Monday, April 27, 2015

Jesper JInx and the Turkish Pepper by Marko Kitti

and the 
Jesper Jinx Book 3
by Marko Kitti
Ages 8+

Jesper Jinx is eleven, and probably the unluckiest person in all of Puffington Hill. Everything he touches seems to end up in sweet disaster. Hence his nickname ‘Jinx’.
In the third book of his wickedly funny adventures, Jesper goes camping and develops a taste for Turkish Pepper. (WARNING: Turkish Pepper might not be what you think it is!) You’ll also get to know Jesper’s 99-year-old neighbour. Oh, and a fox called Frank. Finally, there’s a huge concert coming to town starring local rapper Horrid Porridge.
Can Jesper rise to the occasion with another Boredom Breaker or will the Turkish Peppers get to him?


Jesper is back again, and boredom still is a word he's never going to understand. Like the other two books in this series, Jesper Jinx and the Turkish Pepper is packed full of humor. Especially boys ages 8 and up will love following Jesper as he again gets himself into quite the pickle...or, in this case, pepper.  I really enjoy the lighter side of life these books take, while still presenting a (fairly) normal boy and how he faces (fairly) normal, everyday problems in his own, original ways. Kids will have no trouble relating to Jesper and sympathizing with him as he tries to work his way through the craziest situations...although I doubt they'll try his techniques themselves. 

I can only recommend this series and believe that especially reluctant readers will enjoy accompanying Jesper on his hilarious adventures.

And here he is. . .
Marko Kitti!!!

Marko Kitti is an internationally published children's book author and illustrator. He is best known for his humorous children's book series, Jesper Jinx.

Jesper Jinx, who first appeared in 2014, is beloved by children all over the world, since books with his wonderfully wicked adventures are already published in several languages.

Marko has written novels and short stories too, and his Finnish novel Meidän maailma (Our World) was shortlisted for the Runeberg Prize in 2009. Born and raised in Finland, he now lives in Eastbourne, England, with his wife and stepdaughter and their two mischievous cats.

You can follow Marko on. . .
or visit The Official Jesper Jinx Website at

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