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Children's LiteratureThe little vampire of Little Vampire Goes to School returns in this comic strip format to help his friend Michael deal with a school bully. Off they go for help at night to an unusual kung fu master, Rabbi Solomon. He sends Michael to fetch his kung fu book from the top of a "Khmer-style temple" guarded by a Siamese dragon. Surmounting all obstacles, including putting the bully back together again after their monster friends have eaten him, Michael has an unusual end to his adventure when he returns to his real life. The action takes place inside irregularly shaped areas with considerable text squeezed into speech balloons, sometimes in a fine cursive style. The colored drawings are properly ghoulish, the characters weird, and the action non-stop, with some word-play fun included. The influence of Japanese anime is clear. 2003(orig. 2000), Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Ages 9 to 16.
— Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz