The Rollers are the finest pie-makers in Danby Dale. So when they're asked to make a special pie for the king, the Rollers are thrown into a frenzy of excited activity. This will be their best pie ever! But wicked Uncle Crispin has different plans for the pie - plans that involve a largehelping of pepper...* This is Helen Cresswell's first book and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal* Helen Cresswell has been twice BAFTA-nominated for her tv adaptations of such books as The Demon Headmaster and The Phoenix and the Carpet.
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