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Author gets her teeth into vampire book
7:00am Sunday 8th September 2013 in Local
A CHILDREN’S author educated in Bewdley is hoping for a spook-tackular response to her latest vampire book.
Helen Wendy Cooper, a former Bewdley High School and Sixth Form Centre pupil, has launched her new book The Vegetarian Vampire: The Lost Fangs.
The writer, who is also the author of popular children’s picture book series Shape Land, will be taking part in Bewdley Book Week tomorrow. She will be teaching youngsters about shapes at the town’s libraryat 11am.
Her latest tale is the second book in the series. The first – The Vegetarian Vampire: Halloween Disco – proved to be a fang-tastic success last year. Ms Cooper said a third vampire book, which will be called The Vampire Cat, was also in thepipeline.
The Lost Fangs tells the tale of Vernon, a vegetarian vampire with wobbly fangs that fall out while he’s eating a vegetarian burger, causing him to lose them. With help from his friends Veronica and Malcolm, Vernon sets off on an adventure of creepy caves andsmellytoilets.
Aimed at five to eight year olds, the 50-page paperback has also been illustrated by Ms Cooper, ,who now lives in Tenbury Wells.
Ms Cooper said: “I love writing and drawing for children – it’s themost rewarding career I could ever have hoped for.
“I started writing children’s stories for my GCSEs when I was 14 years old and read many of them to children while I trained as a nursery nurse.
“I hope children will continue to enjoy all of my books.”
Ms Cooper will be at Stourport Library’s reading awards ceremony on Saturday, October 19 and will also be visiting Wyre Forest primary schools including Wilden, Cookley and Astley.
Her latest book was launched at Tenbury Wells Library yesterday.
For more information, visit helenwendycooper.co.uk
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