What to Read Wednesday – PINOCCHIO VAMPIRE SLAYER

pinocchio vampire slayer

This puppet may not be a real boy… but he just might be a real hero! When bloodthirsty monsters invade Pinocchio’s hometown and kill his father, Geppetto, Pinocchio discovers a new benefit to his magical nose: telling lies produces a never-ending supply of wooden stakes to combat the vampire hordes! Will Pinocchio be able to defeat these horrors, avenge his father, and save his friends? Now, for the first time, the complete trilogy is collected together in a single deluxe softcover edition. Jensen (Green Lantern Corps) and Higgins (Knights of the Living Dead) present a captivating blend of comedy, horror, romance, and adventure, rooted in the original Italian novel, but brought – as if by magic – to new life.

This graphic novel is wonderful. What a great way to mashup two totally different tales. Take a look at Pinocchio.

pinocchio_vampireslayer_killallvampiresHere are the basics:

1. Vampires kill Geppetto

2. Pinocchio vows to get revenge and kill all the vampires he can

3. He lies on purpose to get his nose to grow

4. He breaks off the nose to use as a stake

5. He stakes the vampire with his nose.

***The traditional story of Pinocchio is summarized at the beginning of the graphic novel as the back story for this book.

Has anyone read this one yet? If so, what did you think?

Author: Karin Perry

Assistant Professor of Library Science at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. She loves reading YA Lit in her spare time.



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