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Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk (Stink Series #7)

Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk (Stink Series #7)

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by Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds
     
 

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"The farce is as broad as the Atlantic, with enough spookiness just below the surface to provide the all-important shivers." — Kirkus Reviews

Guts! Brains! Eyeballs! There's only one week before the new book in the Nightmare on Zombie Street series comes out. Of corpse Stink will be first in line at the Blue Frog Bookstore to buy his copy and

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"The farce is as broad as the Atlantic, with enough spookiness just below the surface to provide the all-important shivers." — Kirkus Reviews

Guts! Brains! Eyeballs! There's only one week before the new book in the Nightmare on Zombie Street series comes out. Of corpse Stink will be first in line at the Blue Frog Bookstore to buy his copy and join the town's Midnight Zombie Walk! Until then, Stink and his friends keep busy making ketchup-stained zombie costumes, trying to raise money to buy the book, and racking up points for Virginia Dare School's race to one million minutes of reading. But with all that talk about the undead, Zink - that is, Stink - starts to wonder: is he being hunted by zombies? He does have a very delicious - er, superb - brain, after all. Readers will just have to open ze book and zee! Mwa-ha-ha-ha!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
An all-zombie-all-the-time zombiefest, featuring a bunch of grade-school kids, including protagonist Stink and his happy comrades… McDonald's feel-good tone is deeply encouraging for readers to get up and do this for themselves because it looks like so much darned fun.
—Kirkus Reviews

Gross, creepy, and hilarious, the latest simple chapter book about the young, mischievous grade-schooler Stink has even parents, teachers, and other grown-ups joining in the nonsense as they all celebrate the joy of reading... Kids will love the gruesome wordplay, and the digital artwork extends the uproar with spooky shadows like giant cobwebs and body parts, while zombies in school uniforms lurch down Main Street. Perfect for Halloween, this will make fun reading all year round.
—Booklist

Children's Literature - Anne Pechnyo
Zombie books, zombie lunch ladies, zombie dolls...Zombies have overrun Stink's life! Or rather, Stink's fixation on zombies has overrun his life, and the life of most of his friends, teachers, and neighbors. With the upcoming release of the fifth book in a zombie series, Stink, his best friend Webster, and all of his schoolmates are buzzing about zombies. And with the release of the newest installment in their beloved zombie series comes a Midnight (well, ten o'clock) Zombie Walk through Stink's town. But will Stink and Webster be able to find the needed to buy two copies of the new book and participate in the Zombie Walk? And will their school reach the shared goal of reading one million minutes in time for the book release party to find out what 'their principal has been hiding in the Big Orange Box she put outside the school's front office when she challenged the students to read for one million minutes? McDonald tells a new story about Stink in her familiar style, and fans of Stink and his sister Judy Moody will love this latest installment in the "Stink" series. Readers first meeting Stink and Judy will also enjoy the book, finding that McDonald gives enough back story and that not reading the previous books does not affect understanding this one. As always, Reynolds's illustrations add to the text, giving the readers a visualization of their characters and their antics. A good read for Stink beginners and aficionados alike. Reviewer: Anne Pechnyo
Kirkus Reviews
An all-zombie-all-the-time zombiefest, featuring a bunch of grade-school kids, including protagonist Stink and his happy comrades. This story covers the few days preceding the much-anticipated Midnight Zombie Walk, when Stink and company will take to the streets in the time-honored stiff-armed, stiff-legged fashion. McDonald signals her intent on page one: "Stink and Webster were playing Attack of the Knitting Needle Zombies when Fred Zombie's eye fell off and rolled across the floor." The farce is as broad as the Atlantic, with enough spookiness just below the surface to provide the all-important shivers. Accompanied by Reynolds' drawings—dozens of scene-setting gems with good, creepy living dead—McDonald shapes chapters around zombie motifs: making zombie costumes, eating zombie fare at school, reading zombie books each other to reach the one-million-minutes-of-reading challenge. When the zombie walk happens, it delivers solid zombie awfulness. McDonald's feel-good tone is deeply encouraging for readers to get up and do this for themselves because it looks like so much darned fun, while the sub-message—that reading grows "strong hearts and minds," as well as teeth and bones—is enough of a vital interest to the story line to be taken at face value. A playful salute to those who (kind of…well, not really) like things that go bump in the night. (Fiction. 5-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763664220
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
02/12/2013
Series:
Stink Series, #7
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
43,255
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
510L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
An all-zombie-all-the-time zombiefest, featuring a bunch of grade-school kids, including protagonist Stink and his happy comrades… McDonald's feel-good tone is deeply encouraging for readers to get up and do this for themselves because it looks like so much darned fun.
—Kirkus Reviews

Gross, creepy, and hilarious, the latest simple chapter book about the young, mischievous grade-schooler Stink has even parents, teachers, and other grown-ups joining in the nonsense as they all celebrate the joy of reading... Kids will love the gruesome wordplay, and the digital artwork extends the uproar with spooky shadows like giant cobwebs and body parts, while zombies in school uniforms lurch down Main Street. Perfect for Halloween, this will make fun reading all year round.
—Booklist

Meet the Author

Megan McDonald is the creator of the popular and award-winning Stink and Judy Moody series. She is also the author of three Sisters Club stories, Ant and Honey Bee: A Pair of Friends at Halloween, and many other books for children. She lives in Sebastopol, California.

Peter H. Reynolds is the illustrator of the Stink and Judy Moody books and the author-illustrator of The Dot, Ish, So Few of Me, and Rose's Garden. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.

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Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk (Book #7) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
purplemama More than 1 year ago
I have recommended Stink to all my friends with boys. I don't think there are as many books for boys, but Stink is a keeper. He's fun, smart and adventurous. My 6-year-old asks regularly when the next book will be out. he's a keeper.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stink 8 is out " The Freaky Frog Freakout "
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a good book i am not joking
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IT IS AWESOM BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U PPL NEED TO TALK ABOUT PROBLEMS IN YOUR LIFE BECAUSE IM THY ADVICE HELPER DADA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its not inapproprite its called humor
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you gave this book one star your stupid
Anonymous 29 days ago
Naaaa. Nobudy likes school. Sara Kallfelz
Anonymous 8 months ago
AND it WAS awesome!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cry into my pillow every night
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its fun and creepy and awsome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good 1000 stars if i can
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