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Author: Margaret Wild

ISBN: 9781921529221
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1 September 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 28.5 x 0.9
I am Vampyre. Feared. Despised. I live in darkness. I long for light.

CBCA Book of the Year Award winner Margaret Wild teams up with talented newcomer Andrew Yeo to debut stunning new picture book Vampyre this September.

From the depths of his dark vampyre world a young vampyre boy reflects on his joyous childhood, juxtaposed with his current life and his longing to join the 'light'.

A darkly emotive and atmospheric tale of a young boy's search for identity; Yeo's haunting illustrations coupled with Wild's lingering and distinctive prose create a seamlessly interwoven story that will resonate with both children and adults alike.

Speaking from her home in Sydney's inner west, Margaret says the plot for Vampyre came to her almost accidentally.

"I never planned to write a story about a vampire boy, but when I stumbled across the word 'vampyre' the unusual spelling sparked my imagination. It seemed ancient and evocative, and I liked the fact that 'pyre' with its connotations of burning was part of the word." She says, going on to explain further:


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