Spike – an undercover secret agent – is dragged from his classroom one ordinary morning to tackle a problem that’s getting out of control. Vegetables are taking over the scientific research institute, and anything that’s not a vegetable is considered a weed – that includes the staff of the institute and the prime minister, who is due to make a visit that afternoon. To add to the problems, rivalries are breaking out between different species of veg. Can the problem be contained in time? And will Spike survive a confrontation with the Big Pumpkin, the Vegetable Chief?
About the Author
Mark Burgess has been creating children’s books since 1979, following his graduation from the Slade School of Fine Art. He has also illustrated over five hundred greetings cards. His books are published by HarperCollins, Scholastic and Macmillan – but this is his first title for A&C Black. He lives in Taunton, Somerset.