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The Little Vampire (Der kleine Vampir #1)

4.01  ·  Rating Details ·  3,286 Ratings  ·  133 Reviews
Tony is a nine-year-old horror story addict, so he can hardly believe his luck when a little vampire called Rudolph lands on his windowsill one evening. Together the two have a series of hilarious adventures involving visits to Rudolph's home - The Vampire Family Vault - where Tony hears chilling tales of the cemetery keeper (the vampires' sworn enemy) and narrowly escapes ...more
Paperback, 94 pages
Published February 3rd 2005 by Andersen (first published 1979)
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Ithil
Jan 02, 2016 Ithil rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Los libros de El pequeño de vampiro forman gran parte de mi infancia. Todos y cada uno de ellos, me dio muy fuerte por ellos y los he leído todos muchísimas veces. Creo que son unos libros que me han condicionado mucho como persona desde que era niña.

Precisamente por eso, me pareció una muy buena idea comenzar el año nuevo releyendo este libro. De forma simbólica.

Soy incapaz de ser objetiva con él así que sencillamente diré que me encanta. Tanto o más que cuando era pequeña. Son historias muy co
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Sitta Basoeki
Dec 22, 2008 Sitta Basoeki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cerita yang bersetting di Stuttgart ini adalah tentang persahabatan antara Anton yang baru berumur sekitar 11 tahun dengan Rudi dan Anna --kakak beradik yang ternyata adalah vampir yang dah berusia ratusan tahun. Namun karena mereka vampir, pertumbuhan mereka lambat sekali.

Beragam kisah mengasyikkan, agak seram, tapi lebih banyak yang menyenangkan ada dalam seri2 buku ini. Mulai dari terbang dengan jubah drakula, menyelinap di pesta drakula, hingga dikejar-kejar drakula haus darah. Bahkan tantan
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Alérida Weasley
El primer libro de una saga maravillosa de mi infancia, la cual jamás me cansaré de leer.
Michelle
Jul 31, 2013 Michelle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I read this so many times I was young. So. Many. Times.

The illustrations are still charming and maybe the best part of the whole book? I remembered the illustrations long after I'd forgotten the story itself.

The story is cute, and I can see why it appealed to me when I was young. Tony, a 9-year-old boy, has a vampire (Rudolph) visit his window one night and they become friends. They go on late night adventures, including hanging out at the cemetery; with the help of a magical cape, Tony can fly
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Barbara (VampAngel)
Jun 25, 2010 Barbara (VampAngel) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Every children and even adults
So, I dug up my 1987 beat up copy and I'm rereading it. I had forgotten how cute this was. I want to have a vampire show up at my window and befriend me! It seems that 25 years have passed and I still have the same dream I did at 8. Sadly, it hasn't come true yet.
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My favorite childhood series. Also, where my love of all things vampire was born at the tender age of 8. I still have the paperbacks of the whole series and I'll treasure them forever.

First read
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Melanie
For whatever reason, I loved this book. But I got in trouble when I invented a game of vampire tag at my fundamentalist Christian elementary school.
Meli
Feb 26, 2015 Meli rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me gustó la oscuridad de la historia, está muy bien lograda y con simpleza.
Pero en sí no me mató la trana, aun siendo una adulta que disfruta del middle grade (y que sueña con dedicarse a editarlo :P)
Abigail Lalonde
Jul 09, 2010 Abigail Lalonde rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I checked these books out of my elementary school library over and over again. This series created my vampire obsession.
Aravena Muhammad Yesa
Seri cerita bergambar dari Jerman tentang persahabatan Anton si anak manusia dengan Rudi si anak drakula. Salah satu favorit saya di masa kecil :') Daftar dan kronologi volume buku yang diterbitkan Dian Rakyat di Indonesia dapat dilihat di sini.

Dilengkapi ilustrasi yang menggambarkan karakter para tokoh dengan sangat baik, nuansanya ringan dengan sebagian besar kisah yang menampilkan keseharian Anton dan Rudi yang kadang lucu, kadang menegangkan, dan selalu menyenangkan. Selain membantu Rudi dan
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Sitta Basoeki
Dec 22, 2008 Sitta Basoeki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cerita yang bersetting di Stuttgart ini adalah tentang persahabatan antara Anton yang baru berumur sekitar 11 tahun dengan Rudi dan Anna --kakak beradik yang ternyata adalah vampir yang dah berusia ratusan tahun. Namun karena mereka vampir, pertumbuhan mereka lambat sekali.

