ll talk to Egmont and see how my schedule looks, but rest assured I’ll do my very best to be at the assembly. My face will light up too!

All the best

Kristina

Hi! When is your birthday and where were you born? When was the first Sir Charlie book published and what materials do you use? Thanks, James

Hello James,

Thanks for getting in touch. My birthday is on the 10th August and I LOVE birthdays. I was born in North Africa but we moved back to England before I was 2 years old. The first Sir Charlie book was published in 2007 – quite a long time ago now. I use pencil, ink, watercolour, chalk and a bit of collage for my pictures and I still do it all by hand and not on a computer.

I hope that helps with your school project.

Love,

Kristina x

Hello, We have really enjoyed reading your adventures and adding our own sound effects! Why are your socks so stinky and are they magical? Is your sword magical? How does it get its powers? Reception Class, Dunton Green

Hello Reception Class,

Thanks for your message. I’m so glad you like my books; I’d love to hear those sound effects. Yes, my stinky socks do have magical powers but I’m not sure why. I might have to look into that. Do you have any ideas? My sword isn’t magical but it is very, very useful for all sorts of unusual things and I don’t like to go anywhere without it. I call it my ‘trusty sword’. I hope that helps.

Love,

Kristina x

Hello Kristina, I was teaching at a school (Shrewton Primary) that you visited last year and I really enjoyed your visit. I am now teaching at a different school, in Somerset, and I was wondering whether you would like to come and visit? James

Hello James,

Ah yes, I remember that visit; it was great fun and the children and staff were wonderful. I’d love to be able to help out again in your new school. Perhaps you could get in touch with the publicity people at Egmont and talk to Jo – jhardacre@euk.egmont.com – I’m sure she will be able to sort something out.

All the best,

Kristina

Hello! The Amesbury Archer Primary School PTA would love to have you and Sir Charlie to our school for a reading! Thanks, Anna

Hello Anna,

Thanks for getting in touch. If you contact the publicity department at Egmont and speak to Jo – jhardacre@euk.egmont.com – I’m sure she will be able to help organise a visit.

All the best,

Kristina

Hi Kristina, We are working on your stories for a whole week at our school and my class of 30 year 2's wanted to know what your favourite story was .....so far? Thanks!

Hello Year 2,

Wow! That’s a tricky question. I like all the stories for all sorts of different reasons. Mind you, when I am writing each new story, I like it the best. At the moment I am working on a new Sir Charlie story about a pirate’s curse; I think it’s pretty good, I hope you do too.

Love,

Kristina X

Hello, Where did you like best: desert or London? Tami

Hello Tami,

I don’t remember much about the desert because I was only two when we left, but London will always be special to me. It’s a great place; have you ever been there?

Love,

Kristina x

Hi, I am the Deputy Head at Barford CE Primary School. We are having our book week beginning 3rd March 2014. Is it possible that you could visit our school during this week? Jo

Hello Jo,

I’d be delighted to visit your school. Unfortunately the week of 3rd March won’t be possible – the artwork for a new Sir Charlie book has to be finished and delivered on 10th March so I can’t take on any school visits until after then.

Please do let me know if another time suits you.

All the best

Kristina

Dear Mrs. Stephenson, I bought a lovely children's Bible for our son with your illustrations and we were wondering if you are selling some of them as posters? Kind regards, Martin

Hello Martin,

Thank you for your lovely message. I’m so glad you enjoyed the book; it was great fun to illustrate. In answer to your question, perhaps you should contact the publisher (Lion Hudson) directly. I’m sure they will be able to help.

All the best

Kristina

Hi, I am the Literacy leader at Dilton Marsh Primary School and we have planned our KS1 topic (Castle and Knights) around the wonderful Sir Charlie Stinky Socks books! Might you visit us to share your book? Jill x

Hello Jill,

How wonderful to hear that Sir Charlie is helping you and Year 2 with literacy work. Hurrah!

I’d be delighted to come and visit your school but I’m afraid it will have to be after 10th March because I have to meet a deadline for a new book. Let me know if there are any dates later in March that suit you.

All the best,

Kristina

Hello! Is it fun being in all of the books? Maddie

Hello Maddie,

It’s great fun being in the books and seeing them in shop windows and it’s especially good to know that people like YOU are reading them.

