The Vampire's Vacation
Publication Date: July 27, 2004
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Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries(r) have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look
V is for Vampire . . . Grab your garlic When the kids follow a mysterious pale and dark-haired stranger into Ellie's Diner, he suddenly vanishes Then they see a cut on Ellie's neck. Could it be a" vampire" bite? And will Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose be his next victims?
"From the Trade Paperback edition."
Bill Wallace grew up in Oklahoma. Along with riding their horses, he and his friends enjoyed campouts and fishing trips. Toasting marshmallows, telling ghost stories to scare one another, and catching fish was always fun.
One of the most memorable trips took place on the far side of Lake Lawtonka, at the base of Mt. Scott. He and his best friend, Gary, spent the day shooting shad with bow and arrows, cutting bank poles, and getting ready to go when their dads got home from work.
Although there was no "monster" in Lake Lawtonka, one night there "was" a "sneak attack" by a rather large catfish tail. Checking the bank poles was not nearly as fun or "free" after that point, but it was the inspiration for this story.
Bill Wallace has won nineteen children's state awards and been awarded the Arrell Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award for Children's Literature from the Oklahoma Center for the Book.