When the Stone family take an Easter holiday in Romania, Judy and Paul are very bored - until they find a tiny vampire under a stone near Count Dracula’s castle. Not only is the vampire very small, he is also a vegetarian with dreams of starring in horror films.
Vlad persuades Judy and Paul to smuggle him back to London, and the children decide to keep him a secret in case he gets put in a museum or the zoo. But a vampire left on his own all day can get terribly bored and find all kinds of mischief to pass the time....
©1982 Ann Jungman (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
Although my children enjoyed this book, I found it very mediocre. Not horrible, just bland and a little lackluster. there wasn't a lot of tension in the story. But perhaps we're just spoiled, having listened to so many other truly wonderful children's book from audible.
"Good. Not exceptional"
Vlad the Drac is a reasonably good story about a vampire who comes to live with some children. It is probably a bit dated (the children go to boarding school and the "scrapes" aren't very dreadful), however, the narration (by C3P0) is very good.
My 6 year old son really enjoyed it and we were happy enough to listen to it although it didn't have us howling with laughter like some of the other books we've listened to.
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