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...
"a mediocre book"
An original take on the Red Riding Hood story. Lucy Jones is walking through the forest wearing her red anorak when a wolf leaps out and tells her: 'I am your destiny, and you are my dinner'. Lucy assures him that she is not Red Riding Hood, but the wolf doesn't believe her. He follows her all the way to London, where her granny and granddad live in a tower block. The wolf decides to stay and pretend to be a dog and causes chaos on the estate in his desire to make sure everyone he meets 'lives happily ever after'.
Lucy’s friend the wolf, 2.15, has met a female wolf with whom he is determined to spend the rest of his life. The only problem is, she is a free wolf. He must rescue her...but causes mayhem in the process. Environmental issues and fun abound in this second story of Lucy and the wolf.
Now that Lucy's friend 2.15 is the father of three little cubs, he has gone soft and become a vegetarian - not something usually associated with wolves. Then he becomes concerned with acid rain and he's determined to make a safe home for his family.
Mabel and Ethel are not happy witches. Someone has stolen their precious broomsticks, now they can't run Broomstick Services, their take-away delivery business. This calls for drastic action. So Mabel and Ethel ask Maud, their sister, for help. But Maud's a respectable, married witch now, she doesn't do magic these days. Or does she? Hang on a minute, she's digging out the old spell book. Uh-oh! Those broomstick theives had better watch out!
Joe, Lucy and Jackie find two witches asleep in a shed... Aargh! But, they are friendly and they're fed up with being bad witches - they want to be ordinary. So, together they set up Broomstick Services - flying services to the estate. The only problem is, there's another bad witch about.
Vlad the Drac is on holiday in England and staying with old friends, the Stones. But what does a vegetarian vampire who loves the limelight find to do with himself all day long? Well, whatever he starts out to do, poor old Vlad always ends up in a scrape - like the day he falls in the food mixer! Luckily the Stones are there to pick up the pieces: and before he goes home to Romania, Vlad finds a way to repay his friends in style.
Whoever heard of witches taking a holiday? Well, Ethel and Mabel need one. Not even their grumpy sister Maud can stop them. So they escape to the seaside - but tourists keep falling into danger, and the emergency services just can't cope. So it's the witches to the rescue!
Vlad the Drac wants a holiday, and although there are lots of travel guides around, nothing seems very suitable for a vegetarian vampire. Vlad is disgusted and decides that there is only one solution to the problem - he’ll have to write one himself! What’s more, he’ll take the entire Stone family with him on his travels! New York, London, Paris - where would a nicely brought up vampire like to go for his holidays? Another hilarious adventure with Vlad the Drac, from bestselling author Ann Jungman.
Vlad the Drac is back in England, this time to star in his first movie. Paul and Judy persuade their father to let Vlad come to live with them - but it’s a decision they soon come to regret, for Vlad not only disrupts the whole film studio, but becomes monstrously big for his boots at home... A fabulous, funny adventure featuring the tiny vampire with big ideas, from bestselling author Ann Jungman.
Australia - isn’t that where everyone walks around upside down, drinking beer while kangaroos jump up and down on them? And there aren’t any vampires there, are there? Vlad can’t think of anywhere worse and so he’s horrified when he finds himself on his way to Australia with Paul and Judy’s family, instead of going back to Romania. But Vlad finds new fans in Australia and begins to enjoy himself much more than he had expected to.
Septimouse is a genius. He can do things that other mice cannot do. He can talk to cats, talk to big people, talk to little big people and make them as small as mice. But the one thing he really wants to do is eat some cheese, and how on earth is he going to do that? When little big person Katie’s dad loses his job, Septimouse has a brilliant plan. He shrinks Mum and Dad, and takes them through the mouse hole behind the fridge.
Selima, Darren, and Patrick find a homeless troll crying in their garden shed and spend all their money buying him ice cream to cheer him up. But as well as being fun to play with, he turns out to be really helpful and keeps their neighbourhood clean and safe. Here are three stories featuring the friendly troll.