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Children's Fiction Beginner

Drop of Doom, The

illustrated by Pat Cupples

by (author) Adrienne Mason

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2007
Recommended Age
6 to 7
Recommended Grade
1 to 2
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2007
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2007
    List Price

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Where to buy it

Out of print

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Lu and Clancy uncover a plot to rob patrons of The Drop of Doom --- the scariest ride at the carnival. The doggy duo needs to save the day before it's too late, but Lu's cousin Jake will do anything to avoid that scary ride.

This Level 2 first reader contains longer stories, varied sentences, increased vocabulary, more difficult visual clues and some repetition.

About the authors

Award-winning author and teacher Etta Kaner enjoys writing nonfiction for both children and adults. Her books include Animals Migrating, Animal Talk , Animal Groups and other titles in the Animal Behavior series, as well as four titles in the Kids Can Read series. She is also author of the Exploring the Elements and Have You Ever Seen series. She lives in Toronto.

Pat Cupples' profile page

Adrienne Mason is a writer, editor and life-long resident of Vancouver Island. A biologist and naturalist/interpreter, she is the managing editor of KNOW: The Science Magazine for Curious Kids. She has a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Victoria, and her articles have appeared in National Geographic Kids, WILD, Canadian Geographic, Georgia Straight, Beautiful BC, OWL, Ranger Rick, Boys' Life and Nature Canada. She lives in Tofino, BC, and enjoys hiking, beachcombing and exploring the coast with her husband and two daughters.

Adrienne Mason's profile page


  • Winner, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre

Editorial Reviews

[T]he setting, slapstick humour and magic tricks will make these popular with the intended audience. Pat Cupples' lively, optimistic illustrations are a great partner to these texts. Cupples has captured the joie de vivre and enthusiastic nature of these characters.

CM Magazine

Librarian Reviews

The Drop of Doom (Kids Can Read 2)

Lu and Clancy uncover a plot to rob patrons of The Drop of Doom ride. The duo needs to save the day before it's too late, but Lu’s cousin will do anything to avoid that scary ride. Readers learn how to replicate Lu’s card trick. Previously published in picture book format as The Carnival Caper (2002).

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.

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Other titles by Adrienne Mason