Jake and the Man-eating Picnic Basket

Peter Preston pete2478@yahoo.co.uk 1401500270651

FAMILY SCI-FI YOUNG ADULT FANTASY ADVENTURE CHILDREN'S ACTION

2000s

Peter Preston

Logline

Jake and the man-eating picnic basket is a story about a teenager who unwittingly invents a formula that mutates a harmless picnic basket into a creature that has one thing on it's mind- world domination.

Genre

Family, Sci-Fi, Young Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Children's, Action

Target Audiences

Age: 7-12

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Nottingham, Sherwood forest, United kingdom.

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2016

Starting Description

Jake is getting ready for a science fair where he plans to show his special crop of plants. He's also trying to avoid being a Guinea pig for his granddad's inventions. They're supposed to cure Jake of his stammer, but he's lucky to escape with all of his limbs intact.

Ending Description

Jake and his friends think they've killed the man-eating picnic basket, but soon realise that it was a clone they actually destroyed. The creature had escaped in a spaceship and had left behind something that would have an affect on the fate of mankind.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Twist

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Jake Crabtree

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Modest, Perseverance, Selfless, Underdog, Visionary, Honorable, Insecure, Clumsy, Empathetic, Engaging, Secretive, Adventurous, Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Granddad

Age: 75

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Aspiring, Engaging, Outspoken, Perseverance, Visionary, Funny, Faithful, Honorable, Skillful, Adventurous, Confident, Sarcastic, Blunt, Crazy, Selfless, Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Marjorie Flatbottom

Age: 12

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Unapologetic, Aspiring, Charming, Decisive, Empathetic, Faithful, Selfless, Outspoken, Perseverance, Adventurous, Clumsy, Confident, Engaging, Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Angus Macgregor

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aggressive, Blunt, Confident, Engaging, Honorable, Crazy, Faithful, Obedient, Selfless

Logline

Jake and the man-eating picnic basket is a story about a teenager who unwittingly invents a formula that mutates a harmless picnic basket into a creature that has one thing on it's mind- world domination.

Short Summary

Jake is getting ready for a science fair where he plans to show his special crop of plants. He's also trying to avoid being a Guinea pig for his granddad's inventions. They're supposed to cure Jake of his stammer, but he's lucky to escape with all of his limbs intact.


Jake and his friends think they've killed the man-eating picnic basket, but soon realise that it was a clone they actually destroyed. The creature had escaped in a spaceship and had left behind something that would have an affect on the fate of mankind.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Characters

Main Character

Name: Jake Crabtree

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Modest, Perseverance, Selfless, Underdog, Visionary, Honorable, Insecure, Clumsy, Empathetic, Engaging, Secretive, Adventurous, Aspiring

Character 1

Name: Granddad

Age: 75

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Aspiring, Engaging, Outspoken, Perseverance, Visionary, Funny, Faithful, Honorable, Skillful, Adventurous, Confident, Sarcastic, Blunt, Crazy, Selfless, Unapologetic

Character 2

Name: Marjorie Flatbottom

Age: 12

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Unapologetic, Aspiring, Charming, Decisive, Empathetic, Faithful, Selfless, Outspoken, Perseverance, Adventurous, Clumsy, Confident, Engaging, Honorable

Character 3

Name: Angus Macgregor

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aggressive, Blunt, Confident, Engaging, Honorable, Crazy, Faithful, Obedient, Selfless

Supplemental Materials

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