Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fang of the Vampire by Tommy Donbavand

Donbavand, Tommy Scream Street: Fang of the Vampire, 129 p. Candlewick, 2009. $5.99. Violence: PG (vampires, etc – more comic than anything). Luke Watson, 10, has been outed as a werewolf and, for his own protection, he and his family have been relocated to Scream Street, a high-security neighborhood only for “monsters” and their families, controlled by the evil Sir Otto Sneer. In order to free Scream Street from the tyrant, Luke and his friends – a vampire and a mummy – must collect six artifacts, starting with the fang of one of Scream Street’s founders – a vampire. Sir Otto will stop at nothing to foil the kids’ plans. Elementary schools who like creepy stories (not really any worse than R.L. Stine’s stuff) and reluctant readers in middle school will enjoy these quick, campy reads. EL, MS – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library-Teacher.

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