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Mahnomen Public Library J GRE (Text) 33500013064639 New Available -
McIntosh Public Library J GRE (Text) 33500013064621 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781338305920
  • ISBN: 1338305921
  • Physical Description: 223 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., 2019.

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Summary, etc.:
"Undead and on the run! Arnold Z. Ombee has escaped a secret government lab that's developing zombies. Fortunately, he's found by the Kinders, a warmhearted human couple who are determined to help keep his zombie status under wraps. The Kinders decide Arnold will become part of their family. They help him disguise his zombie appearance and teach him how to act like a real human boy. After a lot of practice, he's ready for the ultimate test: Fifth grade!"--Page 4 of cover.
Target Audience Note:
Grade 5.
4th to 6th graders.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #1
    The government has a top-secret project where they keep . . . preteen zombies! Norbus Clacknozzle is not a typical 11-year-old. In fact, he found his family when they almost ran him over—when he was escaping a government military base. Jen and Bill Kinder, who are determined to keep him safe, rename him Arnold Z. Ombee. But Arnold—who only eats jelly beans, is terrible at running, and does not have a pulse—is a zombie just trying to make it in a human's world. And now that world includes the fifth grade. School has its ups and downs: Arnold encounters bullies on the bus and gets picked last for teams. But through it all, he discovers what friends are for, what's underneath the bullying, and that not all humans mean to hurt you. Arnold's fish-out-of-water story focuses on human interactions and the classroom dynamic. This new series from the author of the Crimebiters books is full of humor and gross high jinks and is a fun pick for middle-schoolers interested in an alternative zombie tale. Grades 4-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Tommy Greenwald is the author of many books for children, including the CrimeBiters! series, the Charlie Joe Jackson series, and the football novel Game Changer. This is his first series for zombies.

Subject: Zombies > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Juvenile fiction.
Boys > Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools > Juvenile fiction.

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