Love,

Sir Charlie X

Hiya! How old are you? Maddie

Hello again Maddie

In real life I am 13 but when the first book came out I was 5. So I suppose you could say that Sir Charlie in the books is any age you want him to be.

Love,

Sir Charlie X

PS Do you know that my sister is called Maddie?

Hello! How long does it take you to write a book? Catherine

Hi Catherine,

Good question! Writing a book begins with an idea. If the idea comes quickly, then it takes me about six weeks to write a book. If the idea doesn’t come quickly, it can take a lot longer.

Love, Kristina x

I really enjoy reading and looking through your books. I was wondering what time in the day do you prepare your meals? James

Hello James,

What an interesting question! I prepare our family meals at rather odd times. I make my children’s packed lunches before breakfast. I make breakfast at breakfast time and I make supper just after breakfast. My own lunch just happens at any time during the day but then it is usually only fruit.

I hope that helps.

Love, Kristina x

Why do you write your books on the computer? Izzy

Hi Izzy,

When I am writing a book I start by jotting down ideas in a notepad. Next I plan the story and write it down by hand – there’s still a lot of crossing out at this stage. I only move onto my computer when I really know what’s going to happen.

It can take anywhere from four to twelve weeks to write a story.

Love,

Kristina X

How do you come up with good ideas? Ben

Hello Ben,

I come up with good ideas the same way that you do – I use my imagination. I also keep my eyes and ears open wherever I go in case I see or hear something that might be a great idea for a story. I try to keep a note pad with me all the time so that I can write down ideas and remember them.

Love, Kristina x

When do you write all these books? Hannah

Hello Hannah,

I’ve got two children, so I usually write the books when my children are at school or in bed at night. The great thing about writing is that you can do it anywhere and at any time. I write on the train and in the dentist’s waiting room sometimes too.

Love,

Kristina x

Do you like all the books? Hannah

Hello again Hannah!

I do like them because they are fun to do. Sometimes I wish I could go back and draw some of the pictures differently, but I think all illustrators think this.

Love, Kristina X

How long does it take you to write a story? Jonah, aged 6

Hi Jonah,

Once I’ve got a good idea, it takes me about four or five weeks to write a story. Sometimes getting that good idea can take a while though.

Love, Kristina x

How old is Sir Charlie? Madeleine

Hello Madeleine,

Good question! Sir Charlie might be 5 years old or he might be 6. He might even be younger or older than that. I think Sir Charlie is probably the same age as the child who is reading the book. How old are you?

Love, Kristina x

Hi Kristina I am a pupil at Studley Green school were you visited today I was just wondering what inspired you to become an author? You are my favourite author and I love your books! Ellie

Hello Ellie,

I loved coming to your school and I’m glad you like my books. I ‘ve always enjoyed making up stories and drawing pictures but it was when I had my own children and made up stories for them that I decided I would like to be an author and an illustrator.

Love, Kristina x

What are your favourite animals in your books? Rosie

Hi Rosie,

Do monsters count as animals? If they do, then I choose the monsters in my books.

Love, Kristina x

How long did it take you to write the story? Leyla

Hi Leyla,

The first Sir Charlie book took four weeks to write but the fourth Sir Charlie book took eight weeks to write. It all depends on how quickly the first idea comes. Love, Kristina x

When will your books be available on android? Really surprised and disappointed to find it's only available to those rich enough to be able to afford an iPhone. Esther

Hello Esther,

When the App was made, Apple was the main provider of tablets. I am told by the publishers that they are keeping a close eye on Android apps and may convert in the future. I agree that it is a shame. All the best, Kristina x

Hi! I just wanted to thank you for opening Studley Green School’s library- you inspired my son to read more (I have been trying to for months!) We have now purchased all of your books and the app! My son and daughter would like to know if you’ll be revisiting the school and if so, will you please sign their books? Adrianne xx

Hello Adrianne, Thank you for you lovely message – I am really touched by it. I had such a great time at Studley Green School , working with the children all day and opening the fabulous new school library. I do very much hope to return but, at the moment, I have no idea when this is likely to be. All the very best, Kristina X

Hi Kristina, Our school has recently had a brand new library built and we are trying to organise a grand opening event. I was wondering if you would be able to get in touch to discuss whether this is something you may be able to help us with? Regards, Kerri

Hello Kerri,

I’m flattered and I’d love to help you with this. I’ll check my diary and get back to you later this week.

