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Twelve-year-old Pierre's remarkable family is known far and wide for their delicious pickles. But when the pickle farm is threatened, only Pierre can save it-by safely transporting a jar of world-famous pickles to an international pickle competition. When Pierre is kidnapped, a cunning young girl named Aurore rescues him. Together they set off with just twenty-four hours until the competition begins. To protect their pickles on the journey, Pierre and Aurore must navigate the ghostly catacombs of Paris, figure ...
Twelve-year-old Pierre's remarkable family is known far and wide for their delicious pickles. But when the pickle farm is threatened, only Pierre can save it-by safely transporting a jar of world-famous pickles to an international pickle competition. When Pierre is kidnapped, a cunning young girl named Aurore rescues him. Together they set off with just twenty-four hours until the competition begins. To protect their pickles on the journey, Pierre and Aurore must navigate the ghostly catacombs of Paris, figure out how to safely crash-land a plane, enlist the help of a world-class scientist, and escape a villain who will stop at nothing to capture their jar of pickles.
This madcap adventure has everything a young reader could ask for, including an unlikely friendship, dangerous villains, magical coincidences, and a cliff-hanger at the end of every chapter.
Posted September 17, 2013
Posted December 12, 2010
Pierre's family is about to lose their house. Their only hope: the Picklelympics Contest. Entrusted with his father's perfect jar of pickles, Pierre must find his way to Bern, Switzerland, to win the contest. His grandfather's rival, Mr. Borsht, however, wants to buy the farm and is determined to stop Pierre from making it to the contest. From having the boy kidnapped to sending La Renardette, a trained professional, to steal his pickles, he'll do anything and everything it takes to make sure Pierre fails. Can Pierre beat the odds and save his home - or will Mr. Borsht win? A fun adventure for pickle lovers. The characters are well-developed and likable, and the plot is fast-moving and entertaining. Those who like fantasy, action, and adventure will enjoy reading PICKLE IMPOSSIBLE.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 4, 2010
Hello Dear Readers,
It is I, Aurore, the fabulous star of Pickle Impossible! I am overjoyed to tell you that this book is impossibly fantastic and ridiculously incredible!! Now, perhaps you are thinking, Aurore is the narrator, she is biased, why should we believe her? Well, I see that you have an inquisitive mind. But let me assure you, everything I say is the absolute truth! In that case (now that you believe me), I will say that not only is Pickle Impossible a wild, cool, fun, funny, surprisingly deep, intelligent, witty, engaging, beautiful, lovable, adorable, exquisite, pristine, perfect in every way, 110% solid gold.story, but it also will entice, surprise, cajole, shock, tickle, rattle, uplift, rejuvenate, enliven, and literally sweep you off you feet! And if you happen to be that Hollywood producer that is considering right now phoning me up to ask me to star in a movie about the book, you can be rest assured that yes, I will win Best Actress for my role, and yes, this movie project will be a watershed, a turning point, a climax, a zenith, a summit, a revolution, a landmark, a coup, a piece d'resistance, a masterpiece, a out-of-the-park home run, and we should get to work on it as soon as imaginably possible! The rest of you will have to wait for this to happen, but you can console yourselves by reading the book from cover to cover several times, and enjoying a cornichon (pickle) or two as you do.
So, so, so delighted to be writing you, good reader! I look forward to meeting you on the page, and soon, on the silver screen!
All the very best,
The Great Aurore
P.S. Pierre agrees with every word I have written (and says a polite 'bonjour' to you all). He would write a review as well, but he is really a very simple boy, and the review would be five words, no more.