Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 256 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.07 in
Published: July 3, 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0192756036
ISBN - 13: 9780192756039
From the Publisher
When Pepper Roux was born his aunt foretold that he would not live past 14 years of age. Throughout his childhood his parents haven''t bothered with him much, knowing that his life would be short-lived. So when Pepper wakes up on his 14th birthday he knows this will be the day that he''ll die. But as the day wears on, and Pepper finds himself still alive, he decides to set off to sea in an attempt to try and avoid death for as long as possible. As time goes on Pepper steps into many roles and personas and has numerous outrageous adventures. But can he stay one step ahead of death? Or will fate catch up with him? And, if he does live, which of his many lives will he choose to adopt? This riot of a story is a wonderful adventure, and Pepper is an unforgettable character who stays with you long after his story has been told.
About the Author
Geraldine McCaughrean has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children''s Book Award (three times), the Guardian Children''s Fiction Prize, the Smarties Bronze Award (four times), the Blue Peter Book of the Year award and the Blue Peter Special Book to Keep Forever award. Her novels include Peter Pan in Scarlet, The White Darkness, Not the End of the World, Smile!, Stop the Train, The Kite Rider, The Stones are Hatching, Plundering Paradise, Gold Dust, A Pack of Lies and A Little Lower than the Angels. Geraldine McCaughrean was born and educated in Enfield, North London, the youngest daughter of a fireman and a teacher. She trained as a teacher, worked for ten years in publishing, and in 1988 became a full-time writer. Since then Geraldine has written over 130 books and plays for both adults and children and has won every major children''s book prize. Geraldine lives in Berkshire with her husband and their daughter.
"I was gripped from page one by the quite literally death defying adventures of the ill omened but hugely resourceful Pepper Roux. A hero for us all to emulate! As ever Geraldine totally engages you in the reality of the world she creates with real humour and wit. A treat to savour!" --Joy Court, Chair of Youth Librarian''s Group