Magazine article Practical Literacy

Gorski's Bitemare

Magazine article Practical Literacy

Gorski's Bitemare

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Gorski's Bitemare

Robert Favretto (2019)

Melbourne: Ford Street Publishing

Gorski is a regular kid who lives with his Mum, Dad and teenage sister and does ordinary things like go to school, go out for a family dinner and clash with the school bully. The difference is that Gorski and his family are vampires. Gorski and his friend transform into bats and sneak off from school to snack on mosquitoes in a nearby swamp but are found by Nectar, a sneaky fruit bat who goes to the same school. In the process of dobbing them in, it appears that Gorski has been bitten by 'something' and as the story develops, he begins to show alarming tendencies such as fainting at the sight of blood and hungering for fruit. His family explore a range of strategies to return Gorski to his former blood-sucking self.

This is a very, very funny story with puns on every page, beginning with the title. At school they play bat-minton, the new teacher's name is Dr Acula, his dad works the graveyard shift at the local blood bank and there are events described as 'every vampire's worst daymare'. …

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