The Death Defying Pepper Roux

The Death Defying Pepper Roux

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When Pepper Roux was born his aunt foretold that he would not live past 14 years of age. Throughout his childhood his parents haven't bothered with him much, knowing that his life would be short-lived. So when Pepper wakes up on his 14th birthday he knows this will be the day that he'll die.But as the day wears on, and Pepper finds himself still alive, he decides to set off to sea in an attempt to try and avoid death for as long as possible. As time goes on Pepper steps into many roles and personas and has numerous outrageous adventures. But can he stay one step ahead of death? Orwill fate catch up with him? And, if he does live, which of his many lives will he choose to adopt?This riot of a story is a wonderful adventure, and Pepper is an unforgettable character who stays with you long after his story has been told.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
ISBN: 9780192756022
Branch Call Number: J FIC McCau
Characteristics: 241 pages : illustrations


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Fredinthelibrary Apr 27, 2011

What a wonderful surprise Pepper Roux was. You can always count on Geraldine McCaughrean for something unexpected.

Cdnbookworm Mar 15, 2011

This book follows a young boy in France, who has been told that he won't live until his fourteenth birthday. He has lived his life praying and following strict guidelines. As the day of his fourteenth birthday approaches, he breaks away from his life, taking on the persona of a variety of others as he runs from his supposed destiny. From ship's captain, to delicatessen worker, to journalist, to telegram boy, to the foreign legion, he finds himself friends, allies, and adventures. A great tale of belief, self-reliance, and perception.

May 02, 2010

This book is kind of boring. I didn't really like it.

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VeganGreen May 18, 2010

VeganGreen thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14


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