Dracula : The Real Story

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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. Elizabeth Miller, President of the Canadian Chapter of the Transylvanian Society of Dracula

Dracula: 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.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 154g
  • English
  • 0615919758
  • 9780615919751

About Ken Derby

Ken Derby is a slightly famous author, monkey trainer, twelve-minute rock star, five-minute TV star, two-minute movie star, fisherman, and former CIA operative (okay . . . not really). When he isn't teaching or writing, he might be found reading, working out, biking, or rooting for the Denver Broncos. Ken lives in Budapest, Hungary and teaches grade five at the American International School of Budapest. One of his books, "The Top 10 Ways to Ruin the First Day of School," is an International Reading Association and Children's Book Council "Children's Choices" Honor Book and an Alabama "Children's Choice Book Award Program" winner. Ken is available for author visits and virtual author visits. Visit Ken at www.kenderby.com to learn more about him. Receive a free digital autograph and a personal message from Ken (for one of his books) through Authorgraph at http: //www.authorgraph.com/authors/KenDerby
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