A Straw for Two

A Straw for Two

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by Eric Sanvoisin, Georges Moroz, Martin Matje
     
 

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Bitten by an ink-drinking vampire who is allergic to blood, Odilon, the son of a bookstore owner, has become an ink drinker. Now he loves using a straw to devour books, but he has no one to share his secret with. He’s lonely . . . until a new girl, Carmilla, arrives at school. Could he make her an ink drinker too? When Odilon follows Carmilla home, he discovers

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Bitten by an ink-drinking vampire who is allergic to blood, Odilon, the son of a bookstore owner, has become an ink drinker. Now he loves using a straw to devour books, but he has no one to share his secret with. He’s lonely . . . until a new girl, Carmilla, arrives at school. Could he make her an ink drinker too? When Odilon follows Carmilla home, he discovers that she’s just as special as he is, and that there’s plenty for them to share. . . .

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
"Ever since my encounter with Draculink, the ink-drinking vampire, I've been drinking books like crazy," confesses Odilon, a bookstore owner's son with a literal thirst for reading. In The Ink Drinker, Sanvoisin and Matje's vampire spoof, Odilon suffered a bite on the arm from Draculink. Now, the boy cannot resist jamming a red-striped straw into books and sipping their thrilling adventures, which leaves their pages devoid of marks. "The hard part is that I can't share my straw with anyone," he laments. "I'm very lonely." Intending to ask Draculink if biting a girl would make her an inkdrinker like him, Odilon runs away in terror upon discovering a child-size casket in Draculink's crypt--presumably meant for him. Readers will soon suspect otherwise. As Odilon entertains thoughts of biting his fetchingly Gothic new classmate, Carmilla, Sanvoisin hints that she is no ordinary girl: she seems to have sucked the ink from Odilon's homework, and she heads for the cemetery when school's out. Matje styles Carmilla as a pale urchin in a black dress, the ideal person to share "a straw for two" with blond, bespectacled Odilon. This sequel's focus on amorous yearning could ward off a few of the first book's fans (adults will recognize a few sexual innuendoes), but most will get a kick out of Odilon's furtive nighttime escapades. Ages 8-12. (Sept.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
In this companion to The Ink Drinker, the bookstore owner's son, with a literal thirst for reading, becomes lonely, entertaining thoughts of biting his fetchingly gothic new classmate. He soon finds out that she is the ideal person with whom to share "a straw for two." "Readers will get a kick out of Odilon's furtive nighttime escapades," said PW. Ages 8-12. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440416654
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
01/14/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Éric Sanvoisin has written several books for children, including The Ink Drinker.
Martin Matje has illustrated many books for children, including The Ink Drinker.

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A Straw for Two 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked it so much, that I say 'It's the Bomb'! (which means really great), it's really funny.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the first book and am glad to see that the sequel lives up to my expectations. I couldn't wait to join Odilon in this, his next adventure.