Life as a vampire is tough when you're a kid. Julio gets tired of having to hide all the time, and wishes for some newexperiences. So this year Leo has come up with an idea for the best Christmas present ever for his frienda night of skiing! The skiing is great! But there is a huge storm brewing, and suddenly the trip has become a nightmare. In this moving story about friendship and freedom, Leo learns that sometimes a scary situation can bring out the best in people. Louise Leblanc is an award-winning novelist and children's writer. A native of Montreal, she worked as a teacher, a model, an actress and a dancer before establishing her full-time writing career in 1985. Her Maddie books have appeared in French, English, Spanish and Danish editions.Leblanc, Louise is the author of 'Leo's Skiing Surprise', published 2007 under ISBN 9780887807367 and ISBN 0887807364.