Pikerâ€˜s Press has released its first novel, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Kid with the CapeÃ¢â‚¬ by Edward Bereta. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Movie rightsÃ¢â‚¬ have already been optioned by Hollywood producer Michael C. Edwards of Premier Attractions.
As comparisons to Harry Potter--a boy wizard--and Stanley Robeski--a boy magician--are bound to arise, a Pikerâ€˜s spokesman explains, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Stanley is much more the American and very skeptical of magic, incantations and spells.Ã¢â‚¬
This budget paperback is a sure bet provide holiday cheer for kids 10 and over, middle-graders, YAâ€˜s, and Ã¢â‚¬Å“oldies.Ã¢â‚¬
Storyline: Itâ€˜s 1954 and Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Big Red ScareÃ¢â‚¬ is in high gear. Stanley, a young magician, discovers a powerful cape that Red saboteurs will kill for--and soon theyâ€˜re on his trail. Booklocker.com has the e-book tell-all and spikestuff.com the paperback.
The book features 16 superb full-page illustrations by Charlotte Tarlitz, which enhance the action while giving it a subtle graphic-novel effect.
Michael C. Edwards, producer-director, explains: Ã¢â‚¬Å“â€˜Kid with the Capeâ€˜ is a gritty adventure story, pitting a sweet, typical kid against some very nasty villains.Ã¢â‚¬
James W. Bennett, author of ten YA novels, states: Ã¢â‚¬Å“â€˜Kid . . . ´ is a high-octane kidsâ€˜ action-packed story--a thrill-ride you won´t want to miss.Ã¢â‚¬