On November 22, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers will publish Charlie the Choo-Choo, written by Stephen King and published under the pseudonym of Beryl Evans—a character in King’s novel The Waste Lands, part of The Dark Tower series.
Charlie the Choo-Choo is publishing just in time for The Dark Tower movie, which releases in February 2017 starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Having sold over 30 million copies to date, The Dark Tower series has a devoted fan base who will no doubt rush to pick up this Easter egg item.
In a blurb for the book, King says, “If I were ever to write a children’s book, it would be just like this!”
Check out the book’s synopsis, cover art, and a half-dozen interior pages below; and if you’re a fan of The Dark Tower, pre-order your copy from Amazon now!
Engineer Bob has a secret: His train engine, Charlie the Choo-Choo, is alive… and also his best friend. From celebrated author Beryl Evans (a pseudonym for Stephen King) and illustrator Ned Dameron, comes a story about friendship, loyalty, and hard work.
Fans of Stephen King’s acclaimed The Dark Tower series will recognize Charlie the Choo-Choo as the picture book that shows up in Book Three, The Waste Lands, written by the character Beryl Evans. An Easter egg for devoted fans, a mock-up of the book was recently distributed at San Diego Comic-Con, where over 500 fans gathered to claim one of 150 copies available. Now, with its completion, fans across the country can bring Charlie the Choo-Choo to their home libraries.