Una Woods
Have You Seen the Dublin Vampire?

A funny, warm picture book set throughout Dublin, home to Dracula's creator, Bram Stoker.

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32 pages
260x215 mm

In an old part of Dublin, right down by the sea, There’s a moon-shaped park with a creepy old tree.
The Dublin Vampire lives there.

The Vampire wakes up as the sun’s going down. He hops on the ghost bus and rides into town.
Have you seen the Dublin Vampire?

A funny, warm picture book set throughout Dublin, home to Dracula's creator, Bram Stoker.

Featuring well-known sights around Dublin, including The Crescent (Marino), Five Lamps, O’Connell Bridge, Trinity, Grafton St, Natural History Museum, St Stephen’s Green, Bewley’s, Dublin Castle and Temple Bar.

Úna Woods is an illustrator and author who lives in Dublin. She loves making illustrations for children, and her work has been published in books, magazines and websites.

She loves working with bright colours and patterns in her illustrations. She grew up in Clontarf, very close to where Bram Stoker was born.


'a wonderfully exciting and colourful picture book that deserves a place in all school and home libraries. This hardback picture book tells the story of a Vampire who travels around the various sights and well known spots of Dublin. Taking in Trinity College, the River Liffey and Grafton Street to name just a few, this book is specific to the Irish context and allows for children or adults to make connections to the famous landmarks of Dublin. For children, seeing pictures of and hearing the names of famous Dublin landmarks is a sure strong point of this book, however it’s rhyming word patterns throughout mean that even the youngest of children would seek enjoyment from a read-aloud by guessing the sentence endings of the rhyming words. The illustrations are eye-catching with a use of black and colourful patterns pre-dominantly, would serve as a catalyst for many discussions or art lessons’ By Ciara Barry, 2nd Class Teacher, Scoil na Croise Naofa, Mahon, Co. Cork

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