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Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie #1: My Rotten Lifeby David Lubar
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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.
"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.)
Weenies short story collection fans will love this first of a series of hilariously rotten adventures starring Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie.
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.
Can Ed hold it together (and keep from decomposing) long enough to stop the big top?
Being undead is no walk in the park, especially when you've got four extra fingers with a mind of their own!
In this third creepy installment, Ed must contend with a nemesis even scarier than an evil clown: the devil himself! Yes, the devil is the one pulling the strings on Ed's weird additional fingers, and Ed must pay him a visit if he ever hopes to be free.
But the deeds of Ed's fingers have turned everyone in Mortlake against him. Can he win back his friends and make everything right again?
Packed with hilarious black-and-white illustrations and spooky details, Ed's third adventure is his wildest ride yet!
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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