by Martin, Dawn.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Children Non Fiction J 398 MARTIN
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 398 MARTIN
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 398.45 M36
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 398.45 M36
Examines the history and popular culture surrounding vampires, including tales from ancient cultures; the story of Vlad Dracula of Romania; legends from Ireland, West Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean; and modern depictions in books, films, and television.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This entry in the diffusely focused Hammond Undercover series (others titles include Horses, Robots, and World War II) displays a definite knack for knowing what's so appalling and appealing about the fanged undead namely, the gore. Martin discusses early proto-vampiric legends and a number of variations found around the world, as well as actual blood-sucking animals and the modern incarnations found in books, TV shows, and movies. But the best stuff is on the historical Vlad (the Impaler) Dracula and the particularly grisly methods he employed to become nearly synonymous with the word bloodthirsty. The layout, dripping with red splatters and all manner of creepy imagery, is busy enough to capture interest and encourage browsing, but not so amplified as to overwhelm attention spans. Some of the pseudo-factual asides are of course intended to unnerve rather than inform, and do so rather effectively. While there's little here that can't be already found elsewhere, as a whole this is a strong overview of an always popular flavor of horror.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Hammond undercover.
Subjects Vampires -- Juvenile literature.
Ghouls and ogres -- Juvenile literature.
Ghouls and ogres.
Publisher Long Island, NY :Hammond World Atlas,2009
Other Titles Hammond undercover vampires
Language English
Notes At head of title: Hammond undercover.
Includes index.
Description 72 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, portraits ; 27 x 25 cm.
ISBN 9780841611009 (pb)
0841611009 (pb)
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