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Magic Pickle Graphic Novel Paperback – May 1, 2008
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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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A review by Ryan, Age 8.
Magic Pickle is a really good book. It has a magic pickle named Weapon Kosher that lives under a girl’s room.Read more