For hundreds of years, people have told stories of corpses that rise from the dead and feast on the living. Are these horrifying tales just fiction and superstition? Or could these stories from around the world contain some terrifying grain of truth? This fascinating new series gives zombie fans all the information they crave. The books are packed with spine-chilling stories, cool zombie lore, as well as real-life science. They will have reluctant readers eagerly turning the pages. Prepare to enter the Zombie Zone!
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 7|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|BISACS||JNF052030, JNF053000, JNF025000|
|Genre||Great for Hi-Lo Readers, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction|
|Number of Pages||24|
|ISBN||9781684024384, 9781684024964, 9781684025541|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle|
|Dimensions||8 x 10|
Booklist Review of Becoming a Zombie
Walkers, shamblers, revenants—doesn’t really matter what they’re called, since they’re not real, right? Well think again: this entry in the Zombie Zone series (4 titles) wastes no time explaining just how, exactly, zombies could be possible. The book opens with a narrative-style approach: a corpse comes to life and attacks the doctor doing its autopsy. From there, the text segues into the many ways a zombie could actually be a scientific possibility. From a mutated virus to a brain disease or even a nanorobot, science says that zombies may be closer than we think—in fact, some zombielike parasites already exist in nature. Though some of the cartoon zombies shown here are overly dramatized, the text is measured and the science is sound. A final classroom activity drives the high-interest point grotesquely home.
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