Kaptain Vamp

Kaptaine Vampire

Paperback: $15.00

E-book: $6,99

Read/download chapter 1.

Written by Joanne Lécuyer and Illustrated by Amy Rottinger

Humans have long been afraid and distrustful of vampires. A young vampire named Allistaire, who is also part human, wants to change that. His family has been living among humans for hundreds of years and they’ve always used their abilities for good. One day, while reading his favourite superhero comic, Allistaire decides that he’s going to do everything he can to help humans. He enlists the aid of his best friend to help him become Kaptain Vamp.

(Book 1 of the Kaptain Vamp series.) Read also: Kaptain Vamp and the Medallion Mystery

Genre: Chapter Book
Category:  Children’s fiction, fantasy, superhero, vampire
Age Group: 7 to 10 or Grade 2 to 5
Language: English (also available in French)
Format: print (softcover) and e-book
Inside:  Color illustrations
Pages (print): 65
Print Book size:  6×9
Published Date: October 2011. Reprinted in August 2014.

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Hi Joanne, my grandson Oliver just loves the book we bought at Prose in the Park. He’s on the last chapter and is eagerly awaiting the next book!

Shayla Mindell – June 27, 2015

Ms. Lécuyer is a very good author. I really enjoyed “Kaptain Vamp” and I would recommend it to anyone between the ages of 9 to 12.

Oliver (10) – June 27, 2015

Hi Joanne,I like your book Kaptain Vamp. I took it to school and showed it to my friends. They are waiting to read it too. Can’t wait for the next one!!

Evy (8 1/2) – June 26, 2015

My 8 year old great-grandson, Cody, was one of the test readers for Kaptain Vamp. He asked me to keep a copy of the book on my bedside table and reads it whenever he visits. He loves it!

Granny Rose – June 26, 2015

I really enjoyed reading Kaptain Vamp with my son Michael. I agree with him that the topic was refreshing. It also ties into today’s trend of zombies and vampires, but in a good way. From a parent perspective, it teaches a great lesson: that being different doesn’t have to be a bad or scary; it can be an awesome! It’s a cool book that we both enjoyed with great illustrations. I also enjoyed the clever naming of places that reminded of the Ottawa area. Kaptain Vamp could easily be turned into a series…I hope so

Louise Mandar (mom) – Barrie, ON – June 26, 2015

I really liked this book (Kaptain Vamp), mostly because of its unique topic of a friendly boy (my age) vampire. It was easy to read and understand and the illustrations were pretty good too!

Michael Mandar (9), Barrie, ON – June 26, 2015

Kaptain Vamp is an incredible book filled with fresh and awesome ideas also much imagination. I enjoyed this mythic hero novel of Allistaire, Rich and a whole world to save. I can’t wait for another incredible novel of “Kaptain Vamp”. PS. The illustrations were just amazing!!

Nicolas Diaz (10), Quito, Ecuador – June 26, 2015

I LOVED Kaptain Vamp. I love the concept of part vampire, part human super hero. He shows kids that vampires aren’t all bad and do good deeds for people. The illustrations are amazing and bring the story to life. Keep up the work Joanne. Can’t wait for your next book.

Brenda Mason – June 26, 2015

I read the book ‘Kaptain Vamp’. I first noticed the similarities that I had by living in the same area as the author (example: Attowa = Ottawa, and Varsoges = Vars). What I loved the most about the book is that it’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not. Life does not provide warranties and guarantees, it only provides possibilities and opportunities for those who dare to make best use of it!

Carole Melancon – June 26, 2015

I just have to tell you what a great book Kaptain Vamp is! I LOVED IT!!! I know it will be a big hit with the kids. Liv really enjoyed it as well. A few times, she stopped reading and tried to guess what would happen next. I think that is what makes a good book, she couldn’t wait to read on. She was totally enthralled, as was I! I also like how you threw in some larger words and words that we don’t use in every day conversations (at least us anyway!!). Liv asked a couple of times what that word means-I like that. It’s a perfect mix for kids, easy to follow and understand and also a little challenging. It’s perfect!

Lisa, Livi’s mom – June 26, 2015

My Mom and I read Kaptain Vamp, and I think it was really, really good. I liked the way at the end how Allistaire couldn’t change back into himself again, and then he woke up and met his Grandfather. My favourite character was Pistachio the puppy and Allistaire. I think it would be cool if there was a sequel.

Livi, 8 – June 26, 2015

I loved the book ‘Kaptain Vamp’. It was really good and an original. So good in fact, that once while reading it on the bus I missed my bus stop! Action and suspense make this book a lot of fun to read, as well as the interesting anecdotes about how to live a ‘normal’ human life as a vampire.”

Erin, Teagan’s Mom – June 26, 2015

Kaptain Vamp to the rescue!! An amazing book about vampires, superheroes and adventure! Very interesting book, and the whole story flows together like a river! A must read for all kids.

Teagan, 10 – June 25, 2015

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