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According to zombie lore, if a zombie bites a person, he or she will become a hungry flesh-eater, too. But how might a zombie virus actually get started--and spread? This book lifts the lid on a whole range of horrifying theories on how "zombie-fication" might happen. This fascinating new title invites zombie fans to investigate the many spine-chilling zombie origin stories. Packed with gruesome details, the book takes readers on a stomach-churning journey through zombie lore and science. Love zombies? Then lock the doors, hunker down, and discover the many weird ways of Becoming a Zombie!

 
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF052030, JNF053000, JNF025000
Genre Nonfiction, Great for Hi-Lo Readers, Narrative Nonfiction
Copyright 2018
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Zombie Zone
Language English
Number of Pages 24
ISBN 9781684024414, 9781684024995, 9781684025572
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 398.21
Dimensions 8 x 10
Guided Reading Level Q
Lexile Reading Level 930
Author Ruth Owen
 

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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Full-color illustrations, Full-color photographs, Historical photographs