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Ten-year-old Nathan Abercrombie is having a really bad day. First, Shawna Lanchester, the prettiest girl in his class, doesnt invite him to her party. Then he gets picked last in gym class. Things couldnt get any worse…until he gets doused with an experimental serum that turns him into a half-dead zombie!

 

Nathan soon discovers that being half dead isnt all bad. He doesnt need any sleep, so he can stay up all night and play games online. He doesnt feel any pain, so theres no need to worry about Rodney the bully anymore. Still, Nathan would rather be human. Will he find a cure? Or will Nathan be half-dead forever?

 

Fans of David Lubars popular Weenies short story collections—which have sold more than one million copies—will love My Rotten Life, the first of a series of hilariously rotten adventures starring Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie.

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"In the first book in the Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie series, fifth-grader Nathan knows what it's like to be an outcast: he sits at the Second Besters table at school with kids who 'score somewhere around minus two on a popularity scale of one to ten.' Then, he is doused with 'Hurt-Be-Gone, the world's first all-natural, totally safe emotion killer,' which turns him into an almost-zombie. Unable to sleep or feel pain, Nathan masters the toughest video game on the market and leads his school to a track meet victory by doing hundreds of pull-ups. Lubar (True Talents) entertains with a 'Wouldn't it be cool if...' kind of story that kids often try to write and especially love to read. Gross-out moments abound, such as when Nathan gets a fork stuck in his nose and later watches as his thumb pops off and is almost eaten by a dog. The over-the-top narrative will appeal to readers who like their humor twisted, and might even have some wishing that they, too, could be a half-dead zombie. Maybe. Ages 8 — 12." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Weenies short story collection fans will love this first of a series of hilariously rotten adventures starring Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie.

Synopsis:

Being a zombie is no picnic, especially when your body is rotting right before your eyes. (Gross!)and#160;As if Ed Bagley didn't already have it bad enough, he's now being chased by a horde of demons sent by Kambo Cheapteeth, an undead circus clown whoandrsquo;s always angry.

With the help of his werewolf buddy, Max Moon, Ed ventures into the ultimate vortex of evil: a demon circus, to battle with Kambo once and for all! Along the way, he encountersand#160;an evil curse, a maze of mirrors, aand#160;giant spewing sewer creature, and a floating girl with a sewn-up eye whoandrsquo;s determined to destroy him.

and#160;
Can Ed hold it together (and keep from decomposing) long enough to stop the big top?

Synopsis:

When fifth-grader Nathan Abercrombie accidentally gets doused with an experimental serum, he becomes a half-dead zombieand discovers that being half-dead isnt all bad. Since he doesn't need any sleep, he can stay up all night and play video games. He doesnt feel any pain, so theres no need to worry about Rodney the bully anymore. Still, Nathan would rather be human. Will he find a cure? Or will Nathan be half-dead forever?

My Rotten Life is only the first installment of Nathan Abercrombies hilarious adventures.

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About the Author

DAVID LUBAR created a sensation with his debut novel, Hidden Talents, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He is also the author of True Talents, Flip, and four short story collections: In the Land of the Lawn Weenies, Invasion of the Road Weenies, The Curse of the Campfire Weenies, and The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies. He lives in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

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ReadersEntertainment, September 29, 2009 (view all comments by ReadersEntertainment)
Nathan Abercrombie is a typical fifth-grader with ordinary fifth-grade problems: he is the second skinniest kid in school, which secures him a position at the “second-best” table with the other less popular students. He has issues with “catty,” more popular girls, overbearing bullies, and gym teachers. Life for Nathan is rough. So when his life's course is altered by his being exposed to an experimental serum that turns him into a zombie, he is not terribly bothered by the ordeal. After all, he has more time for video games, since he no longer requires sleep. And bullies will never be a problem for a kid who no longer experiences pain.
Being half-dead may not be that bad, and Nathan is even starting to become more popular at his school because of it. But what if he wanted to become human again? Is there even a way of returning to his real life from this half-dead life that he now calls his own? Find out in the first book from an all-new series from David Lubar, My Rotten Life: Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie.
David Lubar is an author whose work has been highly praised by reviewers of children's literature. His first novel, Hidden Talents, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and his subsequents works have been well-received by young readers everywhere. This latest work deals with the hilarity and hijinks that are merely an integral part of childhood for so many. His latest novel is a delightful, comedic read best suited to middle grade readers.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765316349
Author:
Lubar, David
Publisher:
Starscape Books
Author:
Baines, Nigel
Author:
McInerney, Kathleen
Author:
Brown, Matthew
Author:
Ghoulstone, Rotterly
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Self-confidence
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Experiments
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
Boys / Men
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Series:
Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 cds, 3 hours
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.58 x 6.47 x 0.76 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 160 pages Starscape Books - English 9780765316349 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In the first book in the Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie series, fifth-grader Nathan knows what it's like to be an outcast: he sits at the Second Besters table at school with kids who 'score somewhere around minus two on a popularity scale of one to ten.' Then, he is doused with 'Hurt-Be-Gone, the world's first all-natural, totally safe emotion killer,' which turns him into an almost-zombie. Unable to sleep or feel pain, Nathan masters the toughest video game on the market and leads his school to a track meet victory by doing hundreds of pull-ups. Lubar (True Talents) entertains with a 'Wouldn't it be cool if...' kind of story that kids often try to write and especially love to read. Gross-out moments abound, such as when Nathan gets a fork stuck in his nose and later watches as his thumb pops off and is almost eaten by a dog. The over-the-top narrative will appeal to readers who like their humor twisted, and might even have some wishing that they, too, could be a half-dead zombie. Maybe. Ages 8 — 12." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Weenies short story collection fans will love this first of a series of hilariously rotten adventures starring Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie.
"Synopsis" by ,
Being a zombie is no picnic, especially when your body is rotting right before your eyes. (Gross!)and#160;As if Ed Bagley didn't already have it bad enough, he's now being chased by a horde of demons sent by Kambo Cheapteeth, an undead circus clown whoandrsquo;s always angry.

With the help of his werewolf buddy, Max Moon, Ed ventures into the ultimate vortex of evil: a demon circus, to battle with Kambo once and for all! Along the way, he encountersand#160;an evil curse, a maze of mirrors, aand#160;giant spewing sewer creature, and a floating girl with a sewn-up eye whoandrsquo;s determined to destroy him.

and#160;
Can Ed hold it together (and keep from decomposing) long enough to stop the big top?

"Synopsis" by ,

When fifth-grader Nathan Abercrombie accidentally gets doused with an experimental serum, he becomes a half-dead zombieand discovers that being half-dead isnt all bad. Since he doesn't need any sleep, he can stay up all night and play video games. He doesnt feel any pain, so theres no need to worry about Rodney the bully anymore. Still, Nathan would rather be human. Will he find a cure? Or will Nathan be half-dead forever?

My Rotten Life is only the first installment of Nathan Abercrombies hilarious adventures.

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