April 2012 Indie Next List
“Can a seventh grader buy a fake mustache made of real human hair and end up being president of the United States? Yes, if his name is Casper Bengue and he lives in Hairsprinkle. But first Casper needs help from his best friend, Lenny Flem Jr., who, in turn, needs help from the teenage cowgirl queen, Jodie O'Rodeo and her wonder horse, Soymilk, who are the real heroes of this story. Once again Angleberger has created a hilarious, imaginative, gooey novel for middle graders loaded with fun!”
— Karen Briggs, Great Northern Books and Hobbies, Oscoda, MI
Lenny Flem Jr. is the only one standing between his evil-genius best friend, Casper, a master of disguise and hypnosis--and world domination. It all begins when Casper spends money from his granny on a spectacularly convincing fake mustache. With it he's able rob banks, amass a vast fortune, and run for president. Is Lenny the only one who can see through his disguise?
About the Author
Tom Angleberger ("Rise of the RoboShoes(TM)") began writing his first novel in eighth grade, but never completed it. Since then, he's been a newspaper reporter and columnist, a juggler, a weed boy, a lawn-mower-part assembler, and a biology research assistant. This bestselling author insists he's not really all that creative--"I'm more of a puzzle-putter-together."
Jen Wang is a cartoonist and illustrator currently living in Los Angeles. Her works have appeared in the "Adventure Time" comics and "LA Magazine". She recently illustrated Tom Angleberger's "Fake Mustache". Her graphic novel "Koko Be Good" was published by First Second. "In Real Life "is her second book.