The Pickle King
Rebecca Promitzer
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UK Price: £6.99
Format: Paperback
Age: 10+
Size: 198x129mm
Extent: 448pp
ISBN: 978-1-906427-01-6
Publication date: April 2009
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Bea lives in Elbow, where it rains all summer.

Most people leave to go somewhere sunny, but there are always a few kids left behind.

Already bored on the second day of the holidays, her friend Sam turns up at her house and drags her through the rain to see a discovery he’s made in a creepy derelict house – a dead man.

A mystery unfolds in front of their eyes and, with her gang of misfit friends, Bea must uncover the clues to find the answers. But they’re being watched and the more they discover, the more dangerous it becomes. 

' ... spine-chilling ... intensely visual ... '
Books For Keeps
WINNER OF THE VIENNA YOUNG READERS' JURY PRIZE, 2011
'I'd recommend it to any child ... with a thirst for adventure and a love for all things weird and wonderful.'
Waterstones Books Quarterly
' ... A hugely entertaining adventure tinged with enough horror to delight but not terrify ... A tremendous debut.'
Julia Eccleshare
' ... This is a fast-paced, entertaining debut ... '
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In Elbow, the town where I live, it rains all summer. Not the kind of rain that is fun to run through, stomping your feet. Not the kind of rain that is fine and warm and accompanied by a rainbow. No, in Elbow it rains heavy, dark rain. Rain that makes a noisy clashing sound like hundreds of angry

"I loved writing THE PICKLE KING! I especially like the parts that are set in Garbage City because I didn’t expect to be taken to such a strange place; one that almost made all my senses explode!"

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