All the best

Kristina

Hi Kristina, What inspired you to write this fantastic book? My brother Charlie loves it and wants to know where he lived. I have got one more question. Will you write any more Sir Charlie Stinky Socks books. I love them! Olivia

Hello Olivia

I’m so happy to hear that you and your brother like my books. ‘Sir Charlie’ was based on my own son, Charlie. When he was 3 he imagined Wiggly Woos were waiting to tickle his toes. So I wrote a book about it. There are 6 Sir Charlie books in the shops, another one coming out next October and then I’m going to write a couple more.

Keep reading.

Love,

Kristina

X

Dear Kristina, This is the 3rd time we have seen you at Cheltenham and my kids loved your show (as did my partner and I) When I put my children to bed just now I asked which their favourite festival highlight was (as they have seen 8 events over past fortnight)and they both said yours. I thought it would be nice to have that feedback and it was directly from them!

Hello Emma,

Thanks for coming to see me at Cheltenham and congratulations on your wonderful singing! It’s lovely to have feedback after events and I am chuffed that your children enjoyed the show. Perhaps you will come again.

All the best

Kristina

X

Hi! What do you eat? Millie

Hello Millie,

I like all sorts of food – even Broccoli – but my favourite food is my Granny’s Chicken Pie.

What do you like to eat?

Love,

Sir Charlie

x

Took my daughter Isla 5yrs to see your brilliant story telling today at the festival. Just wanted to let you know how much she loved it and has not stopped talking about it all evening. Well done to you and your family it was great will defo be adding your books to her Christamas list. She loved it.... Rich

Hello Rich,

What a lovely message – thank you! I’m really glad you and your daughter enjoyed the show. You were such a fabulous audience, you made it easy for us. Say hello to Isla.

All the best

Kristina

Hello Kristina, I really really love the Charlie Stinky Socks books. I collect autographs and I was really hoping you could send me yours? My mum said if you tell me where to send it I can send you a stamped envelope. Please please say you will send me one. Thank you from Harry

Hello Harry,

Send your stamped addressed envelope in to: Publicity Department, Egmont UK, The Yellow Building London W11 4AN and I’ll certainly send you my autograph. I’m glad you like the books.

Love,

Kristina

x

Hi Kristina, Please tell me how you got started writing children’s books…I want to start writing but not sure how to start? Alicia

Hello Alicia,

I started writing books by telling stories to my own children when they were little. I always say that if you can tell a story then you can write it down. Have a go! It’s fun!

Good luck,

Love,

Kristina

x

Hello! What do you drink and what do you play? Maisie and Felix

Hello Maisie and Felix,

I drink water most of the time but I like a cup of tea in the morning too! I play all sorts of games and I play the clarinet too.

What about you?

Love,

Sir Charlie

X

I have been reading your wonderful stories to my Year 1 and 2 classes every week- they are the stories that are the most requested! I personally love your illustrations and all the fold out flaps - even if my arms aren't quite long enough. Thank you for such fabulous stories you keep us very well entertained! Sue, Emmaville Primary School

What a lovely message! Thank you, Sue.

Love,

Kristina

X

Hi, I like Sir Charlie Stinky Socks, please will you make some more? Macauley, Emmaville Primary School

Hello Macauley,

I’m glad you like the Sir Charlie books. I’ve already written another one which comes out in October next year – it’s about Pirates. I hope you enjoy it.

Love,

Kristina

x

Hi, Are you going to write any more stories? Baran, Emmaville Primary School

Hello Baran,

I will write lots more stories if you will keep reading them.

Love,

Kristina

x

Hi, What do you like to eat when you are writing your stories? Macey, Emmaville Primary School

Hello Macey,

I like to start with a big bowl of porridge in the morning. Then I eat lots of fruit during the day and drink lots of tea. I like peppermint and liquorice tea. I keep a secret supply of biscuits in my studio too but I usually find they’ve all gone, because my children have eaten them all. Ho hum!

Love,

Kristina

x

Hello! How old are you? Daniel, Emmaville Primary School

Hello Daniel,

I’m not old and I’m not young, I’m somewhere in the middle and it’s a very nice place to be.

How old are you?

