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From Pictures to Words - a guide to choosing books for beginner readers:
Science Fiction and Fantasy


Mona the Vampire and the Tinned Poltergeist by Hiawyn Oram
Published by Orchard Books, 1996
ISBN 1-85213-994-3
Illustrations © Sonia Holleyman, 1996

Children will love the illustrations in this book right through from the title page to the contents, to the detailed map of Columbus Close and the comic drawings of the characters in the book. Mona the Vampire is alerted to something that moves things about and makes people screech by her friend Charley-Knees, alias Zapman.

When Zapman’s enterprising brother sets up a stall at the School fair selling screechy, scary things and a tinned poltergeist, “completely real and freshly trapped,” Mona is beside herself with rage.

Well-spaced text with illustrations on every page make the book an ideal read for children who have decided to go it alone and who also like a good helping of humour and fantasy.

If you enjoy this story why not read about the further exploits of Mona the Vampire in;
Mona the Vampire and the Big Brown Bap Monster, Mona the Vampire and the Hairy Hands and Mona the Vampire and the Jackpot Disaster.

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