The original book was published in 2001.
When a mysterious stranger suddenly turns up claiming to be Alfie's guardian, Alfie's happy days living with Tim's family are over.
Soon, Alfie's trapped in a cage with a grouchy vampire and a mysterious creature called a scoffle. He's been 'collected' by werewolf hunter, Sebarino Silvertooth, who's captured extraordinary creatures in order to sell them to researchers.
Can Tim and his parents, with the help of Grandpa Werewolf and Noura help Alfie escape before he ends up in a lab...
Stephen Paul Lambert Mary Elizabeth (Paul) van Loon (born 1955) is a Dutch children's author and singer. The CD's he makes are often delivered with a book. The majority of his many books has to do with horror. His best known books are the series Dolfje Weerwolfje and De Horrorbus. Van Loon's been writing for 25 years has made 101 books. His books are not only sold in the Netherlands and Belgium but also in other countries including Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Sweden, Spain and Japan.