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Candlewick Press (MA)

Vlad, the Fabulous Vampire

Vlad, the Fabulous Vampire

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From the acclaimed author-illustrator of Gustavo, the Shy Ghost comes a charmingly spooky celebration of difference sure to resonate with parents and children alike.

Vlad is a vampire with the misfortune of having rosy cheeks that--gasp!--make him look abysmally alive. But being the fabulous vampire that he is (and hoping to avoid rejection), he hides his rosy complexion behind elaborate vampire outfits in traditional black. That is, until he finds out that his best friend has a pink secret of her own . . . With signature flair, Flavia Z. Drago offers a story about being yourself and finding your community, strikingly illustrated in a distinctive, detailed art style influenced by her Mexican heritage.

Author: Flavia Z. Drago
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Published: 09/12/2023
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.20lbs
Size: 11.42h x 10.08w x 0.39d
ISBN: 9781536233322
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2023
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2023 pg. 24
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 09/01/2023

About the Author
Flavia Z. Drago was born and raised in Mexico City. As a child, she wanted to be a mermaid. When that didn't happen, she began her career as a graphic designer and a children's book illustrator. The author-illustrator of Gustavo, the Shy Ghost and Leila, the Perfect Witch, she loves color, textures, and shapes and enjoys creating them with different materials and a bit of digital sorcery. Flavia Z. Drago lives in Mexico.

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