Frankie Zapper and the Disappearing Teacher

Frankie Zapper and the Disappearing Teacher, by Linda Rogers

Frankie Zapper and the Disappearing Teacher

by Linda Rogers; illustrated by Rick Van Krugel


  • Autumn 1994
  • ISBN 978-0-921870-27-2 (0-921870-27-2)
  • 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Trade Paperback, 124 pages
  • Children’s Literature

In a warm-hearted novel with over 40 illustrations, Linda Rogers and Rick Van Krugel have created a magical children’s book that will appeal especially to young readers aged 6 to 13. The story tells of Jen and Odie who discover that their First Nations friend Frankie Zapper possesses magic, shamanistic powers. When their teacher, Mr. Smith, hurts Odie’s feelings by making fun of his learning disability, strange things happen.

This is a mystery story about friendship and loyalty, and three kids who stick together when they have problems with their families and at school. This story will make you laugh, unless you think turning a teacher into a parrot isn’t funny. This time it is the kids who have the common sense and the grown-ups who learn from them.

“A must-buy.”
— Books in Canada

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