Vlad the Impaler: The Real Count Dracula

Vlad the Impaler: The Real Count Dracula

by Enid A. Goldberg, Norman Itzkowitz

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Overview

Explore the life of Vlad "the Impaler" Dracula, the fifteenth-century Romanian prince who served as a model for Bram Stoker's infamous vampire.

The wicked ways of some of the most ruthless rulers to walk the earth are revealed in these thrilling biographies (A Wicked History) about men and women so monstrous, they make Frankenstein look like a sweetheart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531138984
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/2008
Series: Wicked History Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 422,136
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: NC800L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

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Vlad the Impaler: The Real Count Dracula 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After visiting the labrynth under the "Buda" side of Budapest and seeing where Count Dracula had been imprisoned, this book answered many questions. The information presented to us in the underground maze made him sound a lot nicer than he actually was and this book brought his true nature out. It was an easy read, but even for a history buff it was well written and succinct.
Kaydence on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have learned that these little books are very handy if you don't know anything about the person that you are reading about. It gives a very brief history of who the person is and what they did throughout their life. For example, Vlad's father gave him away while he was young in order to avoid prison himself. These types of treacheries between blood is common in Vlad's family. The person that took Vlad's place as ruler of his territory was his own brother. The information upon the wars and struggles has no emotion in it at all, but it is not a narrative, so it's not expected. If you are looking for something to give you more information than you already knew about Vlad (from documentaries, or other reading) then you want to find something else. If you are a beginner and want to know the basics, this is perfect.
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Cooksonmom More than 1 year ago
Great Book! Very informative, just what my 10 year old was looking for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book starts out as a man living in his home with his mother and his younger siblings. He lives there for quite a while until he stabs his youngest sister and all his brothers. The main points of this story aren't very exciting. Matter of fact it was hard to finish this book. Even though every dang gone seconds the guy stabs someone this book is really stupid. If the man had a better reason to kill the people it would be a lot better. The book needs more exciting parts and more thrills for the time you read. If the impaler had a more dtailed plan to kill the people that would make it more interesting climax. I like the ending but the book needs excitement the whole way through, not just at the end. The book has its good parts but most of them are not that interesting through the beginning and middle. The book is rather good but needs some work from a more experienced person. I think the author should proof read and add some more ideas to make this book more thrilling.