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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Lexile Measure: 410L (What's this?)
  • Series: Magic Pickle
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: GRAPHIX; Reprint edition (May 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439879957
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439879958
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #355,809 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Starred Review. Grade 3-5–After world-renowned scientist Dr. Jekyll Formaldehyde dropped his pickle into an experimental particle confabulator, he found himself in the possession of an unlikely but most noble superhero, Weapon Kosher. Now, after 50 years of cryogenic slumber, this pickle is supercharged, ready to face the Brotherhood of Evil Produce and fight for dill justice. The magic pickle teams up with Jo Jo Wigman, a sassy girl who has the questionable fortune of living above Dr. Formaldehyde's secret laboratory. This endearing and unlikely duo must take down the gang of evil, scientifically advanced superveggies before they reunite and do what rotten vegetables do best–reek havoc. This title's sly wit and fun, energetic art will be a great success with graphic novel fans and with those who appreciate puns and the kookier side of things.–Lauren Anduri, Brooklyn Public Library, NY
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*Starred Review* Imagine grade-schooler Jojo Wigman’s surprise when a supersecret, superpowerful government weapon, Weapon Kosher, comes popping through her floor after decades in suspended animation. Imagine her annoyance when this flying, energy-blasting magic pickle takes on enemies such as the Romaine Gladiator instead of helping out with school-bully Lulu. Looks like it’s time for Jojo to campaign for a job as Weapon Kosher’s sidekick. Starting with an irresistibly goofy premise, Morse layers on sly humor, astute references, and blazing action, turning in a charming, slam-bang story that will leave children clamoring for the rest of the upcoming series. That his story addresses worthy age-appropriate school issues is a bonus, as is the fact that his art shows the style and uncontainable dynamism of comic legend Jack Kirby, whose pencil defined the superhero genre. This delightful surprise concludes with a smart-alecky How to Draw Produce section, yet another of Morse’s clever gags. Grades 2-4. --Jesse Karp

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This book is a good one and I would also recommend the magic pickle books which are not graphic novels.
A. Sagiv
We actually bought this book to replace a library copy our daughter had lost.
Randy Irons

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Zedada on February 19, 2011
Format: Paperback
My 6 year old (strong reader) was home sick one day. She saw this book that I had brought from the library. Picked it up and did not stop until she was done. She loves to read and reads all the time but rarely does she do that with a book. Also, she is requesting all the sequels and can't wait to go to the book store to get them (as our library doesn't have). They were recommended to me highly by an 8 year old boy.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By E. R. Bird HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on April 20, 2008
Format: Paperback
I should begin this review by being straight with you. I am not an impartial reader of this book. There have been times, more in my life than I can count, when I have craved a dill pickle spear. I admit it. The cat is officially out of the bad. I love pickles and I'm not ashamed of the fact. And magic pickles do sound tasty. On the other hand, I'm also a picky graphic novel reader. There's so much tripe out there being produced for kids these days that anytime I get handed a new children's GN my immediate reaction is to cringe. And "Magic Pickle", for all its myriad charms, didn't necessarily look like something I might enjoy. Still, I gamely plucked it up and found to my surprise that not only is it readable and fun, I also detect a sly understated wit at work here. As understated as scientifically advanced super veggies can be, anyway. Since big green superheroes tend to be of the "Hulk, smash!" variety, I suggest you take a moment out of your day to try your hand at a smaller equally green superhero, unafraid of villainous produce or footie pajamas.

His origins are super secret . . . or at least they were until he crashed through the bedroom floor of little Jo Jo Wigman. The heroic product of a scientist's lunch and some particle confabulation, the pickle Weapon Kosher fights for truth, justice, yadda yadda yadda. Unfortunately, for every dill yin there's a rotten yang to contend with. The Brotherhood of Evil Produce has just come out of hiding after more than 50 years, and that means that it's time for the cryogenically frozen pickle to get back to serving justice. Of course, his lab is now located directly under the floor of young Jo Jo Wigman and she is NOT going to be kept out of the action.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Randy Irons on January 31, 2010
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We actually bought this book to replace a library copy our daughter had lost. What can I say, it is a "gaphic novel" what in my day we would have called a comic book, about a Superhero pickle (?) A lot of color panels, many "Pow" "smash" and Kerpows"! Our 9 year old liked it, and if it can get a kid to read, that is a plus. Have them set down the Nintendo and pick up the Magic Pickle!
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