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Rise of the Zombie Scarecrows
By author: Deb Loughead
Selling Points: zombies, scarecrows, filmmaking, Halloween, pranks, mystery, small towns
ISBN: 9781459809963
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Apr/01/2015
Fry Reading Level: 3.2
Pages: 128
Fiction Ages 10-14
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $9.95
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Dylan is back, and this time he is making a movie, The Rise of the Zombie Scarecrows, with his best friend, Cory, and his girlfriend, Monica. The film is for school credit, and their plan is to film on Halloween. Everything is falling into place until Dylan and Monica encounter a zombie scarecrow that causes Mr. Dalton, a friend of Dylan’s grandmother, to have a heart attack. Dylan and Monica learn that a couple of zombie scarecrows are pranking a local neighborhood. The police shut down Dylan’s project until the pranksters are caught. But Dylan is determined to see his film through to completion, no matter what the cost.

Booklist - May 1, 2015
"This slim volume is nonstop plot...[and] the mystery is solidly executed...Will interest reluctant readers with a bent towards crime solving."
Publishers Weekly - April 3, 2015
"Readers will find this book to be a perky Halloween prank–filled mystery...Snappy dialogue, a fun premise, and a not-too-obvious ending keep this tale moving briskly."
CM Magazine - February 6, 2015
"The characters and the teen drama they face are very relatable. Loughead’s writing is easy to follow, containing simple dialogue, and the conflict introduced in the form of the vandal works well to add tension to the boys going behind Nicole’s back...An enjoyable story."
Resource Links - February 1, 2015
"The extracts from Dylan’s screenplay are well done—short, carefully woven into the narrative, and interesting, especially to would-be movie makers. There is much to admire in this brief novel—engaging characters, and a plot with suspense and mystery."


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