Beragam kisah mengasyikkan, agak seram, tapi lebih banyak yang menyenangkan ada dalam seri2 buku ini. Mulai dari terbang dengan jubah drakula, menyelinap di pesta drakula, hingga dikejar-kejar drakula haus darah. Bahkan tantan
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Widad Hussein
This book has a lexile level of 610 and is suited for students in the 3rd grade. The main character is Tony and it's from the 3rd point of view. The setting is in a couple places such as Tony's house and the cemetery. In this book, Tony is a 10 year old who gets bored a lot and doesn't have many friends. One night, when his parents were out, he heard a strange noise coming from his room and realized it was a vampire. Even though he was scared at first, that quickly went away as they developed a ...more
Mela
Mar 21, 2016 Mela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Anton este pasionat de cărți, mai ales de acelea care povestesc istorii care stârnesc frică. Preferatele sale sunt însă cele cu vampiri, ale căror obiceiuri le știe foarte bine.

Intr-o zi Anton, fiind singur în casă, se întâlnește cu un vampir mic, stând așezat pe marginea ferestrei. Anton este mort de frică, dar Rudiger, care este mic deoarece a devenit vampir când era copil, cu 150 de ani în urma, îl liniștește spunandu-i "am mâncat deja".

Curând devin prieteni și trăiesc aventuri fabuloase și
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Caroline Åsgård
Picked up one of my favorite childhood books! I still remember a lot of it by heart <3

It's about 9 year-old Anton who's home alone, and suddenly, the little vampire Rydiger von Schlotterstein knocks on his window! Anton is afraid at first, but they soon become friends. Rydiger brings him a vampire cloak so he can fly, and they visit Rydiger's home, the graveyard - but has to hide from his family members.
Of course Anton has to hide all this from his nosy parents, who doesn't believe him even t
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Di
Mar 02, 2012 Di rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't remember any of it now, I just remember loving it as a kid, and wanting to read the next book, and wanting to have a vampire friend, and wanting to become a vampire myself...Probably my fantasy of locking myself inside a coffin with a vampire came from this book too, though I wouldn't know why (Just like I have no idea why I'm letting you know that.)This book opened the doors of my imagination and made me fall in love with vampires with such an undying love that has survived even the Twi ...more
Enny Larok
Jun 24, 2015 Enny Larok rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Genial <3

Me lo leí en primaria y ya no recordaba absolutamente nada, tenía muchas ganas de volver a leerlo.

Rüdiger me encanta <3 ya me enamore de el de pequeña cuando me compraron la película, y como sabia que el libro y la película no tienen nada que ver pensaba que el "autentico" no me gustaría tanto, pero que va. Me he reído muchísimo, hay un montón de escenas que me han encantado, como es infantil se lee ultra rapido y me ha dejado muchísimas ganas de leer más. A ver si encuentro más l
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Ida
Jeg husker jeg var veldig glad i Den vesle vampyren-bøkene da jeg var yngre og dette var et morsomt gjensyn med Anton, Rydiger, Anna og alle de andre skumle vampyrene. Foreldrene til Anton er fortsatt like håpløse, dessverre, men sånn er det vel. Fine bøker for barn og når man som voksen trenger noe helt enkelt å lese. Skulle ikke forundre meg at Den vesle vampyren sammen med Harry Potter er årsaken til at jeg er så glad i fantasy.
Maria  (Mhemnoch)
Sep 02, 2013 Maria (Mhemnoch) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lo leí de peque y, un poco después, de adolescente.
Desde bien pequeñita ya me atraían los vampiros, así que este libro me encantó, sobre todo por descubrir que había niños vampiros también :D
Los vampiros son mis personajes literarios favoritos y, sin duda, será uno de los libros que heredarán, en cuanto tengan edad, mis sobrinillos :D
Stevie
Have to admit I never read or watched it growing up, so I thought I'd catch up. It's a funny little story about an unusual friendship. Quite liked it, though the English edition I had was full of spelling mistakes, which dampened my enthusiasm.
K
Jun 14, 2011 K rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
For some reason, this book scared the bajeezus out of me when I was a kid. It's really harmless, though. Just a regular children's book!
Neri.
Oct 13, 2015 Neri. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read it while I was in highschool and I've got to admit that I've read this book couple of times because it was very funny, witty and interesting. Adults should try to read it too.
Laura
Nov 15, 2014 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Por casualidades de la vida, Goodreads me acaba de recomendar este libro que leí cuando era pequeña y del que ni me acordaba. Me encantaba infinito. :__)
Ece
Jun 25, 2017 Ece rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read
Bir insan ve bir vampir çocuğun güzel dostluklarını, birlikte atıldıkları maceraları anlatan dünyalar tatlısı serinin ilk kitabı <3

