I was intrigued by Sam Stall's book for a few different reasons.
1. I'm a Dracula fan.
2. I'm a Griffin and Sabine fan.
3. It is a cool example of one of my favorite writing projects.
If you're not familiar with the Griffin and Sabine series by Nick Bantock, YOU MUST GET THEM!!! I fell completely in love with the series many years ago. They are an absolute treasure. Nick Bantock uses the epistolary style (my favorite) of writing to tell his story. 'Epistolary' tells a story through the use of letters, journals, news articles, etc. This is how Bram Stoker wrote Dracula and how Sam Stall wrote Dracula's Heir. Stall's book also includes pockets with notes, photographs, newspaper articles, and journal pages that you can pull out and read. (This would be the 'interactive' part.)
Dracula's Heir is an excellent example of one of my writing projects AND THEN WHAT... (see Home School Help tab for more info). Dracula's Heir is certainly more than I would expect from the average student but you never know! Especially if they see this book first, who knows what they may be inspired to create!?
Sam Stall has put forth a fun adventure with lots of layers. It is not a difficult book to read by any means but it is certainly entertaining.
Read any good books lately?
I read more than just classic novels. This is where I post about recent books I have read. Have you read the same book? Got a different opinion? Let me know! I'd love to hear about it.