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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Vampyre
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'I am Vampyre.
Feared. Despised.
I live in darkness.
I long for light.

'From the dark depths of his vampyre world, a vampyre boy reflects on the joyous days of his childhood and his current life as a vampyre. Thought-provoking and atmospheric, Vampyre is a monumental picture book about identity, making choices and being true to oneself...' (From the publisher's website.)

Exhibitions

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Reading Australia

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Unit Suitable For

AC: Year 7 (NSW Stage 4)

Themes

belonging, identity, isolation, rebellion, the outsider

General Capabilities

Critical and creative thinking, Literacy

Teaching Resources

Teaching Resources

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Teacher’s notes from publisher’s website.

Notes

  • Ages 8+

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Newtown, Marrickville - Camperdown area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Walker Books Australia , 2011 .
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      Extent: 32p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 September 2011.
      ISBN: 9781921529221 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

[Essay] : Vampyre Dmetri Kakmi , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Australia 2013;

'Published in 2011, Margaret Wild’s picture book Vampyre is a hallucinatory marriage of minimal text and symbolic imagery, rendered in a subdued colour palette. Echoing the image and writing style, the story pivots on a complex exchange of ideas. Chief among these is the individual striving for personal salvation. The journey is fraught and the end remains ambiguous, paradoxical.' (Introduction)

Definitely Worth a Look Margot Hillel , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 56 no. 1 2012; (p. 26)

— Review of Vampyre Margaret Wild , 2011 single work picture book
Vampyre by Margaret Wild Vicki Stanton , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , November 2011;

— Review of Vampyre Margaret Wild , 2011 single work picture book
Reading and Viewing : Some Picture Books and Graphic Texts Deborah McPherson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 46 no. 3 2011; (p. 107-108)

— Review of Vampyre Margaret Wild , 2011 single work picture book
Untitled Deborah Robins , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 25 no. 4 2011; (p. 46)

— Review of Vampyre Margaret Wild , 2011 single work picture book
[Review] Vampyre Joy Lawn , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 91 no. 2 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of Vampyre Margaret Wild , 2011 single work picture book
Untitled Kathryn England , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 26 no. 4 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of Vampyre Margaret Wild , 2011 single work picture book
Perfect Partnerships Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 October 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of For All Creatures Glenda Millard , 2011 single work picture book ; Look, a Book! Libby Gleeson , 2011 single work picture book ; Flood Jackie French , 2011 single work picture book ; Vampyre Margaret Wild , 2011 single work picture book
Family and Friends Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 336 2011; (p. 66-67)

— Review of Good Morning Mr Pancakes Christopher McKimmie , 2011 single work picture book ; The Carousel Ursula Dubosarsky , 2011 single work picture book ; Squish Rabbit Katherine Battersby , 2011 single work picture book ; Come Down, Cat! Sonya Hartnett , 2011 single work picture book ; The Jewel Fish of Karnak Graeme Base , 2011 single work picture book ; Waiting for Later Tina Matthews , 2011 single work picture book ; Vampyre Margaret Wild , 2011 single work picture book
Untitled Catherine Reid , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 19 no. 4 2011; (p. 19)

— Review of Vampyre Margaret Wild , 2011 single work picture book
Into the Wild Joy Lawn , 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 91 no. 2 2011; (p. 36)
[Essay] : Vampyre Dmetri Kakmi , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Australia 2013;

'Published in 2011, Margaret Wild’s picture book Vampyre is a hallucinatory marriage of minimal text and symbolic imagery, rendered in a subdued colour palette. Echoing the image and writing style, the story pivots on a complex exchange of ideas. Chief among these is the individual striving for personal salvation. The journey is fraught and the end remains ambiguous, paradoxical.' (Introduction)

Awards

2011 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division Best Children's Book (Told Primarily through Pictures)
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