Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom

Illustrated by Eric Wight
(Part of Frankie Pickle)
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About The Book

Chapter book meets graphic novel in this first book in the series everyone will be talking about. Like most kids, Frankie Pickle hates cleaning his room. But what happens when his mom says he never has to clean it again? For Frankie and his unstoppable imagination, it means he and his sidekick, Argyle, can become explorers swinging on vines, forging paths through piles of clothes, and scooting past lava pits. They can perform flawless surgery on a broken action figure. They can spend time in the big house. They can even become superheroes. But when junk piles grow too high, will all this imagining be enough to conquer . . . the closet of DOOM?

About The Author

Photo by Heather Wight

Eric Wight is an author, illustrator, and animation director. His first book, My Dead Girlfriend (Tokyopop), was nominated for the 2008 Best Graphic Novel of the Year Award by the Young Adult Library Services Association. In 2004, Wight won the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award for his illustration work in The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist, the comic book adaptation of Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.  Eric lives in Chalfont, Pennsylvania with his family.  Visit him on the web at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 2009)
  • Length: 96 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416964841
  • Grades: 2 - 5
  • Ages: 7 - 10
  • Lexile ® 530

Awards and Honors

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List
  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year
  • Virginia Young Readers Book Award
  • Kirkus Best Children's Book
  • Monarch Award Master List (IL)
  • South Dakota Prairie Pasque Children's Book Award Master List

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