Paperback choice;Childrens books

26th March 1999 at 00:00
UNCLE VAMPIRE. SHADOW MAN. By Cynthia D Grant. Mammoth. pound;4.99 each.

This author of well-written page-turners deserves to be better known. Uncle Vampire uses the ancient myth as a powerful metaphor. Carolyn's uncle Toddy (yes, Tod means death in German) is abusing her, but she expresses her fears in supernatural terms.

In Shadow Man, a brilliant use of multiple viewpoints explores the effect of a death. Gabriel, a golden boy from a dysfunctional family, is resurrected in the words of his girlfriend, family and friends.

We learn about him in short chapters that form a dazzling picture of a small community and the way it deals with grief. Unmissable books for anyone of 12 or over.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now