When Charlie McButton Lost Power by Suzanne Collins

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An electifying picture book from the author of The Hunger Games.

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.

He 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 little sister to have a meltdown of her own? Or will be snap out of his computer craze long enough to realize he can have fun with her, even without batteries?

Suzanne Collins, author of the bestselling Hunger Games trilogy, and award-winning illustrator Mike Lester team up for a hilarious and timely tale that will crack up young computer addicts and those who love them.


About Suzanne Collins

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Suzanne Collins received a M.F.A. from New York University in dramatic writing. Since 1991, she has been a writer for children's television shows. She has worked on the staffs of several shows including Clarissa Explains it All, The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, Little Bear and Oswald. She also co-wrote the Rankin/Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! and was the head writer for Scholastic Entertainment's Clifford's Puppy Days. Her books include The Underland Chronicles; The Hunger Games series, and When Charlie McButton Lost Power. Kristyn Crow lives in Layton, Utah. This is her first book. Mike Lester lives in Rome, Georgia. His "A Is for Salad" was a "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book.
Published March 24, 2005 by Putnam Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Computers & Technology. Fiction

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A computer-game addict temporarily turns into a raving lunatic when a power failure shuts down his PC, and Lester is well up to the task of portraying his breakdown.

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