Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles (Hardcover)

By E. S. Farber, Jason Beene (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books (CA), 9781452108209, 155pp.

Publication Date: April 16, 2013



When bully Bryce Billings bets Fish Finelli that he can't find Captain Kidd's legendary long-lost treasure, Fish and his friends embark on a quest to find real-life pirate treasure. Between sneaking into the library to track down Captain Kidd's map, stowing away on a boat, and trespassing on an island, Fish and his friends have their work cut out for them. But will Fish actually be able to find Captain Kidd's booty and win the bet? Appropriate for both boys and girls, this first book in the Fish Finelli series will inspire readers to use their imaginations, learn about the world around them, and appreciate the bonds of friendship.

About the Author

E.S. Farber is the mother of a boy who likes facts along with his fiction, which inspired her to write Fish Finelli. She has authored numerous books for children. She lives in Amagansett, New York. Jason Beene is the art director of Callaway Digital Arts, teaches at MIT and RISD, makes games, and is father to two girls. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Praise For Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles

"A funny gem of a middle-grade mystery... a great boys' counterpart to such stellar girls' series as Ivy + Bean." - Kirkus Reviews

"This laid-back, optimistic message. is certainly one worth repeating."-School Library Journal

"Packed with humor and action... helps meet the demand for transitional chapter books specifically written for boys." - Booklist Online

"Heavy on the yuks... Farber laces Fish's dialogue with scientific and historic tidbits." - Publishers Weekly

"A pleasurable read for the boy in all of us."--Library Media Connection