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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are excited to vacation in the Louisiana bayou. But the small village they visit has a scary problem. The villagers tell stories of voodoo and a giant zombie with silver hair who has been digging up graves in the cemetery.
Can the tales be true? Hardcover , 85 pages. Published April 1st by Turtleback Books first published A to Z Mysteries New Orleans, Louisiana United States. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about The Zombie Zone , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sep 28, Amy rated it liked it Shelves: My niece said that she enjoyed Zombie Zone and said that it was pretty scary.
At first I didn't think that she was going to really care much for this story because she seemed to have a hard time tuning in. As the story grew, however, the book had her full attention and she began attempting to solve the mystery. She was paying attention to the clues, making deductions, and using logi My niece enjoys these A to Z Mysteries by Ron Roy , so we decided to try reading a few in anticipation of Halloween. She was paying attention to the clues, making deductions, and using logic to create various very plausible solutions to the mystery.
Great brain exercise in the guise of entertainment! I thought the plot was a little thin, and frankly, I had a hard time with why the grandmother in this story would allow the children to go camping with a stranger in the gator infested bayous of Louisiana without batting an eye, but then, that's just me.
This did give my niece and me the opportunity to have a refresher talk about strangers, but for the most part, I just had to let the protective adult in me take a break so my niece could just enjoy the book. These books, after all, are not written for grown ups. As for my nephew, this book was far above his level of understanding, but I think he did enjoy it in his own way. I know he was listening to the story on and off, and he was certainly looking at the occasional pictures. I think it's good to let him hear the chapter books we read, if only to expose him to more advanced reading and more advanced words.
All in all, Zombie Zone was appropriate for my 2nd grade niece. It's at her reading and comprehension level, and as I indicated above, it was a good book to exercise her problem solving skills.
But in my opinion, there are better written and more entertaining mysteries in this A to Z series. View all 3 comments. Jul 07, Kathleen rated it liked it Shelves: Sometimes it's hard having a third grader.
I say how about you read that one to yourself and he says to me " mom I need to practice voice and fluency". Bryon didn't mean to steal leather wallet from Jay Frisk. Two men came and dug up a graves, carried the coffins away. When they were gone, Bryon found the dirt.
He saved it for them, but they didn't come back. Nov 17, Lesley Montoya- rated it it was amazing. Aug 02, Abigail rated it it was amazing. Do the zombies really come out at night or is someone pranking the town? Sep 19, Sierra added it.
Read this to my grandson Very fun book to read aloud to my grandkids over FT. Gives some facts and introduces kids to the various cultures and beliefs around the country. A light mystery showcasing problem solving. I am now a fan of A to Z Mysteries! Oct 15, Sheila rated it liked it Shelves: Another great read aloud for 3rd grade Mystery unit of study!
Great series for predicting and explaining reasons for predictions! Mar 22, Michelle Hessler added it. The three children were invited to Louisiana by Ruth Roses grandma. Her grandma is letting the children go out on a tour while she goes to paint the scenery around Louisiana.
They are given a tour from a tour guide named Jack. Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose get to the village and are interested to hear that this village has a scary problem.
These villagers share their stories of giant zombie encounters. This giant zombie has been taking graves out of the cemetery. The four children spend their time trying to figure out if this zombie is the real thing, or if something fishy is going on in this small bayou town. They follow trails and look for clues to determine if this is a real monster.
The children make a grand discovery at the end of the book. One that is pretty shocking. This book was a very interesting book, one that will interest many readers. The overall mystery of the book is great and keep readers captivated. The book contains small illustrations of the story and these illustrations work great and help the story flow more effectively.
The author does a great job of incorporating the illustrations. They add a different element to a chapter book that opens the age range for readers.
With the illustrations the book is easier to comprehend. I would recommend this book for children who are younger who can read very well, such as third or fourth grade students. This book is great because it gives children the option to try to help figure out the mystery as the book continues.
This is a great way for children to stay entertained. The addition of so many great clues is one of the reasons this book is so effective and great. The author also creates characters that resemble those who would read his books.
They are all younger children who are going on adventures and solving great mysteries. The author creates an experience for children by placing this story in New Orleans, a place that probably few children have been. This allows them to experience new places even without actually traveling to them.
The book provides children with a little fear, but it is just enough to keep them wanting to read. They want the problems of the book to be solved and they want to know how the mystery is solved which is why mysteries are a great genre for children to read.
The uncertainty is very appealing and will make them want to finish an entire book so that they can find out the ending. Nov 19, Deepthi Herga rated it really liked it Shelves: My 7 - year old has finished the entire set of the A to Z mysteries including all the super editions.
I started reading them because I wanted to find out how good these mysteries are and after I started, I finished the entire set myself. This will be a common review for all the books in the set so please forgive me if you see this repeated under another book.
First of all, the mystery part of the book is fairly simple for an adult, but I can see how it can keep a kid engrossed. The characters My 7 - year old has finished the entire set of the A to Z mysteries including all the super editions. The characters are playful, around the same age as my kid now, so are very relatable. Yes, there are some characteristics which can be a little irritating, but they didn't really bother me too much as to take away from the stories.
The other con is that these little kids are left unmonitored in many of their adventures I am not a helicopter parent, but it felt a little strange, especially when they are out of the country altogether.
That being said, now what I loved about the stories - 1 Most of the stories are based in different cities, and sometimes different countries, so the travel perspective is amazing. We, as a family, love to travel and every time the kids in the books traveled somewhere it made the story more exciting to me as well as my kid. My kid had comments on how they went to Key West and later Washington D. C "just like us". I would always like more female strong characters shown ofcourse: I'm sure my kids will be enjoying many more of the author's books in the future: The Zombie Zone Author:More...