Charlie Bumpers vs. the Really Nice Gnome

Version: Unabridged
Author: Bill Harley
Narrator: Bill Harley
Genres: Juvenile, Educational, Fiction, Teen
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
Published In: April 2014
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours, 12 minutes
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Charlie Bumpers has his heart set on playing the role of the evil Sorcerer in the fourth grade play. He's even got the laugh down pat: Mwa-ha-ha-ha! But his dreams of villainous stardom go up in smoke when he finds out that Mrs. Burke has cast him as the Nice Gnome! Determined to rectify this terrible injustice, Charlie concocts one plan after another, but nothing seems to work. To make matters worse, his dad has assigned chores to all the kids in the family and Charlie's job is walking Ginger, the diggiest, sniffiest, and poopiest dog in the universe.

Can Charlie deal with these challenges without causing havoc all around him?

Author Details

Author Details

Harley, Bill

A two-time Grammy award-winning performer, Bill Harley is a prolific author and recording artist, as well as a regular commentator for National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." He joined the National Storytelling Network's Circle of Excellence in 2001 and tours nationwide as an author, performing artist, and keynote speaker. Harley's recordings have received numerous national awards including Parents' Choice, National Association of Parenting Publication, and the highest honor from the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio.