The Pickle King by Rebecca PromitzerThe Pickle King by Rebecca Promitzer

The Pickle King

byRebecca Promitzer

Hardcover | March 1, 2010

Pricing and Purchase Info

$20.70 online 
$22.99 list price
Earn 104 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Out of stock online

Not available in stores


Bea lives in the podunk, nowhere town of Elbow, where it rains so much the residents have green mold growing between their toes. Nothing ever happens in Elbow. 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 friends stumble across his body--minus one eyeball--in the waterlogged basement of a creepy old house, suddenly they're the ones in a pickle! With a mystery to solve, maybe this summer won't be such a bore after all.
Rebecca Promitzer is a successful screenwriter who lives in London. The Pickle King is her debut novel.
Title:The Pickle KingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 8.52 × 5.81 × 1.27 inPublished:March 1, 2010Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545170877

ISBN - 13:9780545170871

Appropriate for ages: 8

Look for similar items by category:


Editorial Reviews

\u0022A hugely entertaining adventure story tinged with enough horror to delight but not really to terrify. Bored during a wet holiday, Bea and her friend Sam go exploring and come across the body of a dead man. What's the story? Bea and her gang set out to follow the clues and unravel what's been going on. A tremendous debut, The Goonies for a new generation. Readers of Louis Sachar, Frank Cottrell Boyce, and Paul Jennings will devour it in a sitting.\u0022 -- Julia Eccelshare, Children's Book Editor, The Guardian UK, on