Love,

Kristina

x

Hey! Why is he called Sir Charlie Stinky Socks? Elizabeth

Hello,

Thanks for your question. The answer is simple: Sir Charlie has pretty pongy socks. Mind you, the whiff from those socks is so powerful that it can break evil spells. The smell also lets people know that Sir Charlie is about! Are your socks smelly?

Love,

Kristina X

Hi! Where does Sir Charlie live? Lola Mae

Hi Lola Mae,

Thanks for your question, but the thing is Sir Charlie Stinky Socks just won’t settle down. He’s far too busy going off on adventures to live in one place. Guess what… he’s heading out to sea next.

Love from,

Kristina x

Hello! My 3 and a half year old daughter has discovered Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and loves the mysterious stories! We’d like to know if there is a specific order to read them in as we noticed a link between a couple? Many thanks, Emma

Hello Emma,

Thank you for your lovely message and good spot Katie – yes there are links between the books. You can, of course, read the stories individually, but the order they were written in, and perhaps the BEST way to read them is:

The Really Big Adventure The Really Frightful Night The Really Dreadful Spell The Tale of the Terrible Secret The Tale of the Two Treasures The Tale of the Wizard’s Whisper

I’m afraid that Book number 7 won’t be coming out until October 2014.

Hope this helps.

Love,

Kristina x

Hello Kristina. We are an award-winning amateur company based at our own purpose-built theatre in Ashley Road, Salisbury. As a local, it would be lovely if you could visit our theatre. If you fancy, you could do a reading or a workshop? Chris Hawley

Hello Chris,

Good to hear from you. I have certainly heard of your fabulous theatre and I’d be delighted to come along and do a reading or workshop or … BOTH. I will give you a call.

Best wishes,

Kristina

Hello! Hope you are well and having some holiday time. Just wondered how I book you for a workshop at school? Best wishes, Rhonda x

Hello Rhonda,

Thanks for your message. It is best to talk directly to the publicity department at Egmont about school visits.

All the best

Kristina

Hi Ronda, It’s best if you send your request to: prauthor@egmont.co.uk Thanks, Egmont team

Hi Kristina, I am a 36 year old mother of two (4yrs and 2years). I would like to thank you for creating a magical series of adventure books! Hannah xx

Hello Hannah, Thank you for your very lovely message! I’m so glad you and your children enjoy the Sir Charlie books; it sounds like you are doing a wonderful job of bringing them to life. So, here’s the deal: I’ll keep writing stories, if you keep reading them. All the best, Kristina

Dear Kristina, I love your stories and I would love to join one of them! Love from Libby

Thank you for all your lovely questions from Year 1 Light Oaks Infants School! Libby, why don’t you make up your own Sir Charlie story, then you could all be in it? You could send it to me too – I’d love to read it. Love, Kristina X

Where do you live and how do you get there? Amaan

Where do you think I might live Amaan? Why don’t you try to guess and tell me what you come up with. Love from Sir Charlie X

To Kristina, I like your stories! How do you get them done in a day and do you do it on your own? Joshua W

I’m glad you like my stories Joshua and I wish I did get them done in a day. Actually it takes me weeks and weeks to write a Sir Charlie story and weeks and weeks to do the pictures. My children help me by listening to my ideas and telling me what they think of the pictures as I draw them. Do you like drawing? Love Kristina X

Where do you get your costume from? Love Amber

I made it Amber. Do you like it? Love, Sir Charlie X

Hello Charlie, Why did you call your cat Envelope? Year 2 Edlington Victoria

Hello Year 2! Envelope got his name from a pet rabbit I had when I was a very little boy. I’m not sure why I called the rabbit Envelope; I just liked the name. Do you? Love from, Sir Charlie X

Hi Kristina. We really enjoyed your session at Hay. Samuel (age 6) loved the sugary Wiggly Woos that your mum had made so much that he has pestered to make his own all week! Sarah and Samuel

Dear Sarah and Samuel,

I’m so glad you enjoyed the session at Hay – I certainly had fun and wow! It didn’t rain this year! I’ll tell my mum that her Wiggly Woos inspired you both to get creative with icing – she will be delighted. Please do try pasting the photos again – I’d LOVE to see them. Love, Kristina X

Hi Sarah, We’re currently in the process of setting up a gallery page on the Sir Charlie site so please do check back soon and you’ll be able to upload Samuel’s Wiggly Woos- we’d ALL love to see them! Thanks, Egmont team

Dear Kristina, Our entire family love your books and have great fun reading them together. Living in the Salisbury area, as do we, I wondered if you did book signings or creative workshops? Kind regards, Tara

Hello Tara,

What a lovely message! Thank you! I certainly do do signings, events and creative workshops. All my festival appearances are advertised on this website and do contact Egmont if you would like to arrange a school visit. I have done several signings at Waterstones in Salisbury – pop in and ask them if another one is on the cards. Failing that, in November I am doing an event in Winchester at the Discovery Centre – not too far from Salisbury.

