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Vampires and Light
Vampires and Light
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Graphic Library

Vampires and Light

by Jody Jensen Shaffer
Illustrated by Gervasio

Learning about light doesn’t have to be scary. Join vampires as they uncover the science of light and the electromagnetic spectrum. You’ll give your knowledge of light a boost with a monster dose of humor.

 
ISBN978-1-62065-820-8
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandGraphic Library
Age Level9-12 Years
Reading LevelGrades 3-6
GenreGraphic Nonfiction
SubjectScience & Nature, Graphic Novels
Trim Size7 x 9
Page Count32
LanguageEnglish
Copyright2013
Paperback
Price
$8.10
 


 
 

Reviews

Booklist - Daniel Kraus

"After bringing us such titles as Aliens and Energy (2012), Ghosts and Atoms (2012), and Werewolves and States of Matter (2012), the Monster Science series returns from the dead with its special blend of graphic-novel art, conversational text, and goofy monster sight gags. Vampires and Light is an obvious good fit, and throughout lessons on Sir Isaac Newton’s experiments, light speed, lenses, and eyes, various vamps dodge beams of deadly sunlight and fail to appear in mirrors. Many of the illustrations don’t make hay of the vampire premise, but others nail it, as when infrared light is demonstrated by showing Dracula scoping out prey with night-vision goggles. Zombies and Electricity mostly uses its undead cast as dopey stand-ins for lessons on atoms, currents, magnets, and more. For example, to illustrate positive and negative charges, a rotting businessman and a dead cheerleader take either side of a seesaw while holding plus and minus cards. Zombies are electrocuted on nearly every page, and it’s no wonder – “Flesh,” Weakland writes, “is a good conductor of electricity.” The busy pages and lack of clarifying elements like bullet points and graphs make this fun series best for those who learn by following story lines or conversations." - Booklist

April 15, 2013

 
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