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The Zombie Prince

The Zombie Prince

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When a classmate hurts his feelings by calling him a fairy, Brandon turns to his imagination and his two best friends, who rally to his side. Brandon informs his pals that he is now a zombie who will destroy his enemies with his tears. They respond by turning into a ghost and a vampire, ready to protect him from the mean words being thrown at him during recess.

What starts as a bullying moment ends in a creative and empathetic exchange between the boys. Brandon is able to smile again -- especially when the friends come to a decision on his new nickname: the Zombie Prince.

Luc Melanson's graphic illustrations bring humor to this sensitive story about kindness and imagination healing the hurt left by unkind words.

Author: Matt Beam
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Published: 09/04/2018
Pages: 24
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 10.50h x 8.60w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781554989973
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 07/01/2018
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2019 - Recommended, Satisfactory
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