Casper Candlewacks in Death by Pigeon! by Ivan Brett (author)

Casper Candlewacks in Death by Pigeon!

Suitable for 9 - 11 years

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Casper Candlewacks is the only boy with any sense in a village full of idiots… a hilarious debut novel from the funniest new voice in young fiction. But don’t just take our word for it! Jeremy Strong has hailed it “a funny and engaging debut”.

Most villages have an idiot but Casper’s village is full of them. So being bright makes poor Casper something of an outsider. When famous magician the Great Tiramisu curses the village, Casper’s father is blamed and sentenced to death by pigeon. It’s up to Casper and his best friend to find the magician, reverse the curse and save the day.

A riotous tale that proves all you really need in life is a buggy that runs on washing-up liquid and a couple of boys to crash it.

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.7; Middle years; 4.0 points




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  1. lemonade123
    on 12 May 2012

    I recently read this book for a book reveiw i had to do at school to be put in the newspaper, and i actually LOVED IT! i wouldn’t actually pick this book up in a store and want to read it straight away. I think anyone of any age would love this book 4 stars!

  2. strawberryfairy
    on 9 February 2012


    5 out of 5
  3. emilythetiger
    on 10 July 2011

    it is funny

    5 out of 5
  4. Book-Club-Review-Team
    on 9 May 2011

    This is a fast action packed story of Casper and his friend Lamp and how they rescue their village Corn on the Cob from the evil curse of The Great Tiramisu. This was an enjoyable fun read that could change direction at any moment and kept me turning pages. The characters were believable and came in a wide range of ‘flavours’ and were representative of real life but in a wacky way. I would recommend this book to children aged 8 and up.

    George, age 11

    My favourite scene is when they were in Upper Crustenbury when the bubble buggy made a soap river.

    My favourite character was the great tiramisu, he had a funny accent.

    I rate this book 5/5, almost funnier than Jeremy Strong.

    Ben, age 11

    5 out of 5