During an endlessly rainy summer in the town of Elbow, twelve-year-old Bea and her misfit friends solve an unlikely mystery involving an unidentified dead man who is missing an eye, an evil surgeon, a ring shaped like an old castle, a bag of smelly intestines, and a helpful ghost.
|LC Classifications||PZ7.P94336 Pi 2010|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||404 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||404|
|LC Control Number||2008055435|
Its closest claim to fame is a giant pickle factory, owned by Herman, the Pickle King. Herman's a small-time big shot, a local celebrity Until he turns up dead. And when Bea, Sam, and their misfit friends stumble across his body — minus one eyeball — in the waterlogged basement of a creepy old house, suddenly they're. The Pickle King Rebecca Promitzer, Author. Scholastic/Chicken House $ (p) ISBN Buy this book. Promitzer's debut doesn't quite live up to its lofty aspirations, but has. Its closest claim to fame is a giant pickle factory, owned by Herman, the Pickle King. Hermans a small-time big shot, a local celebrity .Until he turns up dead. And when Bea, Sam, and their friends stumble across his body--minus one eyeball--in the waterlogged basement of a creepy old house, suddenly theyre the ones in a pickle! The plot of this rain-soaked dark comedy doesn't quite hold water, but Promitzer chucks in so many bizarre twists and revolting details that readers will likely forgive her. In getting to the bottom of several ugly secrets in their seemingly ordinary town, year-old Bea and five other local children squabble and bond as they gather clues from a long-dead corpse, two ghosts, a stolen bag of Author: Rebecca Promitzer.
The Pickle King Booktalk Beatrice Klednik puts Herman's Devil Tongue Relish on everything she eats — including eggs, sandwiches, and sometimes even on ice cream. There's no denying that she's kind of a weird girl. Besides her love of the green garnish, Bea has another odd trait. Death of the Pickle King book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Unemployed teacher Mary Malone faces a serious dilemma when her p Ratings: 0. A melange of rain, squelch and fear sets the scene in this spine-chilling story filled with terrifying villains and gruesome ghosts. It’s the summer holidays in the small American town of Elbow, renowned for its chili pickle factory, dank streets and constant rain, and Bea is at a loose end, wondering which other students are around over the summer, when her friend Sam rings the doorbell. The Pickle King A comedy about love, death & preserves Written By Jacob Rajan & Justin Lewis Rip the lid off a jar of utterly delicious theatre, bursting with wit, wonder and the faint whiff of death.
The Pickle King reminds me of a particular group of books, most of them about villainous factory owners, particularly food fabricators, and many of them drizzling with perpetual or near-perpetual rain: Fortune's Magic Farm by Suzanne Selfors, The Secret of Zoom by Lynn Jonell, Canned by Alex Shearer, and The Deep Freeze of Bartholomew Tullock by Alex : Kate Coombs. The Pickle King is about that wonderful belief children have in finding something extraordinary behind even the most boring. It's a terrific, highly original, sometimes scary, deadpan funny read. It stars a gang of unlikely friends thrown together one wet summer in the small town of Elbow, famous for only two things: chilli pickle and rain/5(19). "Written with obvious relish and a distinctive individual voice, The Pickle King is an unusual blend of genuine humour and horror, with more than a dash of the truly disgusting. (Yes, it's offal in places!) I'm eager to see what Rebecca Promitzer serves up next.". Top 5 Northwest Children's Books by KING 5. The Washington Post's Summer Book Club. Fuse #8’s Magnificent Children’s Books. The Horn Book's Recommended School Stories. Mamiverse's 50 Latino Children's Books You Should Know. Books for Reading and Sharing— New York Public Library "Book Spine of the Year" from Scope Notes.