Eighth Grade Bites: Graphic Novel (Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Series)

Eighth Grade Bites: Graphic Novel (Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Series)

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by Heather Brewer
     
 

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Heather Brewer's The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series finally makes the move to graphic novels!

Thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod really hates junior high. Bullies harass him, the principal is dogging him, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad has a secret: His mother was human, but his father was a vampire. With no idea of the extent of

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Heather Brewer's The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series finally makes the move to graphic novels!

Thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod really hates junior high. Bullies harass him, the principal is dogging him, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad has a secret: His mother was human, but his father was a vampire. With no idea of the extent of his powers, Vlad struggles daily with his blood cravings and his enlarged fangs. When a substitute teacher begins to question him a little too closely, Vlad worries that his cover is about to be blown. But then he faces a much bigger problem: He's being hunted by a vampire killer.

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Children's Literature - Joella Peterson
This is the first book in "The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod" series, but this edition is in the graphic novel format. The story is still the same great story of Vlad, the only known teenager to also be a vampire. His parents died in a mysterious fire, and Vlad is being raised by his mom's best friend Nelly, who knows he is a vampire. But the situation is hard on him. Vlad has a lot of secrets to keep...not to mention a lot of sunscreen he has to keep putting on. Thankfully, Nelly works at a hospital and can get blood that is almost expired for Vlad to drink and infuse into his food. Then Vlad's teacher goes missing, and a strange new one takes his place—one that wants Vlad to admit that he is a vampire. But how does he know? And will Vlad be safe if he shows Mr. Otis who he truly is? Since this is the beginning of the series, readers can expect a lot of set up and quite a few unanswered questions left hanging at the end of the book. However, the illustrations are great, effectively showcasing a gothic teenage vampire in an almost normal world. Also, the pacing is pretty good, with quite a bit of variation in the size of the panels. However, unlike many graphic novels, the panels in this book never are full-page in size, even during exceptionally important moments. Reviewer: Joella Peterson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803738119
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
01/10/2013
Series:
Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Series, #1
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
266,071
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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