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Zombie Baseball Beatdown


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Paolo Bacigalupi is the author of the highly acclaimed The Drowned Cities and the New York Times bestseller Ship Breaker, which was also a Michael L. Printz Award winner and a National Book Award finalist. He is also the author of The Windup Girl and Pump Six and Other Stories, and is a Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook, John W. Campbell Memorial, and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award winner. He lives in western Colorado with his wife and son.


A 2013 VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers BookA 2013 Association of Booksellers for Children Best Book for ChildrenA 2013 Booklist Best Audiobook of the YearA 2014 Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Outstanding BookA 2014 ALSC Notable Children's RecordingA 2014 YALSA Top Ten Amazing Audiobook
"Printz-winning Bacigalupi writing a middle-grade zombie novel? Yes, it really happened, and yes, it's pretty darn good....Simultaneously smart, funny, and icky, this book asks a tough question: Is it worth looking the other way in order to save yourself?"--Booklist
"A high-energy, high-humor look at the zombie apocalypse....a signal alert to young teens to think about what they eat....sure to be appreciated by middle school zombie cognoscenti."--Kirkus Reviews
"Defies the expectations of the comedy-horror genre, turning this zombie novel into an effective bit of social commentary while staying true to the story's grisly and goofy roots....Casual readers will have a blast, and those who look deeper will learn something, too."--Publishers Weekly
"It's a testament to the author's skill that [the characters] express values of courage, friendship, and integrity as naturally as they toss off hilarious observations....[A] fast-paced home run."--School Library Journal
"[Introduces] reluctant readers to activism through literature.... a dark comedy with a bit of heart."--The Bulletin
"Batting comes in handy beating down zombies....Will appeal to reluctant readers."--Library Media Connection

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