235 x 159mm
29 Sep 2009
10 - 17 years
There's alot of renewed fascination out there today of the mythical creatures known as vampires. They are making headlines with best selling books, movies, and have been making waves on the small screen as well. So what's all the hype about, anyway?
Turns out there's alot of history behind the pointy-toothed monsters; even more than what we've learned from the previously mentioned medias. To this end, Dorling Kindersley has compiled a book dedicated to these scary creatures of the night.
True to DK form, the book is put together with tidbits of information paired with colourful pictures on lovely, thick pages. It gives the book that extra, reference type feel. It talks of different societies' myths and legends, of the different forms vampires have taken over the years, and the evolution that has brought them into the newest form of pop cultural fame today. There's some interesting true life stories recounted, too; just enough to maybe make you look over your shoulder at night.
While the age range states from 10 years and up, there are some particularly gruesome pictures involved (though when you're dealing with blood sucking fiends a little gruesomeness is hard to avoid). I think this is a great gift idea for the vampire lover in your life or an excellent addition to your own library, right beside all those books featuring a certain 100 year old vampire that I know you have!