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Zombie Town [Kindle Edition]

R.L. Stine , Tim Jacobus
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This used to be such a nice, quiet town. But that was before all the zombies. When twelve-year-old Mike and his friend, Karen, go to see a horror movie called Zombie Town, the last thing they expect is for the title characters to come down off the screen and chase them through the theater. And it’s not popcorn these hungry creatures want to chomp on—it’s human brains!

Now Mike and Karen frantically try to flee through the panicked streets of their hometown before shuffling bands of zombies turn every last citizen into a ravenous flesh-eater. But if Mike thinks he’ll be safe once he reaches his house and warns Mom and Dad, he'd better think again. When the zombies say it's lunchtime, no home is safe! Zombie Town is R.L. Stine’s delightfully spooky take on the horror genre that’s infecting the world, bite by bite.



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About the Author

R.L. (Robert Lawrence) Stine is one of the best-selling children's authors in history. His Goosebumps series, along with such series as Fear Street, The Nightmare Room, Rotten School, and Mostly Ghostly have sold nearly 400 million books in this country alone. And they are translated into 32 languages.

The Goosebumps TV series was the top-rated kids’ series for three years in a row. R.L.’s TV movies, including The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It and Mostly Ghostly, are perennial Halloween favorites. And his scary TV series, R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, is in its second season on The Hub network.

R.L. continues to turn out Goosebumps books, published by Scholastic. In addition, his first horror novel for adults in many years, titled Red Rain, will be published by Touchstone books in October, 2012.

R.L. says that he enjoys his job of “scaring kids.” But the biggest thrill for him is turning kids on to reading.

R.L. lives in New York City with his wife, Jane, an editor and publisher, and King Charles Spaniel, Minnie. His son, Matthew, is a sound designer and music producer.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book for my Zombie Loving Son... July 30, 2013
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For the past couple year I feel like all I ever hear about from kids anymore is zombies, zombies, zombies. This made Zombie Town very interesting to my 10-year-old son. He really enjoyed it.

The reading level was great for his age and it's kind of a short book making it tolerable for kids who aren't big on reading. My son really enjoyed reading this book and trying to piece together the mystery.

I thought it was a good story myself and the ending had us both surprised. We kept trying to figure out what would be revealed and we were both wrong. It was fun guessing though.

I would recommend this for for kids aged 8-12 who enjoy zombies as much as my son does. Some might find it a bit gory with the details of the zombie's appearances but to my son it was perfect.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Creepy and spooky fun July 27, 2013
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I like the simplicity of the R.L. Stine novels. They are clearly written and interesting stories that empower readers by making the story visual and easy to figure out. This is more complicated and bigger than a chapter book but smaller than a novel that may overwhelm students.

This one reminds me of a campfire story. You know the one where the storyteller went to see a zombie movie, in an almost empty movie theatre, and the zombies stared coming out of the movie?

-Gertrude
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4.0 out of 5 stars Goosebumps lover... with questions June 16, 2014
By Jack
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I loved the book and I would say that about every goosebumps book, too. But why was there only 14 chapters? I was a little confused though. I thought Karen and Mike were seeing the movie zombie town but really they were in the movie. Isn't that
confusing?
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I never really tire of zombies August 1, 2013
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You know, they have become a trend and I don't really care, because I love good old zombies. This is a silly story but it is made for kids, like all zombie things should be. They should be a lot more White Zombie and a lot less Walking Dead.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good May 26, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
It was good but it was very short and it did have really no scary parts in it plus I don't even know if Mike is still alive in the end
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!! April 26, 2014
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it was a great book to read for a rainy day. I love the twist in the book. Read it in a hour.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOMENESS April 17, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I really liked how the author described the zombies and I loved Karen,her personality mostly.I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ANYONE WHO LIKES SCARY MOVIES AND BOOKS
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4.0 out of 5 stars I really liked it ! March 15, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I am 10 and I couldn't put the book down. I read it in one day though,I think it is more 3rd grade level:-)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I loved this book especially with the audio ,it was more realistic and I loved how real it sounded, I hope Amazon or the kindle fire company will put more r. Read more
Published 13 days ago by maisa alvarado
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I think you should download this book it is awesome if you like zombies read this. It creeps me out.
Published 1 month ago by Maggie Patrick
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Published 5 months ago by K. Delmoral
5.0 out of 5 stars Spooky
I thought it was a good book! I want to write a book like that! :) this is one of my favorites! I love spooky books! :) This was written by an 8 yr old boy.
Published 6 months ago by Carri A DuMond
3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't like it
kids didn't like it because it was too slow for them. There could be more pictures on the book. Peace!
Published 6 months ago by Ilker Sevindik
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I picked 5 stars because it is so awesome and you feel like you are in it I was like wow
Published 7 months ago by jonathan martinez
5.0 out of 5 stars ZOMBIES FOR KIDS
I JUST FINISHED READING THIS WITH MY SON WHO LOVES ZOMBIE STUFF. HE SAID IT WAS COOL AND WANTS TO KEEP READING. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Ivan Fernandez
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More About the Author

