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  • Age Range: 10 - 17 years
  • Grade Level: 5 - 12
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: DK Publishing (September 21, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 075665551X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756655518
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8.7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,492,893 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grade 5 Up—The vampire is truly a deathless figure that has frightened and captivated society over the decades. But the image of the beautiful, powerful, yet mysterious bloodsucker that mesmerizes contemporary culture is a far cry from the early legends found throughout the globe. This guide covers the origins and evolution of vampires throughout history, giving a worldwide perspective on legends, mythology, and lore, from African tales of terror to blood-drinking witches of Southeast Asia. It also covers vampires in literature, film, and television, demonstrating that their hypnotic and spellbinding power is here to stay. The vivid colors in the often full-page art leap from the pages, and the bold font demands attention. Readers who have been swept up in the "Twilight" craze will thoroughly enjoy this alluring introduction.—Donna Rosenblum, Floral Park Memorial High School, NY
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By PeaTee TOP 500 REVIEWER on November 13, 2009
Format: Hardcover
My 9 year-old daughter has spent hours and hours with this book. My kids tend to like the DK books anyway, but this one just captivated her, with all the information that the DK team provides.

The book is divided into Four major sections:

What is a Vampire?
Myths and Legends
The Rise of the Vampire
The Modern Myth

And in 87 pages (not counting Glossary, Index, More to Explore...) it covers just about every aspect of vampires that you can think of. The book talks about origins, versions in different cultures, how to become one, how to kill one, how they've changed appearance over the centuries, how they are treated in literature, their 'evolution' in literature and the movies... up to and including references to the Twilight series.

And while the information is interesting, what really makes this book is the presentation. The pages are gorgeous, graphic, thick and slick. There is not a single page with 'just' text. Instead each page explodes with color, has drawings or photos, multiple fonts, and all sorts of cool kid-friendly ways of presenting the information, and keeping kids attention.

Written at the 4th Grade level (no exact AR month is available at this time), might I suggest this for your inquisitive child. [From whenever they can read at the 4th Grade level and up to middle-teen-ish.] (#1041)

Pam T~
mom and reviewer at BookForKids-reviews
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By I. P. Pais on November 5, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I really bought this for my daughter, and she loved it, it talkes about all different vampires from mythogoly to movies.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Talalay on September 22, 2009
Format: Hardcover
The Vampire Book by DK Publishing
Ages 9-12
DK Publishing (September 21, 2009)
Caution: Well, it is about vampires!!

Kiwi Magazine Review:
There is a vampire craze right now and this book captures all of the lure of those blood-loving mythical creatures. Well, let's hope they're mythical because they are dangerous dudes. This book explores the `lore and allure' of Vampires, their history and their MO (modus operandi). Fortunately, this colorful, creepy book also provides some deterrents and a guide to destroy them if you are so inclined. From what I have been reading on blogs, the publisher should list the targeted age range : 9-12 plus all moms. Why should the kids have all of the fun?
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By Honest Reviewer on June 9, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This is a wonderful little book on vampires for the young or young at heart. I loved it. It's a light but entertaining read.
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