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The Zombie Zone (A to Z Mysteries #26)

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Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries(r) have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look!
Z is for Zombie . . . There s a zombie on the loose! W
Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 26th 2005 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published 2005)
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My niece enjoys these A to Z Mysteries by Ron Roy, so we decided to try reading a few in anticipation of Halloween.

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
Ugg. Sometimes it's hard having a third grader. he loves to read which I'm so thankful for but some of these chapter books are killing me. I say how about you read that one to yourself and he says to me " mom I need to practice voice and fluency". ummm ok
Pizza_Food :)
beware of zombie because they will kll you if you don't.
Deepthi Herga
Nov 19, 2015 Deepthi Herga rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: snugli-books
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
Lesley Montoya-
Nov 30, 2015 Lesley Montoya- rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was awesome
Sep 27, 2009 Abigail rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Do the zombies really come out at night or is someone pranking the town?
Aug 24, 2012 luhvBOOKS rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
Title: The Zombie Zone

Author: Ron Roy

Series: A to Z Mysteries #26


Summary: Z is for zombie... 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 the tales be true? It’s up to Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose to unearth the secrets of the zombie zone.

Review: Ooooo, scary! I love it!

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Carol Royce Owen
Oct 29, 2015 Carol Royce Owen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There's nothing deep about the A to Z Mysteries, but they are a great addition to the 2nd-4th grade class libraries, especially when teaching the elements of a mystery. In this story, Dink, Josh and Ruth Rose are in Louisiana, and get involved in a mystery in which someone (perhaps a zombie) is digging up graves at a tribal cemetery. Join them as they gather clues and determine who the guilty party is.
Nov 22, 2014 Marlee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My children enjoyed this book and were fully captivated while we were reading it. However, the ending seemed a bit abrupt to them. Many of the books in this series ended somewhat abruptly. They had been hoping for something more though, as it was the last letter book. They were excited to continue on with the other books about Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose.
Dec 29, 2009 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
At the end of this book, the author mentions that he was trying to go for a scary book this time, but not too scary. He succeeded, but this story has a much different feel than most of the others in the series. It's an interesting look at some of the more rural areas surrounding New Orleans, but there's not much discussion about the city, the culture, or the French influence on it.

Our girls enjoyed hearing the story, especially toward the end, but it wasn't their favorite of the A to Z Mysterie
Aug 17, 2015 Brittany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My son and I stumbled upon this series at the library. He loves mysteries. We started with the final book, but it gave enough information about the characters that we weren't lost one bit. He enjoyed this book and we will continue with this series.
Jul 08, 2015 Kaytee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
They were hiking with jack then saw a sign and it said zombie zone danger then they went to a village and then they dink he saw a man crawling out of a grave so they went to check it out then the man in the grave wasnt a zombie.
Rachel Ferguson
Jul 04, 2015 Rachel Ferguson rated it liked it
Shelves: skinny-chapter
first one I've read of these. Ruth rose likes to dress in one color. Josh had a sketch pad. Nothing too scary but there is some mystery. couple details I didn't buy ( silently unzipped tent zipper).
Feb 17, 2015 Seth rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: by-myself
They went to Louisiana. They went on a hike. Graves were stolen! They got bug spray. Ruth Rose's grandma took paint lessons.
Mar 18, 2013 Brigida rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-series
Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are excited to be taking a vacation. Their destination is the Louisiana Bayou. Upon their arrival, Jack takes them on a hike and they encounter a sign saying "Danger! Zombie Zone." No one knows who or how it got there but they think it's a hoax. Yet, when they hear the villagers talking about zombies digging up graves and stories about voodoo, their curiousity gets the best of them and they investigate. Can they crack the case before it is too late? Read to find out!

Jun 27, 2015 Caleb rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
i liked it
*3.5 stars*
Jun 26, 2014 Andrew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
it was good.
Ms. Landrum's Class
I think they eat what they find.
My 2nd graders liked this A to Z mystery the best so far! I was a bit hesitant b/c it seemed scary talking about zombies and grave robbing but we established there was no such thing as zombies before we began. Whenever we had our reading time with this one the students would say "it is time to get zombified!" and they wanted lights off so we read by sunlight only :) It was also fun to tie in bayous with our science study of habitats. Love Ron Roy!
Apr 01, 2013 Lisadunbar22 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: evan
I thought this book was awesome! My favorite part was when they found out there was no zombie. Review by Evan.

It was crazy that Jack took the kids to see an alligator nest hours after his first child was born. I had to explain to Evan that no decent father would leave his new born baby and wife. Evan said it would be even worse if he took his new born baby to see the alligator nest! HA!
Its really exciitng
Jan 04, 2014 Khadeejah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i hv read all the books from a-z snd i loved them!!they were nice and to tell u the truth.....this story was actually scary!i would recommend it to all those young readers who love mystries!!!


Aug 05, 2008 Lara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked it because they thought there was a zombie but there was no zombie. And there were three suspects, and one was their friend, Jack. And there was one from the woods. And there was a cemetery. And one of the suspects was the real person.
Nov 15, 2013 Sydney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
when dink and his friends are excited to go to louisana and people are talking about this zombie with silver hair and is digging up graves dink and his friends are on the case to find out who is the zombie with the silver hair.
Apr 14, 2013 Brenda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun story, little spooky and creepy, but fun. One reason I love Ron Roy's books is because you get to be a kid again when reading them. I am definitely going to get more of his books in the very near future.
May 22, 2012 Lindsay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-aloud
My 5 year old son loved to listen to this book. The mystery was simple enough for him to follow easily, and the book was short enough to be read in just 2 or 3 sittings. Loved it for him.
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Full name: Wallace Ronald Roy
Most known for the children's mystery series "A-Z Mysteries" and "Calendar Mysteries"
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