All the best

Kristina

Hi Kristina, We have been given some funding to put on 3 story telling events over the next academic year, reaching out to children from deprived backgrounds in the Bristol area. Please contact me if you are interested. Regards, Joanne

Dear Joanne,

I’d love to be involved in your project. Do let me know more.

All the best

Kristina

Dear Sir Charlie, Have you been in our classroom? We found a 'magic' key and a CD of enchanted forest sounds. From Year One

Hello Year One,

Sir Charlie Stinky Socks here! I’m really glad that you like reading about my adventures and I hope you all have some big adventures of your own. I think you probably do.

What’s this I hear about you finding a ‘Magic Key’? Did it open the little wooden door and where did the door lead to? I’d really love to know.

Keep writing stories, look out for my next adventure and please keep in touch.

Lots of love

Sir Charlie

X

Dear Kristina, My class perform puppet shows and role plays, adding actions and many other activities! They wait in suspense each day to hear the next part of the stories - as a teacher, I would like to say a huge thank you to you (and Charlie) for this! From Laura

Dear Laura,

Thank you for your very kind words. I am so happy to think that I have helped inspire your class. Mind you, judging by the fabulous activities you have been doing with the children, I think you are doing a pretty fantastic job of it yourself. I’d like to be in your classroom.

With very best wishes,

Kristina

x

Dear Kristina, How does it feel to write all these books? Erin

Hello Erin

It feels really good. It’s great fun making up stories and drawing pictures.

I’m very lucky to have such a great job and to get lovely messages from people like you.

Love from Kristina X

Hello! I have read the book The Really Frightful Night in french to my children. They really love it. But your other books are only in english. Will they come in french soon? Thanks! Isabelle Arcand

Bonjour Isabelle. Comment allez-vous ?

I am so glad that your children enjoyed ‘The Frightful, Night’ – it is one of my favourites. But I am afraid that you are right, the books are not currently available in French. We will have to wait for a French co-edition deal before that can happen – keep your fingers crossed.

With best wishes,

Kristina X

We have been learning all about Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and his adventures. We have really enjoyed them. We were wondering if you are going to write any more stories about Sir Charlie. We think you should write about Sir Charlie and an adventure about dinosaurs!!

Love from Reception Class

Hello Reception Class,

What a brilliant idea – Sir Charlie Stinky Socks in an adventure with Dinosaurs! I love it! What do you think the dinosaurs should look like? Maybe you could draw some and send them in to the website. I’d love to see them.

I’m glad you like reading about Sir Charlie and his adventures. Yes, I am writing more. In fact I have just finished a new story called ‘Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Tale of the Wizard’s Whisper’; it comes out in October. I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks for sending in your message and keep coming up with those wonderful ideas.

Love,

Kristina X

We spent two weeks reading Sir Charlie books at school and based our lessons on his adventures. One of the things we made was green bean soup and we wondered what things Sir Charlie likes to eat and would he like to try our recipe for green bean soup?

Hello Sherborne Primary School!

Thank you for getting in touch.

How wonderful to hear that you based your lessons on Sir Charlie’s adventures and that you made Green Bean Soup too – what fun! Do you know the ‘Green Bean Soup song’? Did you sing it while you were cooking?

Sir Charlie likes to eat lots of different kinds of food (he particularly enjoys pears and his granny’s chicken pie) and in fact he likes cooking too. He and I would love to try your recipe for Green Bean Soup and, if you don’t mind, we could put it on the website.

Lots of love,

Kristina and Sir Charlie X

I really like reading about the adventures that Charlie and his friends have. I have all the books and me and my mum read them all the time. Is Charlie going to be having any new adventures soon? ( I had to use my mum's email as I dont have one..I am only 7...hope that is ok) Oliver x

Hello Oliver,

How lovely to hear from you. I’m really glad that you enjoy Sir Charlie’s adventures. He’s off on a new one in October when his new book comes out. It is called ‘Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Tale of the Wizard’s Whisper’ and maybe you will get in touch again and let me know what you think of it?

