The perfect story for Hallowe'en: there's a vampire in class - or is there?
Flora knows that Vinny Drake is a real-life vampire: his hair, his teeth, even his name confirm it! In fact, the whole class agree that they can spot a figment when they see one! And in a spirit of completely disinterested altruism, they proceed to help Vinny to his true potential. But he can't flap well enough to fly, and he isn't any good at hanging upside down. When the headteacher hears about it, she says,
' Bullying will not be tolerated in this school, Flora Gould.'
Oh dear. Flora thought she was only helping!
Audrey Hopkins lives in Lancashire. She trained as a teacher, and was a Head Teacher at an International School in Singapore. She has gold medals in Line Dancing and Tap Dance, and she also sings at concerts and recitals.
Helen Flook moved to Canada from N. Wales in 1995. She has produced illustrative work for publishers both in London UK, and Toronto, Canada. Since the early '80's she has exhibited in solo and group shows both in Britain and Canada. Helen currently works as a freelance artist producing a variety of work for Design agencies and publishers.
There is humour in both text and illustrations . . . a very satisfying ending for newly confident readers.