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ISBN13: 9781596430938
ISBN10: 1596430931
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Meet Ferdinand, a vampire who bites his victims with only one tooth in order to pass as a mosquito, who loves the music of dead singers, and who has no end of trouble trying to make sense of his relationships--some with the living, some with the undead. Vampire Loves follows the strange and comically romantic adventures of Ferdinand and his friends as they flirt with, seduce, cheat on, break up and make up with all manner of strange creatures, including ghosts, other vampires, tree-folk, and golems. Edgy, charming, and filled with Joann Sfar's inimitable blend of tenderness, comedy, melancholy, and philosophy, the four stories in this volume are drawn as much from the Jewish mysticism of eastern Europe as from twenty-first-century Goth culture.

At once silly and serious, wild and poetic, Joann Sfar's disquieting tales are filled with intelligence and rich humanity. Vividly illustrated and sensitively written, Vampire Loves is alive with color, wisdom, and humor.

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"Ferdinand is a vampire who lives in Lithuania, wears three-piece suits and receives regular visits from an adoptive 'grandmother' witch who looks after his Siamese cat when he's off on trips to Paris. But none of this is any protection against the more mundane realities of being a newly single guy stuck forever in that period of new adulthood when hormones meet emotions and confusion results. Ferdinand's exploits, as detailed by award-winning French artist Sfar (Little Vampire Goes to School, The Rabbi's Cat), read like a classic slacker tale — when he isn't sleeping in his coffin, Ferdinand carries his favorite records around in a messenger bag. Ferdinand's adventures and companions are at once otherworldly and oddly familiar. A tree-man has a crush on Ferdinand's ex-girlfriend, Lani, a girl/plant who cheated on Ferdinand with his best friend. Ferdinand alternately longs for and is angry at Lani, finds himself the object of a teenage vampire crush and cruises bars in search of new love. Just when the troubled relationships begin to seem too commonplace, Sfar slips in a magical detail about a golem or a crying tree. As usual, Sfar's artwork is effortlessly charming, filled with classically stylish ink hatching and lettering, for a story that is funny and unpredictable." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The hopelessly romantic adventures of Ferdinand the Vampire and friends are edgy and charming, infused with Jewish mysticism of eastern Europe and 21st-century Goth culture. Readers learn that flirting and love in the underworld isn't any easier when one is dead. Full color.

About the Author

A prolific artist and writer, Joann Sfar has over 80 books in print and an international following among readers of all ages. His work has been translated into dozens of languages, and Vampire Loves is in development as a live action movie with a major French director.

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Emma, June 29, 2007 (view all comments by Emma)
Funny, sweet, and smart!
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yasmineclaire, September 11, 2006 (view all comments by yasmineclaire)
Cats and witches, vampires and their endless loves, gothic castles, love, hopelessness, anger, sorrow, joy and hope.....perfect for rainy evenings with coffee and melting butter cheese toasts .....and if you have a purring cat ....well.....then heaven is Ferdinand's vamprie world.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781596430938
Author:
Sfar, Joann
Publisher:
First Second
Translator:
Siegel, Alexis
Illustrator:
Jardel, Audre
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Horror
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
CGN004040
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Romance - Fantasy
Subject:
Cartoons and comics
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Vampires
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060502
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full color throughout
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.50x6.10x.64 in. .95 lbs.
Age Level:
14-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Ferdinand is a vampire who lives in Lithuania, wears three-piece suits and receives regular visits from an adoptive 'grandmother' witch who looks after his Siamese cat when he's off on trips to Paris. But none of this is any protection against the more mundane realities of being a newly single guy stuck forever in that period of new adulthood when hormones meet emotions and confusion results. Ferdinand's exploits, as detailed by award-winning French artist Sfar (Little Vampire Goes to School, The Rabbi's Cat), read like a classic slacker tale — when he isn't sleeping in his coffin, Ferdinand carries his favorite records around in a messenger bag. Ferdinand's adventures and companions are at once otherworldly and oddly familiar. A tree-man has a crush on Ferdinand's ex-girlfriend, Lani, a girl/plant who cheated on Ferdinand with his best friend. Ferdinand alternately longs for and is angry at Lani, finds himself the object of a teenage vampire crush and cruises bars in search of new love. Just when the troubled relationships begin to seem too commonplace, Sfar slips in a magical detail about a golem or a crying tree. As usual, Sfar's artwork is effortlessly charming, filled with classically stylish ink hatching and lettering, for a story that is funny and unpredictable." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The hopelessly romantic adventures of Ferdinand the Vampire and friends are edgy and charming, infused with Jewish mysticism of eastern Europe and 21st-century Goth culture. Readers learn that flirting and love in the underworld isn't any easier when one is dead. Full color.
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