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Dracula: The Real Story By Ken Derby,

  • Title: Dracula: The Real Story
  • Author: Ken Derby
  • ISBN: 9780615919751
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback
  • Another engaging book from International Reading Association and Children s Book Council Children s Choices award winning author, Ken Derby A narrative that retains its crispness without sacrificing its moments of drama, this biography provides a balanced and accurate overview of Vlad the Impaler Dracula , and is an excellent resource for young students Dr ElizabethAnother engaging book from International Reading Association and Children s Book Council Children s Choices award winning author, Ken Derby A narrative that retains its crispness without sacrificing its moments of drama, this biography provides a balanced and accurate overview of Vlad the Impaler Dracula , and is an excellent resource for young students Dr Elizabeth Miller, President of the Canadian Chapter of the Transylvanian Society of Dracula Want to get juveniles interested in history Begin with Dracula The Real Story there s no better way of creating this interest than with a work of nonfiction that uses the specter of a real life vampire and then brings it to life with vivid, rich and interactive descriptions Dracula The Real Story is a juvenile biography at its best and because the subject involves a somewhat sinister figure, it ll attract leisure readers in the 9 12 age group than most biographies D Donovan, eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book ReviewDracula The Real Story follows the intriguing life of the notorious Vlad Dracula, a little known fifteenth century Romanian prince Dracula s saga as hostage, fugitive, and prisoner molded him into an influential and feared warlord caught between the powerful Ottoman and European Empires His clever and ruthless war tactics which earned him the savage nickname Vlad the Impaler helped preserve his homeland and earned him respect from his enemies and compatriots alike.Many people today think of Dracula as a bloodsucking night demon that terrorized the living Many Romanians of the fifteenth century considered him a hero who gave his life for his country But to others, he was one of the cruelest villains of all time Was he a bloodsucker, a hero, or a villain Perhaps he was all three.
    Dracula The Real Story Another engaging book from International Reading Association and Children s Book Council Children s Choices award winning author Ken Derby A narrative that retains its crispness without sacrificing i

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    1. I received this book for free as part of First Reads giveaways This review may contain spoilers.I m not sure when or where I first found it out, but I remember learning somewhere that Bram Stoker s Dracula was likely at least inspired by Vlad the Impaler.I already knew bits and pieces about Vlad probably the most obvious things, really This book did contain interesting information about the real life Dracula, but I felt that it was somewhere in between a factual, non fiction book and a historic [...]

    2. What mankind has done in pursuit of powerThis book is a cleverly disguised biography of Vlad the Impaler a.k.a Dracula meant for older kids teens, I assume due to some of the gory details However, adults can also learn a lot from reading this concise publication It truly sheds light on the facts behind the somewhat obscure historical figure I liked how the author posed the question Who was the real Dracula to readers who may only be familiar with his vampire namesake I found the cover illustrati [...]

    3. Vlad Tepes, Vlad the Impaler, Vlad Dracul, or even Dracula is known as a blood sucking monster to the outside world, however to many European countries he is known as a hero who died in battle to help protect his country What is so blood sucking and evil about that Ken Derby explains how Dracula was a wicked, crazy soul, but a brave one too in this short and informative biography.

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