Jake and the Man-eating Picnic Basket

Peter Preston pete2478@yahoo.co.uk 1401500270651



Peter Preston

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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.


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

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.


Nottingham, Sherwood forest, United kingdom.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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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

Development Pitch

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 7-12

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



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