Piker's Press Publishes "Kid with the Cape" by Edward Bereta

Piker’s Press has released its first novel, “Kid with the Cape” by Edward Bereta. “Movie rights” have already been optioned by Hollywood producer Michael C. Edwards of Premier Attractions.

Los Angeles, CA, November 03, 2009 --(PR.com)-- As comparisons to Harry Potter--a boy wizard--and Stanley Robeski--a boy magician--are bound to arise, a spokesman for Piker’s Press explains, “Stanley is much more the American and very skeptical of magic, incantations and spells. In fact, he believes the best magic is derived from higher technology although he is always questing for the real thing.”

This budget paperback is bound to find its place on a lot of select bookstore shelves and will provide holiday cheer for kids 10 and over, middle-graders, YA’s and “oldies.”

Storyline: It’s 1954 and “The Big Red Scare” is in high gear. Stanley, a young magician, discovers a powerful cape that Red saboteurs will kill for. Booklocker.com has the e-book tell-all and spikestuff.com the paperback.

Twelve-year-old Stanley buys an old cape and uses it in his magic act. He becomes a huge hit when his dazzling cape lifts him high above the crowd, mystifying all at the School Spirit Day Show. But soon Red agents arrive in town to confiscate the cape, using any means necessary--even murder!

The book features 16 superb full-page illustrations by Charlotte Tarlitz, which enhance the story while giving it a subtle graphic-novel effect.

Michael C. Edwards, Hollywood producer, comments thus: “’Kid with the Cape’ will make a gritty kind of Indy-Jones movie. It pits a sweet, typical kid against some pretty nasty villains.”

Piker's Press
Tim Venchus
Piker's Press is a small publishing firm that
specializes in budget paperbacks. "Kid with the Cape" is the first and a book
entitled "Ten Feet Tall" will be the second.