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The Zombie Chasers (Zombie Chasers Series #1)
     

The Zombie Chasers (Zombie Chasers Series #1)

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by John Kloepfer
 

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Zombie Attack!

When brain-gobbling zombies invade, a sleep­over at Zack Clarke's house quickly turns into a Level-3 creep-over. The undead have infested the streets, filling the air with deathly moans and the stench of rotting flesh.

Meet the Zombie Chasers:

Zack: His house is a wreck, his sister's a zombie, and he's stolen his mom's Volvo.

Overview

Zombie Attack!

When brain-gobbling zombies invade, a sleep­over at Zack Clarke's house quickly turns into a Level-3 creep-over. The undead have infested the streets, filling the air with deathly moans and the stench of rotting flesh.

Meet the Zombie Chasers:

Zack: His house is a wreck, his sister's a zombie, and he's stolen his mom's Volvo. He's totally going to be grounded if he survives the night. . . .

Rice: He's studied The Zombie Survival Guide, but is he prepared to fight the living dead?

Madison: She seriously cannot believe her best friend has become a zombie and left her alone with these dweebs!

They're on a mission to save the world, but first they have to survive their flesh-eating, half-dead neighbors—and one another. Can the Zombie Chasers make it out alive?

Editorial Reviews

ALA Booklist
“What makes this latest entry into the developing middle-grade zombie canon stand out is Kloepfer’s gleeful insistence on gore and Wolfhard’s squiggly drawings that really bring the laughs. Stick around for the next vomitous volume.”
Children's Literature - Paula Rohrlick
When Zack arrives home one Friday evening, he is dreading only the usual obnoxious shenanigans from his older sister Zoe and her eighth-grade friends at their sleepover. After all, no one ever expects their neighborhood to become suddenly zombified, but suddenly Zack, his best friend Rice, and his sister's friend Madison find themselves fighting off the lumbering, moldering undead and running for their lives. Even Zoe has been turned into a zombie, but they bring her along, carefully trussed up so she can not bite them, as they attempt to flee from Phoenix to the Tucson Air Force Base, as the President advises. They take the family Volvo and inexpertly head down the road, battling zombies and picking up Madison's classmate, hunky but dim and cowardly Greg, along the way. Rice's hunches that ginkgo biloba is an antidote for zombism, and that a new fast-food chain called BurgerDog is responsible for the zombie outbreak, seem to be correct, but their troubles are far from over; a sequel, Undead Ahead, promises further adventures. Full of details of popped-out eyeballs, spilling intestines, and missing limbs, which are carefully rendered in cartoon-like black-and-white line drawings, this gruesome tale is played for laughs. There is lots of sniping and squabbling between the characters, whose main emotional reaction to the zombies around them seems to be more "ew" than terror. Zombies have been popular lately, and the high "ick" factor of this offering will hold appeal for upper elementary students who enjoy being grossed out. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick
School Library Journal
Gr 5–7—Seventh-grader Zack Clarke's suburban Phoenix neighborhood seems normal—until almost everyone mysteriously transforms into a zombie. Zack, his geeky friend Rice, and his eighth-grade sister Zoe's glamorous but snarky friend Madison are seemingly the only ones unaffected. That means that all the zombies in the neighborhood—including Zoe—are determined to devour them. They need to defend themselves but can only find a plastic baseball bat and a fire extinguisher. Meanwhile, Zack and Zoe's parents are at a parent-teacher night at their school—do they even know what's going on? This first volume in a new series leaves readers hanging at the end, but it's a quick, fun read, loaded with jokes and middle-school sarcasm. Kloepfer's descriptions of the zombies and their feeding habits, and Wolfhard's cartoon characters with guts and drool hanging out, are not for the faint of heart (or weak of stomach).—Walter Minkel, Austin Public Library, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062011138
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Series:
Zombie Chasers Series , #1
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
342,717
Lexile:
760L (what's this?)
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

John Kloepfer began his writing -career at five years old with a one-sentence short story: “And then one day the monsters came.” The Zombie Chasers is his first novel. He lives in New York City, where he is hard at work on the next adventure of Zack, Rice, and Madison.


Steve Wolfhard was born in Ontario, Canada, and has been drawing comics since he graduated from animation college. Steve has a fat barn cat named Haircut, whom he loves but does not like. The first zombie movie Steve ever saw was Return of the Living Dead, and it still scares the crud out of him.

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The Zombie Chasers (Zombie Chasers Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 112 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a good book for 10 to 13 year olds
Smackin More than 1 year ago
My 12 year old son is really enjoying this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it i read it over and over
mysteryreaderBB More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. I got back from school and i found my book, read it for the whole day! My brother asked.... LET ME READ IT PLEASE?????????????? I said NOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My brother asked WHY, I said, Because I love this book! And I want to finish it before you read it. This book kept my 9 year old captivated. I think he finished it in 2 weeks. He cant wait til "Undead Ahead" comes out in 3 1/2 weeks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is zombierific
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like zombies and gross details this book is your dream date! (No kidding). Read all the novels and get caught up with Zack and his gang of zombie slayers. P.S. It's worth the money! Good luck trying to get it! :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very suspensful an is for young readerssm
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is awesome book
DrewPA More than 1 year ago
My 8 year old son read it and enjoyed it very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic book for ages 8-12
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a really good book it has pics and word and in some parts it is kinda funny so you should read it if you like zombies and some humor so get it because it is super duper ultra magnifacint beast boss lagit awesome series/book so it is a must read for kids age 9-19 so read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely get this book it is my favorite series ever even ahead of the hunger games
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish zombies were real
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finised the book now really great! Getting the nxt book! It is definatly suspence and a thriller!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like because it funny to read ok very funny to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waz Up? (P.S, good book.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book because it was funny. I think it should be for ages 8 to 19.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the book it kept me wandering. Really worth the money you pay for it.
MomlovesBebe More than 1 year ago
Brought this book for my son who has the series.
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