Great Uncle Dracula

Written by James Howe
Illustrated by Abby Carter

Reviewed by James S. (age 10)

Have you ever wondered if draculas, witches, ghosts, and werewolves were real? Well, if you have, then you should read Great Uncle Dracula. It's a great book about a girl who moves to Pennsylvania and finds out that life is a lot different there. When she gets to school, she finds out that all the kids are draculas, witches, ghosts, and werewolves. Lots of people tell her she's a weirdo because she is "normal," especially when she's waiting in line to go to school. After she wins a school contest, she isn't called a weirdo anymore. If you like fictional books that are a little serious, then you should read this book.

I thought it was wonderful. I liked it because it was kind of funny and also serious at the same time. My favorite part of this story was when the girl slid on a banana peel and hit a cake. The illustrations are really good, too. They were my second favorite part of the book. I liked that the girl's character changed from being called a weirdo to being accepted as a classmate. Just remember to read Great Uncle Dracula.

James S. is a student in Gretchen's 4th Grade Class
2000-2001