Why is Tim Jacobus R.L. Stine's favorite illustrator? Maybe because they've done so many scary books together. Tim did the cover paintings for more than 80 Goosebumps books, as well as the six amazing Amazon books. Recently, the two of them got together and asked the questions they've always wanted to ask each other...

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TIM (the illustrator) asks R.L. STINE (the author):

TIM: When I illustrate, I can "see" the image in my head before I start to draw. Do you "hear" a story when you write?

R.L.: I hear kids when I write. I try to hear the voice of the boy or girl who is telling the story. I visit schools a lot and talk with kids so I can keep up with what they are saying these days and what real kids sound like. Then I try to hear their voices tell the story as I write it.

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TIM: You've written so many books I can't do the math, but I bet you've used millions of words. What's you favorite word?

R.L.: Someone once got in an elevator with a very witty author named Noel Coward and said, "Say something funny." And Coward said, "Kangaroo." Kangaroo has been a favorite word of mine ever since I heard that story. But as a horror writer, I guess my favorite word is SCREAM!

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TIM: Where is the strangest place you have come up with an idea for a story?

R.L.: An empty movie theater. My wife and I went to see a scary movie in a big, old movie house-- and we were the only ones in the theater. It was kind of creepy. Then about halfway through the movie, I turned around and saw that the back row was filled with people sitting straight and still. Suddenly, I thought-- They are zombies! I'm trapped in a dark zombie theater! And that's where the idea for the book Zombie Town came from.

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TIM: If you couldn't write-- and you possessed all skills-- what would you like to do for a living?

R.L.: I drew comic strips from the time I was in 4th grade, and I always dreamed of being a cartoonist. You can imagine my shock when the other kids told me how bad my art was. They were right. I stunk! I got over my extreme disappointment by starting to write. But if I had the skill, I would love to do what you do, Tim.

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R.L. STINE (the author)asks TIM (the illustrator):

R.L.: If you couldn't be an artist what would you like to be?

TIM: I would like to be a "Snowmaker" at one of the big ski resorts, out west, like Mammoth Mountain in California. You work at night when everyone goes home. Set up the snow guns, cover the slopes, and groom them with the Sno-Cat track machine. It's kinda like a snow tank! Then, you get to ski for free! I love that snow!

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R.L.: When we were kids, my brother and I used to go to a horror movie every Saturday. We loved them all. The covers on our six Amazon books look like movie posters to me. Were you also influenced by horror movies? If so, which ones?

TIM: I was a complete "chicken" as a kid. I couldn't sit through any horror movie. The first scary movie I saw was on TV. It isn't really a horror movie. It was the Hunchback of Notre Dame-- the black-and-white version with Charles Laughton. That movie freaked me out! The mutant, Quasimodo, was something that REALLY could exist. Black-and-white movies, black-and-white photos--they all seem more "real" than full color to me.

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R.L.: You have painted so many great covers. I think your scariest Goosebumps cover was for The Barking Ghost. And the black cat on The 13th Warning is really creepy. Do you have a favorite cover? Is it a scary one or a funny one?

TIM: It's hard to pick a favorite. But you gotta love the blue bathroom blobs in Monster Blood IV. That one is a little creepy and WAY funny. For just outright scary, I love the ticket taker in Zombie Town!

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R.L.: What was the weirdest thing someone ever asked you to draw?

TIM: Oh, I have drawn a lot of weird stuff. One time, I had to paint a pimple! You know... acne! It was a medical illustration. Gross. When I first started illustrating, I painted pictures of food. My food illustrations were used in the Sunday newspaper for the local supermarket. I painted every food you can imagine. I can draw a pretty mean potato!

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