Kaptain Vamp (softcover)

(13 customer reviews)

$ 14.99

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 – KV series. Read also: Kaptain Vamp and the Medallion Mystery (coming Fall 2015)

Also available as an eBook version!

Read or download: Chapter 1 (pdf)

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SKU: TB-KV-0001 Categories: ,


SERIES: Book 1 – Ever heard of a vampire who wants to be a superhero? Meet Allistaire Arturius Doppelganger Varning the 4th or just KV for short!

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 eBook
Inside:  Color illustrations
Pages (print): 65
Print Book size:  6×9
Published Date: October 2011. Reprinted in August 2014.

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Additional information

Weight .200 kg

13 reviews for Kaptain Vamp (softcover)

  1. Shayla Mindell

    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!

  2. Oliver (10)

    Submitted on 2013/11/19 at 12:34 am
    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.

  3. Evy (8 1/2)

    Submitted on 2013/06/21 at 3:01 am
    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!!

  4. Granny Rose

    Submitted on 2013/04/17 at 12:17 am
    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!

  5. Louise Mandar (mom) – Barrie, ON

    Submitted on 2012/01/26 at 1:43 am
    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.

  6. Michael Mandar (9), Barrie, ON

    Submitted on 2012/01/26 at 1:41 am
    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!

  7. Nicolas Diaz (10), Quito, Ecuador

    Submitted on 2012/01/26 at 1:37 am
    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!!

  8. Brenda Mason

    Submitted on 2012/01/10 at 4:11 pm
    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.

  9. Carole Melancon

    Submitted on 2011/11/29 at 11:30 am
    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!

  10. Lisa, Livi’s mom

    Submitted on 2011/07/30 at 11:17 am
    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!

  11. Livi, 8

    Submitted on 2011/07/30 at 11:13 am
    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.

  12. Erin, Teagan’s Mom

    Submitted on 2011/07/30 at 11:12 am
    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.”

  13. Teagan, 10

    Submitted on 2011/07/30 at 11:12 am
    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.

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