#BookReview Charly in Space by Tim and Cathy Walker @timwalker1666 #PublicationDay

Today is publication day for the Kindle version of Tim and Cathy Walker’s latest collaboration, Charly in Space, so I have been asked to read and review it.

About the Book

Schoolgirl Charly Holmes has an out-of-this-world experience!Charly in Space is an adventure story for young readers involving British schoolgirl, Charlotte Holmes (called ‘Charly’ by her friends). 13-year-old Charly and her friend Jenny must raise money by washing cars if they want to go on a school trip to the European Space Agency in France. With Dad’s help, they hit their fundraising target and embark on the trip of a lifetime that soon becomes the adventure of a lifetime for wannabe detective, Charly.Charly’s inquisitive nature once more gets her into trouble, and leads her to another exciting adventure. But this time it is the ultimate adventure of going into space and visiting the International Space Station. Not only does she go to Space, but she has the opportunity to prove that her theory about alien dogs is true!Find out how this situation comes about, and what happens to the curious schoolgirl when she is discovered and returns to planet Earth. Experience the expanse of Space and life on the Space Station through the eyes of a schoolgirl and gasp in wonder at the adventure that unravels before her.Charly in Space is a story of imagination and thrilling adventure that treads the border between scientific possibility and sheer fantasy, seen through the sharp eyes of a thirteen-year-old schoolgirl.This book is suitable reading for children aged 9+ and is the third book in a series, following on from The Adventures of Charly Holmes and Charly & The Superheroes

My Review

This is book 3 in Tim and Cathy’s Charly series but you don’t need to have read the previous two first, I hadn’t and it didn’t take anything away from my enjoyment of the book.

This book follows Charly, a school girl, as she goes on a school trip to the European Space Agency and whilst there helps a sick astronaut and accidently ends up on the International Space Station for 6 months. Whilst on the ISS she has a couple of nice adventures.

The book is aimed at younger children and is really well written. I enjoyed the character of Charly and, once you suspend reality and how things work, I really liked the fact that she can accidently end up in space and have a great time there.

Overall Tim and Cathy make a great team and I can’t wait to go back and read books 1 and 2.

About the Authors

Charly in Space is the third book in the Charly Holmes series by father and daughter team, Tim and Cathy Walker. It follows The Adventures of Charly Holmes (2017) and Charly & the Superheroes (2018). Tim lives near Windsor in the UK and works part-time for a local charity, and Cathy lives with her mum and sisters in Bordeaux, France. She goes to college (secondary school) is busy this year studying for her baccalaureate. They meet up during school holidays and enjoy making up stories. 

Tim Walker has written and published eleven books to date, and recently finished a five-book historic fiction series, A Light in the Dark Ages. He has also published two books of short stories, a book of poems, and a dystopian novel, in addition to the Charly Holmes books. Please visit Tim’s website for news and information:


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