Lots of love,

Kristina X

Dear Kristina, Me and my children thoroughly enjoyed seeing you at Shrewton Primary School last term. I work at Castle Primary School, Ludgershall and would love you to visit! I'd be very grateful if you could send any thoughts you have on coming to our school to enthuse children about reading! Best wishes, Claire

Hello Claire,

I had a great day at Shrewton Primary School and it was wonderful to see so many parents attend the session in the afternoon. I’d love to visit Castle Primary School too, but I’m sure you will appreciate that I get lots and lots of requests to visit schools and it is sometimes difficult to fit them all in. Why don’t you speak directly to Jo in the publicity department at Egmont and we will see what we can do? You can email her on jhardacre@euk.egmont.com

All the best,

Kristina X

We have some of your books with the CDs and we love the songs. Is there a cd with The Tale of Two Treasures or The Terrible Secret Danielx

Hello Daniel,

I’m glad you like the songs. Do you know the ‘Green Bean Soup Song’ off by heart? And do you make all the naughty noises with it?

Lots of people have been asking me where they can get Sir Charlie CDs from. Sadly Egmont are not going to produce CDs anymore (because of the internet), but they will be turning Sir Charlie’s adventures into e-books. I still like CDs, so I have decided to carry on making CDs of the stories and songs myself. I will be selling these at Festivals and School visits and I will try to make them available on the website too.

I hope this helps

Love,

Kristina X

Who is your very best friend? Charlie, age 6

Hello Charlie (great name!)

That’s a tough question. I’ve got lots and lots and lots of friends and if you read my new book, which comes out in October, you will see what I mean. For now though, I’d have to say that Envelope and the Good Grey Mare are my most special friends, because we stick together through everything.

Lots of love,

Sir Charlie X

Hi, I read in one of your answers you can get audio CD of four of the books; where? Unable to find them on this web site or indeed even in google? Thanks, Mark

Hello Mark,

The first three audio CDs might still be available in some book shops but I believe that fewer and fewer shops are stocking audio books – a sad but inevitable consequence of the internet I fear! If you have no luck on the high street, you should be able to buy the first three Sir Charlie books as audio CD and book packages directly from Egmont and E-books will be available for all the Sir Charlie adventures in due course too. Having said all this, I am still a big fan of children’s CDs (particularly for the car), so I will be producing audio CDs myself later in the year – I’ll keep you posted.

I hope this helps.

All the best

Kristina X

Dear Sir Charlie, Did you marry the princess? Love Shona

Hello Shona, No, I didn’t marry the princess but we are very, very good friends and always will be.

Lots of love,

Sir Charlie X

Dear Ms. Stephenson, We went to your session at the Oxford Literary Festival and my son (who is 4) really loved it! He has been telling his friends and teachers very excitedly about his experiences in Oxford. My son's teacher said that he thought the children would love a school visit. I thought it would be helpful to ask how much cost might be involved? With very best wishes (and thanks again for a fun Sunday lunchtime) Maria Cartwright

Hello Maria,

I’m so glad you and your son enjoyed the event at the Oxford Literary Festival. Wasn’t the snow amazing?! I do indeed visit schools and I’d love to come and see you at Brockenhurst, if I can fit it into my schedule – I afraid that I get awfully busy.

It’s probably best if you contact the publicity department at Egmont and, between us, we’ll see what we can do. You can email Jo at jhardacre@euk.egmont.com. With very best wishes, Kristina X

Just to say how amazing we found your session at the Cardiff Children's Literature Festival yesterday. It was incredibly entertaining and inspiring - a real pleasure to watch. It was everything that I, my husband and my daughter (aged 6 years) hoped such a session at a Literature festival would be. Thankyou! Helen

You are most welcome! We were so glad to part of the Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival; the Undercroft in the castle made for a great venue and you were a wonderful audience – your singing was sublime! Thank you for getting in touch; it’s so nice to have such lovely feedback

Love Kristina

Thank you very much for my Sir Charlie Stinkysocks books .I have really enjoyed reading them all by myself. Ella Musselwhite

Hello Ella, I’m so glad you like the Sir Charlie Books and well done for reading them by yourself.

