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Vampire Island ebook

by Adele Griffin


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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. When they move into New York City to leave Old World dangers behind, the vegetarian vampire family find that life isn't easier in the normal world and soon have to find ways to fit in to their new surroundings by keeping their super powers and unique skills in check.

This book starts the Vampire Island series. Adele Griffin’s critically acclaimed novels include The Other Shepards, Amandine and National Book Award Finalist Sons of Liberty. Maddy and her family have come over from the Old World to the New World in hopes of becoming fully human. There are rules to follow and the Argos watch over. Her numerous awards and accolades include ALA Best Book for Young Adults,ALA Notable, CCBC Choice, IRA-CBC Children's Choice and Bank Street Book of the Year. She lives in New York City. Библиографические данные. Vampire Island, Том 1 Vampire Island.

One minute she was plunked down at the sixth grade’s lunch table. ion, Hudson had been worried she’d ditch her end of the bargain. Kids fidgeted before she’d said a word. Like all the other grades, Mr. Apple’s fourth was pretty much incredibly terrified of Maddy. One by one, children surrendered their lunches. Only the spitballing lunkhead kid feebly protested

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From a National Book Award finalist comes a lively new spin on the classic vampire tale.

From a National Book Award finalist comes a lively new spin on the classic vampire tale. com User, September 6, 2007. The Livingstone's are vegetarians. They're vampires, and they live in Manhattan. You just know it's not going to be a walk in the park-Central Park, that is. Adele Griffin's Vampire Island takes us into the world of Lexie, Maddy and Hudson, a world where vampires and humans live together, but not all vampires are fruit-bat hybrids.

Adele Griffin’s critically acclaimed novels include The Other Shepards, Amandine and National Book Award Finalist Sons of Liberty.

Adele Griffin (born July 29, 1970) is a young adult fiction author, writing numerous novels for young adults, most recently The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone, as well as the Vampire Island and Witch Twins series

Adele Griffin (born July 29, 1970) is a young adult fiction author, writing numerous novels for young adults, most recently The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone, as well as the Vampire Island and Witch Twins series. Her novels Sons of Liberty and Where I Want to Be were both National Book Award finalists. Adele Griffin was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She lives with her husband and their two children in Brooklyn, New York.

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This book starts the Vampire Island series. Maddy and her family have come over from the Old World to the New World in hopes of becoming fully human. There are rules to follow and the Argos watch over them. Maddy is not too crazy about following rules and she's the one most likely to remain vampire.

I love Maddy. She just does whatever she wants. This time she is spying on the neighbors. She's funny as she goes about her spy work. She also gets in a lot of trouble. Good thing she has some of her vampire traits yet. I also like Hudson, her brother. He takes preserving the environment seriously, much to the disdain of his classmates.

I look forward to more of this family.
Super P
Lexie, Maddy, and Hudson aren't your average kids. Their parents are in a rock band called The Dead Ringers and walk dogs for a living. Hudson calls the oven the yewn and nags his classmates about saving the world to the point that no one wants to speak to him. Maddy spies on neighbors while eating ticks. And Lexie, well, she quotes dead poets - mostly the classics, but let us not forget Tupac and Kurt Cobain. Oh and they're not exactly human, but not exactly bats, but not exactly vampires either - they're fruit-bat hybrids and they're just learning to fit into the new world of New York. They're also just learning about aging, crushes, school age politics, embracing their uniqueness, hiding their uniqueness. The usual.

I really struggled with what to rate this. It is a quick, fun, fast read. Maybe too fast. Without spoilers: The main Maddy storyline, which the main storyline of the book really, it seems to just sort of end in a rushed cop out sort of way. Tied up neatly with a bow on it. In such a way that made it feel as though this whole book was nothing more than a set up to ensure further books would happen. Which is fine, it actually worked, as I said this book was fun, I've already purchased the next. But given how the main storyline went on seeming rather important and just ended, it did feel as though there was room for more here. Either more in that storyline. Or more of the other siblings. Or more of the parents. I'm not sure what exactly was missing. A little of all of the above maybe. For this "what was missing?" feeling alone, 4 stars. For fun factor it would have been 5.
Justie
My 9 year old son and 8 year old daughter loved this book and are eager to read the series!
Shadowbourne
Great price, speedy delivery. Can't beat Amazon when you're looking for that certain book!
Winn
Although an interesting premise, I wasn't happy with some of the themes of bullying and lying. Could have been fleshed out more. Probably will not buy the remainder of the series for my young relatives.
Bumand
Hudson's life is stupid but Madison's life is interesting and Lexington's life is a fraction less interesting than Madison's so I give it 3 stars and a , 'cause I mean seriously I had read like hundreds of books better than this, so I am being really generous !
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Meet the Livingstones. Recent transplants to Manhattan from the Old World, they live above a vegetarian restaurant in an old brownstone on the island of Manhattan. Mom and Dad play in a rock band called the Dead Ringers. Their three children --- Lexie, Maddy and Hudson --- are dealing with friends, neighbors, crushes and growing up, just like kids everywhere. Okay, maybe not quite like kids everywhere. You see, the entire Livingstone family are vampires, or vegetarian fruit-bat/vampire hybrids to be exact. As a result, the Livingstone children are facing a few extra challenges as they try to fit in to their new New World lifestyle.

Oldest daughter Lexie has a crush on the hottest guy in her eighth-grade class, Dylan Easterby. But do her batlike habits (such as double-jointed knees and lightning-fast reflexes) and her tendency to quote gloomy, doomed poets set her apart from the crowd, or do they just make her seem odd? What's more, Lexie's best friend is exhibiting some seriously weird symptoms. What comes over him after dark?

Middle child Maddy is beginning to have second thoughts about her family's vegan lifestyle. When the family's new neighbors, the von Kriks, treat Maddy to a dinner of steak tartar, Maddy's thirst for blood grows almost as strong as her nose for trouble. Maddy suspects that the von Kriks are genuine pureblood Old World vampires, and in Harriet the Spy style, she grows determined to catch them in their lies, even if it means lacing tempting cookies with garlic.

Youngest child Hudson may be blessed with good looks and the ability to fly through the city at night, talking with other species as he goes, but he's pretty clueless when it comes to dealing with his fellow nine-year-olds. He uses Old World words like "whilst" and fails to understand their slang. But Hudson is about to experience a new kind of social suicide when he's appointed as an environmental Protector and embarks on an anti-litter crusade in his elementary school.

Imagining how a family of vampire hybrids might fit into 21st century New York life offers Adele Griffin endless opportunities to explore awkward situations, comical encounters and clever modern twists on classic vampire lore. The pun-filled narrative is full of lines like this one: "Ever since the night of her non-professed love, Lexie had been avoiding Dylan like the plague. Specifically, the Bombastus Plague of 1837."

Although the siblings' relationships and their interpersonal struggles at school and in the neighborhood are well developed, some readers may be confused by Griffin's overall vampire mythology. The differences between Old World and New World rules, the hierarchy of various types of vampires and half vampires, the role of the supervisory all-seeing Argos --- all these elements are introduced but lack full development and exploration. Since the ending of VAMPIRE ISLAND is left wide open for a sequel, chances are that Griffin will have more opportunities to fully flesh out her mythology while satisfying young readers' thirst for funny, non-frightening vampire adventures.
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