At the top of a tall, tall tower with a pointy roof something is stirring. Lightning flashes, thunder roars and something goes bump in the night. Enter Sir Charlie Stinky Socks - honourable, feisty, tenacious and courageous as always. Our pungent hero must face ghastly ghouls, headless ghosts and a dark danger lurking in the cellar in order to retrieve the princess' teddy bear. But, will our clever hero be able to thwart his foes in this ghostly adventure or will he succumb to the hideous Cellar Dweller.
Kristina Stephenson trained as a set and costume designer. She had a successful career in Theatre and Children's TV until she had her children. Wanting to stay at home with them, she turned to illustration. She has illustrated many non-fiction books. Inspired to write this picture book by her own son Charlie (who doesn't have stinky socks), she showed it to a friend in the book trade. Thankfully for us, he recommended that she send it to Egmont. With a change in artwork style, it's clear that a rare and exciting new picture book talent has emerged. Kristina lives with her husband, who is a musician, and her son and daughter in Wiltshire.