The Vampire Blog (The Vampire series Book 1) by Pete Johnson

The Vampire Blog (The Vampire series Book 1)

Written by Pete Johnson

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On his thirteenth birthday, Marcus Howlett is faced with a bombshell. His parents are half-vampire. And, although he hates the thought of it, he is about to become one too. But, as he secretly blogs about the horrors of his new fangs, bad breath and cravings for blood, Marcus is unaware that his life is in serious danger...

Click here for Blogging tips for Kids and Classroom Notes for the last in the series, The Vampire Fighters.

Click here to see the second book in the series, The Vampire Hunters. Click here for the third, The Vampire Fighters.


The Vampire Blog (The Vampire series Book 1) by Pete Johnson

A new novel from award-winning author Pete Johnson that taps into the very of-the-moment interest in the supernatural and vampires done with Pete's humorous, accessible touch. Pete has been shortlisted for the 2007 Blue Peter Book Award, 2007 for The Bad Spy's Guide and was the winner of prizes including the 2007 Leicester Our Best Book Award and 2007 Sheffield Children's Book Award for Help! I'm a Classroom Gambler.

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'You can't knock a Pete Johnson book. They're highly accessible and always au fait with current tween preoccupations, so they're perfect for readers looking for full length books that don't take too much of a toll. But best of all, they are funny .. Johnson's tween characters are always wry, ironic and dry, cracking jokes that their parents often miss but their readers notice with glee .. This is not to say that the horror element is completely window dressing .. and there are some creepy scenes in the woods and some gruesome scenes with a goodly dollop of fangly terror. Perfect.' - The Bookbag

'Pete Johnson's approach to the very fashionable theme of vampires was very refreshing, with lots of humour thrown in but still a little bit of tension and scary bits thrown in. But also because at last here is a vampire book which is suitable for slightly younger readers! It's a vampire book that doesn't take itself too seriously. Marcus is very sharp in his delivery of one-liners and it is quite hilarious at times. The characters are well designed and believable; I was particularly fond of Tallulah who manages to be fierce and vulnerable at the same time.' - Library Mice

'Pete Johnson's modern tale consists of Marcus' online blog in which he discusses his extraordinary discovery and the chilling events that ensue!' - Nursery Education

'Once again award winning Pete Johnson has produced an accessible, amusing and enjoyable story.' - Audrey Baker, School Library Association

About the Author

Pete Johnson

When Pete Johnson was ten, he wrote a fan letter to Dodie Smith – author of The Hundred and One Dalmatians. She wrote back to him and the two began exchanging letters. “She was the first person to encourage me to become a writer,” says Pete, who began sending stories to publishers at the age of eleven.

Born in Winchester, Pete studied English at Birmingham University and went on to try a variety of jobs before teaching English and Drama at a secondary school in Buckinghamshire. It was there that he wrote his first novel for teenagers which became an immediate hit. He was a film critic for Radio One before becoming a full time writer.

Pete's novels have achieved global success and he is now published in 24 translations. He has visited Europe to meet his readers as well as schools and libraries all over the UK. Pete inspires a special loyalty among his readers.

Pete says: 'one of the best things an author can do is show the reader he, or she, is not on their own.'

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240 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books) an imprint of Random House Children's Books

Publication date

27th May 2010




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