Hanging with Vampires: A Totally Factual Field Guide to the Supernatural (Paperback)
March/April 2023 Kids Indie Next List
“Fitzpatrick covers everything from the origins of the vampire myth, to historical context, to the vampire in modern culture. Filled with interesting, bite-sized pieces of information, it’s the perfect companion for a middle grader.”
— R. Aimee Chipman, The Bluestocking Bookshop, Holland, MI
Discover everything about vampires in this laugh-out-loud nonfiction handbook packed with spooky legends, fascinating history, and weird facts perfect for middle-grade readers and mythology fans!
Are vampires real? Who was Vlad the Impaler? Do vampire bats ever feed on humans? Find out in Hanging with Vampires, a field guide for the curious and the adventurous. Crack open the lid on this guide and you’ll get:
- Bloodcurdling vampire mythology! What exactly is a vampire, anyway?
- Spine-chilling history and science! Uncover how the vampire legend got its start in the medieval ages.
- A who’s who of vampires! Get to know classic, iconic, and terrifying vampires in pop culture, from Dracula to Adventure Time.
Hanging with Vampires is the first book in the Totally Factual Field Guide to the Supernatural series, a hilarious and haunting exploration of how myths and legends shape our lives. Sink your fangs into vampire lore and literature with enchanting illustrations and fun activities, like making garlic bread. It’s a spooky world out there–grab your guide, and let’s go!
Look for the next volume, Chilling with Ghosts, for another frightfully good read!
About the Author
Insha Fitzpatrick is a New Jersey–based author who loves all things horror. She’s the writer of Who Sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott: Rosa Parks (Who HQ), illustrated by Abelle Hayford. She’s also the cowriter of the middle-grade graphic novel series Oh My Gods! with Stephanie Cooke and illustrator Juliana Moon. When she’s not writing, she’s watching horror movies or reality TV and deep-diving into all things true crime.
Kids’ Indie Next List Pick
“Fans of all things supernatural will be horrified—and highly entertained.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Fitzpatrick focuses on vampires in a fang-in-cheek tone...any good guidebook leaves readers feeling prepared, and this one is no exception.”—Booklist
“[Insha Fitzpatrick] gives kids, the shaky and the brave, the encouragement to learn about vampires in other cultures and other times…the kid who loves monsters will love Hanging with Vampires, too.”—Terri Schlichenmeyer for the Bristol Herald Courier
“I absolutely loved it! This book really is perfect for kids who are interested in vampire lore whether that be in pop culture or folk traditions from around the world. Loved Lilla Bölecz's illustrations, they are so charming.”—Bree Paulsen, author of Garlic and the Vampire
“You'll eat up this fang-scinating look at vampire mythology! It’s terror-ific!”—Anne Marie Pace, author of Vampirina Ballerina