2003 yazındaydık. Annemle beraber Karşıyaka sahilindeki D&R'da gezinip kitaplara, dergilere bakıyorduk. Benim gözüm hep korku kitaplarına kayıyordu, annem de hâlâ onunla uyuyor olmamın sebebini bu tip şeylere ilgi duymama bağlıyordu tabii. “Bak,” dedi, “illa öyle korkunç şeyler alacaksan bunu al. En azından çocuk hikâyesi.” Küçük Vampir'in 1. kitabına şöyle bi
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Maya
Jun 17, 2017 Maya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
El libro que me hizo enamorarme de los vampiros a una corta edad
Lorena Armenta
quizás leerlo hace 30 años me habría parecido digno de más estrellas
sj
Dec 21, 2012 sj rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally posted here.

Nostalgia ahoy!

I think I was in the third grade the first time I read this book.  In fact, I'm almost positive I was because that was the year that The Lost Boys came out, and I developed my first vampire obsession.  Of course, being in the third grade, I wasn't yet allowed to check books out of the library that would've matched thematically with The Lost Boys, so I made do with what I could find, giving my librarian the elementary school version of the stink eye the entir
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April A. Taylor-Nader
"The Little Vampire," published in the U.S. as "My Friend the Vampire," was my favorite childhood book. I have a soft spot for children's lit, especially when it leans toward the macabre, and this book still holds up decades later.

The author, Angela Sommer-Bodenburg, never talks down to young readers. Instead, she speaks the universal and timeless language of 9-12 year olds, and she understands that this audience wants a little fear and mystery.

It's a nice touch that Sommer-Bodenburg made some
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Suvi
Feb 08, 2013 Suvi rated it really liked it
The second installment of this popular series, The Little Vampire Moves In, was one of my childhood favourites, and even inspired me to make a vampire cape for a Halloween party. Even though I have read the book countless of times, it's in an excellent shape. I loaned some of the next installments from the library ages ago, but in a random order and I can't remember anything about them anymore. It doesn't really matter that much if you don't read the books in order, but I have an obsession for i ...more
Shmiri
As far as I know this is the first book in the series, and simply named "The Little Vampire". I have just re-read it - read about half of these books as a child and recently collected all the books in the series I did not yet have. The description here on good reads seems to point to another later Little Vampire book, what with the castle and all.

As for the book, it's the one that starts it all - the 18 part Little Vampire series. The books are written for children but I find them wonderful to r
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Libros Sótano
Dec 04, 2013 Libros Sótano rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bueno, bueno... como se habrán dado cuenta, este es un libro infantil (según la tapa, desde los 10 años en adelante :P), pero es todo un clásico en este género en particular.
Rüdiger, el vampiro que aparece una noche en casa de Anton, tiene una suerte de ironía. Además de tener apariencia de niño, al haber sido convertido pequeño, le teme a la oscuridad... quizás esa es la razón por la que Anton no saliera gritando cuando lo conoció.
Los vampiros tienen las características básicas de un vampiro,
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Angela Sommer-Bodenburg is the author of a number of fantasy books for children. Her most famous contribution to the field of children's fantasy is "The Little Vampire" series which has sold over 10 million copies and has been translated into over 30 languages. Sommer-Bodenburg states that her "vampire is not a bloodthirsty monster, however, but an affectionate little vampire with fears and foible ...more
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