Saturday, May 25, 2013
Blood and Belly Laughs
THE VANISHING VAMPIRE by David Lubar. Starscape, 2013.
Sebastian is walking home from the movies when suddenly he feels a sharp pain and everything goes dark. Bit by bit, he begins to put the pieces together to discover he has been bitten by a vampire. While he is not fully vampiric, the "symptoms" are all there: desire for blood, burning in direct sunlight. Has he no hope of going back to his own boyhood? Will be become one of the undead? Lubar takes readers into the mind of a vampire, or at least a partial vampire. Mystery and humor make a powerful combination in this chapter book set at Washington Irving School.