The Fortress Of Kaspar Snit

by Cary Fagan

Tundra | March 16, 2004 | Trade Paperback

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Chosen for inclusion in the reading list for the 2006 Manitoba Young Readers'' Choice Award


Kaspar Snit is a villainous villain who is determined to steal all the fountains in the world. Why? Fountains are beautiful and give people pleasure, two things he can't abide.

Can a family of four who love fountains rescue them from the hands of this dastardly scoundrel? Especially when that family is made up of the four most eccentric individuals you'd care to meet?

Eleven-year-old Eleanor, eight-year-old Solly, better known as Googoo Man, and their parents, who are, to say the least, odd, set out on a hilarious quest over mountains and across the seas to storm the fortress of Kaspar and retrieve the lost fountains.

Cary Fagan's first novel for children is a fun fantasy that will keep young armchair travelers laughing right to the exciting end.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 Pages, 4.72 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: March 16, 2004

Publisher: Tundra

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 088776665X

ISBN - 13: 9780887766657

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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The Fortress Of Kaspar Snit

The Fortress Of Kaspar Snit

by Cary Fagan

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 Pages, 4.72 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: March 16, 2004

Publisher: Tundra

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 088776665X

ISBN - 13: 9780887766657

About the Book

Kaspar Snit is a villainous villain who is determined to steal all the fountains in the world. Why? Fountains are beautiful and give people pleasure, two things he can't abide.Can a family of four who love fountains rescue them from the hands of this dastardly scoundrel? Especially when that family is made up of the four most eccentric individuals you'd care to meet? Eleven-year-old Eleanor, eight-year-old Solly, better known as Googoo Man, and their parents, who are, to say the least, odd, set out on a hilarious quest over mountains and across the seas to storm the fortress of Kaspar and retrieve the lost fountains. Cary Fagan's first novel for children is a fun fantasy that will keep young armchair travelers laughing right to the exciting end.

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Chapter 1 THE UNDERPANTS PETITION We were in the middle of dinner when I said, “Why ­can’t I learn to fly?” My mother had been raising a forkful of lasagna to her mouth, but she stopped to give me the look. You know that look – the one that parents give when you’ve asked for something once too often. I guess my father ­didn’t hear – he was always thinking of something else – because he said, “I got a very interesting offer today. There’s a fountain in Istanbul, eight hundred years old, ­hasn’t worked for centuries. The Turkish government wants me to advise them on how to restore it. The water source comes from a stream…” “If Eleanor gets to learn to fly, then I want to learn too,” said Solly. His name was Saul, but everybody called him Solly. Maybe when he was older he ­wouldn’t let anyone call him Solly anymore, but right now he was seven years old and a shrimp. Actually, he never called himself Saul or Solly. Not at home. Not at school. Not at the park. Not anywhere, ever. He always called himself Googoo-man. In my opinion, it was the most ridiculous name for a superhero ever imagined. But it came about because “goo-­goo” was the first sound Solly ever made and, somehow, it stuck in that pea-­sized brain of his. As always, Solly had come to dinner dressed in his Googoo-­man superhero outfit. Green stretchy pajamas with a red bathing
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Chosen for inclusion in the reading list for the 2006 Manitoba Young Readers'' Choice Award


Kaspar Snit is a villainous villain who is determined to steal all the fountains in the world. Why? Fountains are beautiful and give people pleasure, two things he can't abide.

Can a family of four who love fountains rescue them from the hands of this dastardly scoundrel? Especially when that family is made up of the four most eccentric individuals you'd care to meet?

Eleven-year-old Eleanor, eight-year-old Solly, better known as Googoo Man, and their parents, who are, to say the least, odd, set out on a hilarious quest over mountains and across the seas to storm the fortress of Kaspar and retrieve the lost fountains.

Cary Fagan's first novel for children is a fun fantasy that will keep young armchair travelers laughing right to the exciting end.

About the Author

Cary Fagan is an award-winning writer for both young readers and adults. In addition to several picture books published with Tundra, he also wrote the award-winning biography of Chan Hon Goh, Beyond the Dance: A Ballerina's Life. He has won a Mr. Christie Silver Medal for Daughter of the Great Zandini, a City of Toronto Book Award for his first adult novel, and the Jewish Book Committee Prize for Fiction. Cary Fagan lives in Toronto.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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