Love Sir Charlie x

I love to read, do you? Anjy

Reading is great isn’t it Anjy? I love reading all sorts of books, especially really imaginative stories.

Love Sir Charlie x

Do you like pets? Anny

Yes! I have a tortoise, two cats and a dog. Envelope the cat doesn’t count as a pet – he’s my best friend.

Love Sir Charlie x

Do you visit schools? The children in my class have got loads from your books. -Craig

Hello Craig,

How lovely to hear from you. I’m delighted that the children in your class have been enjoying the books.

I do indeed visit schools – it’s one of the things I enjoy most about my job. Having said that, fitting school visits in around deadlines can be a bit of a problem as they seem to be coming thick and fast at the moment- school visits and deadlines! I’m sure we can work something out. To try and organise something, it’s best to email prauthor@egmont.co.uk.

All the best Kristina

Sir Charlie do you have any clean socks than your socks you wear all the time? -Holl

I’m afraid not, Holl; I only have the stinky ones! Mind you they are my favourites and they never let me down. How about you? What are your socks like?

Love, Sir Charlie X

what are wiggly woos? why did you call your cat envelope? is the wicth a good witch or a bad witch? -Kelsie

Hi Kelsie, Have you ever seen a Wiggly Woo? In my world they are colourful little bugs that wait in the grass to tickle your toes – I think they want to make you laugh. You will find they popping up in all the ‘Sir Charlie’ books.

And how did my cat get his name, you ask? Well, when I was 3 years old I had a pet rabbit and I called him ‘Towerblock’! But after about a week I realised that this probably wasn’t the best name for a rabbit, so I called him…ENVELOPE! That was a long time ago now, but when I went on my first ‘Sir Charlie’ adventure and I took my cat with me, I decided to name him Envelope, after my rabbit.

Oh! and the witch with the watch is a very good witch indeed. She looks after the princess and prepares a fabulous birthday party for her. She even makes sure everyone gets to the party. I think she’s lovely.

I hope that helps.

Love, Sir Charlie x

What is your horse's real name? -Jake

Do you know, the Good Grey Mare doesn’t actually have another name. Or, if she does, she hasn’t told me what it is. What do you think she should be called? Why not have a go at thinking of a name yourself, and let me know what you come up with – I’d love to hear your ideas and I’ll post them on the site. Have fun.

Love, Sir Charlie x

why did you go on the adventure? -Heather

I went on my first adventure because I wanted to meet all the creatures I had seen in my imagination. I met a dragon, some beasties, the wiggly woos and a wily, witch with a watch but there are still all sorts of creatures I would like to meet and places I would like to visit so I’m going to keep going on adventures. How about you? What would you like to meet on an adventure?

Love from, Sir Charlie x

Is there a CD of all the songs? -Kath

Dear Kath, You can buy an audio version of the first four Sir Charlie books and these have songs at the end of the story. We are thinking about producing a cd with just the songs on it – so watch this space.

Love Sir Charlie x

Do you ever get your socks washed?? -Luke

Answer: Great question! I do wash my socks – usually after every adventure. I even managed to persuade the Sweetle Beetles to wash them and the Ghastly Ghouls to iron them for me at the end of ‘The Really Frightful Night’. How about you?

Love, Sir Charlie

where do you live? is it in a castle? -Joseph

Hello Joseph, Thanks for your question. Where do you think I live? Let me know and I’ll tell you if you are right.

Love Sir Charlie

what is your favourite food? -Ciara

Hello Ciara, Good question! The answer’s easy: Dragon Salad – prepared by the finest goblin chefs and … Chocolate Spread sandwiches, of course!

Love from Sir Charlie x

My mum has a Galaxy S2 not an I PHONE . . . Will I be able to get the ap on Mummy's phone soon? Love Charlie not so stinky socks

Hello Charlie,

I’ve got an answer for you but it’s probably not the one you want to hear. I’m afraid you won’t be able to get the first Sir Charlie App on your Mummy’s phone. The App was developed a long time ago, when android phones were just a whisper, and the way it was built means that it can’t be converted well. I’m sorry.

But don’t worry, there is talk about making a whole new Sir Charlie App. So, fingers crossed.

Love Sir Charlie x

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