Books by Matthew Dean
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The Adventures of Carlee & Charlie
The Adventures of Carlee and Charlie are a slightly satirical series for children who are growing up and child-like grown-ups.
#1 – A New Home
Carlee is typical eleven-year-old: she loves roasted swan, hates swamp slugs, owns her own lakeside cottage, and has a dragon for a best friend, named Charlie.
When Charlie accidentally burns down Carlee’s cottage, the two friends set out to search for a new home. Unfortunately, the village mob, two murderous trolls, and a psychotic wizard with low self-esteem stand in their way.
#2 – Kingdom 46
When King Herbert Shrub hears of the incident in Furrybottom, he is convinced by his advisors to declare a full-scale war against dragons.
Unfortunately, there’s just one dragon in the kingdom: a perfectly friendly dragon named Charlie, whose only companion is a little girl named Carlee. When Charlie is captured, Carlee sets out to rescue him from the clutches of the kingdom and the politics of war.
#3 – Master Wallum
On the day Carlee had her ninth birthday, there was no celebration. No one brought her a birthday cake or sang her a song. She didn’t get a toy to play with, or a party with lots of smiling faces. She was a slave of the terrible Master Wallum. But all of that would change, on the day when a dragon emerged from the forest.
#4 – Wallum Mart
Carlee and Charlie are finding it hard to get along, which is not making for a great day for Carlee. But it is about to get a lot worse when she runs into the worst of all horrible people: her former slave master Wallum and his terrible daughters. But they aren’t the only new ones to show up in the kingdom…