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Zombies Don't Play Soccer (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, #15) Paperback – September 1, 1995
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Marcia Thornton Jones is co-author of the bestselling THE ADVENTURES OF THE BAILEY SCHOOL KIDS series, along with single titles like CHAMP. She has been writing for Scholastic for almost twenty years! Marcia lives and writes in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband and their two cats.
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In this 15th installment of the Bailey School Kids series, the gang is gearing up for a soccer tournament against their ol' school rivals. Like other sports they play, the Bailey kids just aren't doing well at all. That is, until Coach Graves shows up and puts `em through the motions!!
Coach Graves has that combination of motivation, organization and sheer power that all fine teams have. Though she drills them through some tough practices, has them exercise until the gang thinks their legs will fall off and the whole team shows up for practice reeking of muscle-relaxant cream, with her as the coach, the Bailey team might have a fighting chance!!
That is, until one day when a mysterious old woman comes to practice, gets into a heated argument with Coach, and suddenly the Coach Graves, who has always been in constant motion, just sits on the bench staring out into space. Good grief! Has Coach been turned into a ZOMBIE?!
I've reviewed a number of the Bailey Kids books, and believe them to be good choices for intermediate readers. They're short, the language is easy, the type is large and easy to read (I'd say about 14-16 point), and the plot is logical and flows. As a teacher, I often use these books to hook in reluctant readers who don't normally read for pleasure, but who also might be too spooked by the Goosebumps series by Stine.
As of this writing, there are some 40 books to the series, each involving some mysterious creature, anything from vampires to aliens to mermaids. It isn't necessary to read the series in order, though some characters make repeat appearances in other books.Read more ›
I think the theme made this book a good book because the kids in this story thought they made the zombie but they didn't so they tried to change the zombie to a real person again they tried every thins but it didn't work. They also touted them self's how to play soccer and they won their first game.
The carters made this book a good book because they hade a big since of humor cause they told funny jokes. They where believable because they did stuff that we would do like be happy at the end of the School. And be made at school work.
The setting was so good I felt like I was there and the things they did I could never teach my self scorer and tack on a zombies. It took place at a soccer field. It was a fun but bad setting.
I recommend this book to people that like to read about Zombies. It is an easy book to read. You can learn more about soccer while still getting a good story at the same time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Super Fun Series! At 5 & 7 the kids and I all love them. Price is great too!Published 10 months ago by Christie C. Brown
This series of books has been a great one to get my nephew reading. He previously didn't like to read, but has now taken off and is so proud of himself for reading chapter books!Published 13 months ago by McRichs
Book came with a pencil hole through the middle of it. I realize it was used and was cheap but the review said that it was in good shape. I wouldn't consider that good.Published 13 months ago by Jen H