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Stephen King Bringing Us Charlie The Choo-Choo

I’m a huge Stephen King nerd.  Like really huge.  So when I heard that Simon & Schuster were putting out a book based on the in book childrens book Charlie the Choo-Choo I was excited.  It is a childrens book that Jake finds in a book store in the Dark Tower series that has a connection to Mid-World.

Coming at the end of November King will once again don a pseudonym to fit in the Dark Tower meta continuity.  As Beryl Evans he’ll be bringing the book to life along with illustrations from Ned Dameron.  From the Press Release:

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 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 in its completion, fans across the country can bring Charlie the Choo-Choo to their home libraries.

Are you picking this up?  Are you excited for the movie?  Let us know!