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July 19, 2022
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Jack is in a pickle. His lumberjack mom wants him to go to Mighty Log Lumberjack Prep to learn how to chop wood and wear flannel. His vampire dad wants him to go to Sorrow’s Gloom Vampire School to learn how to turn into a bat and drink blood-orange juice. And Jack has a secret: what he really wants to do is dance.

When he finds out about Tip Tap Twinkle Toes Dance Academy from new friend Plenty, Jack feels he’s finally found the place where he can be his true self. But he’s too afraid of disappointing his family to tell them. What’s a half-lumberjack, half-vampire boy to do?

To summon the confidence to pursue his dreams, Jack will have to embrace every part of himself—his lumberjack toughness, his vampire eeriness, and most especially his awesome dance moves.

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Colorful Graphic Novel
(Updated: September 06, 2022)
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There is something enticing about vampire stories for me. My favorite vampire stories are those where vampires learn to live in human society. At the beginning of this story, Jack struggles to find his place in the world as half human and half vampire. Will Jack follow in his father's footsteps and pursue being a vampire? Or will he be more like his mom and become a lumberjack? Or will he follow his own dreams and become a dancer?

Jack's fear of disappointing his parents is one that many readers can relate to. In the end, Jack learns it's important to remain true to himself and be honest with his family. I found the book to be very positive and encouraging.

The illustrations in this graphic novel are bright and engaging. The dance graphics show how happy Jack is dancing, and I appreciate the way the movement is captured. The way Jack and his vampire family are depicted is so friendly. There is nothing scary about this vampire family so it's very kid friendly.

This is a fun graphic novel with a great lesson on being true to who you are.
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