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Rules for Vampires

Get spooked this winter!

Illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

Straighten your cape and sharpen your claws . . . being a vampire is harder than it looks! The spookiest story you'll read this year from Alex Foulkes, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie.

'A wickedly fun debut, with a wonderfully strong girl hero' Cressida Cowell, Children's Laureate 

There are highs and lows to being a vampire. On one claw, you get cool powers like beastly strength and hypnotism and the ability to GRIMWALK.  On the other claw, however, vampires are bound by the Vampiric Laws: rules to protect the balance between the worlds of the Living and the Undead.  And unfortunately, 11-year-old Leo has just forgotten rule number one . . . The Rules for Vampires don't tell you what to do when you make a ghostly enemy, or accidentally restart an ancient war.  But Leo and her very unusual family are more than up to the job.

A monstrously funny and devilishly dark new adventure from debut talent Alex Foulkes, illustrated throughout by the award-winning Sara Ogilvie, Rules for Vampires is the series that fans of Lemony Snickett and Skulduggery Pleasant will devour for breakfast.

Praise for Rules for Vampires:

'Fans of fast-paced, well-written gothic romps will devour Rules for Vampires' Phil Earle, bestselling author of When the Sky Falls

‘Deliciously dark, fangtastically feisty and gloriously gothic!' Laura Ellen Anderson, author of Amelia Fang

‘Brilliant! It’s a deadly funny, twisty, gothic romp with the loveliest vampire. Sara Ogilvie’s illustrations are the perfect match’ Jenny McLachlan, bestselling author of Land of Roar

'Wonderfully atmospheric, humorous and touching’ Radiya Hafiza, author of Rumaysa

 

Alex Foulkes is from Stoke-on-Trent in the Midlands of England, and lives with her boyfriend and their dog, Mac, who is just small enough to sit on the back of a broomstick (very convenient!).  She has worked as a teaching assistant and a school librarian.  When she's not reading and reading and reading, she's writing her very own stories with chills, thrills, and maybe even a talking spider!  Her debut Middle Grade Rules for Vampires will be released this September.

Sara Ogilvie is an illustrator and printmaker. She was the 2011 Booktrust Best New Illustrators Award winner and was shortlisted for the Best Emerging Illustrator Award 2010. Dogs Don’t Do Ballet, which she illustrated, was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010 and the Booktrust Early Years Award 2010. Sara lives in lives in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North of England.

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