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Vlad Dracula
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Anne Boleyn
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Royal Books - Ages 9+

The Raucous Royals gives a glimpse into the lives of 13 royal rulers. But there is far more gossip and rumors to uncover surrounding each of these intriguing characters. To dig deeper, check out the following books:
Books on Vlad Dracula
bram stoker: the man who wrote dracula Bram Stoker : The Man Who Wrote Dracula
by Steven Otfinoski

Amazon description:
Born in Ireland in 1847, Bram Stoker began life as a sickly child who spent many of his early years fighting an unknown illness. He was practically confined to bed and spent his time reading books and listening to his mother tell him about Irish myths and legends. He found many of these stories quite scary and he grew up to write his own frightening tales. His most popular novel, Dracula, was published in 1897. Stoker's Dracula was inspired in part by vampire stories from eastern Europe and the life of Vlad the Impaler, a cruel prince who liked to kill his enemies by placing them on wooden stakes. The story of Dracula lives on today, long after Stoker's death in 1912, through numerous films and stories.

Dracula Dracula
by Jim Pipe, McRae Books Agency Staff (Illustrator), Francesca D'Ottavi, Susanna Addario

Amazon description:
An examination of Dracula and the world of the undead from Vlad the impaler to vampire stories from Transylvania, India, China, Japan, Malaysia and Serbia.

Legends of Dracula Legends of Dracula
by Thomas Streissguth

Amazon description:
Author Tom Streissguth tells the chilling tale of the real-life Prince Dracula, relates vampire legends, and shows how these stories--as well as Bela Lugosi's definitive film portrayal of Dracula--have created one of the most terrifying figures of popular culture. Dracula and other tales of vampires returning from the dead to drink the blood of the living have haunted the world for centuries. But unlike many of the old superstitions, the legend of Dracula isn't just another scary story.


Vlad the Impaler
Vlad the Impaler

Dinner with Vlad was no picnic. Read the true story of Dracula and how he got the name, Vlad the Impaler.

Order of the Dragon
Order of the Dragon
The Order of the Dragon was the knightly order who made it their mission to defend the cross and drive out the Turks. The order was represented by a winged dragon with a curled tail that sometimes held a cross. Vlad's father, (Vlad II) was a member of this order and used the above symbol on his coinage.

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Look for the Order of the Dragon symbol hidden on page 7 of the Raucous Royals.
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