Vampire School: Casketball Capers (Book 1)

Vampire School: Casketball Capers (Book 1)

by Peter Bently, Chris Harrison
     
 

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Leo and his best friends Billy and Bella are on the St. Orlok's casketball team. They're all getting ready for the big game against the Chaney Street Werewolves. But when the other team arrives, it seems that some of them aren't planning on playing fair. Lee needs a new plan - fast! Will he managed to foil the cheats before the final whistle?

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Leo and his best friends Billy and Bella are on the St. Orlok's casketball team. They're all getting ready for the big game against the Chaney Street Werewolves. But when the other team arrives, it seems that some of them aren't planning on playing fair. Lee needs a new plan - fast! Will he managed to foil the cheats before the final whistle?

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Kirkus Reviews

Lee Price is like every other normal 9-year-old boy ... except he is a vampire.

Each night he wakes up and goes to St. Orlok's Elementary School, where he learns vampire essentials such as cloak swishing, scary staring and, most importantly, cooking without garlic. On the night of the big casketball game (which is precisely what it sounds like), Lee's class is also learning the best lesson yet: how to turn into a bat. During the game, however, players are strictly forbidden to do any kind of transformation. But one player on the opposing team—the Chaney Street Werewolves—keeps pushing and growling his way to the casket, without the ref's noticing. Lee must figure out how to play fair but still win. The setting may be unusual, but the dilemmas Lee faces are universal and immediately recognizable. Harrison's loosely sketched spot illustrations capture the narrative's unexpected humor, giving the young vampires a wide-eyed innocence and a gangly, almost bobble-head appearance.

A fast-paced, linear story for chapter-book vampire enthusiasts; this kicks off a series. (Paranormal. 6-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807584620
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Series:
Vampire School Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
560L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Peter Bentley is the author of several books for children and enjoys visiting schools and sharing his writing. He lives in England with his wife and two children.

Chris Harrison studied illustration at the University of Plymouth in England. The Vampire School series is his first writing for children.

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