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The Zombie Zone

(A to Z Mysteries #26)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  1,628 ratings  ·  88 reviews
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? Illustrations.
Hardcover, 85 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Turtleback Books (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
Jul 07, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
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 ...more
Madison Henson
Oct 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Pizza_Food :)
Dec 19, 2008 rated it liked it
beware of zombie because they will kll you if you don't. ...more
Jul 03, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hey, Louisiana! I met the author there by happenstance.
L.E. Fidler
Regan: I would probably rate it a three or a four. It didn’t have as much action in’d go with three.
Olivia Collins
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-read
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Aug 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Do the zombies really come out at night or is someone pranking the town?
Brent Ecenbarger
"Cliff (age 5) review - It was really scary, and all of that scary stuff made it really good, so I give it five stars."

"Dean (age 3) review -I give it 10 hundred stars." Dean, what was your favorite part? "I liked in Willy Wonka when the girl went down the garbage chute."

Basically Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose go down to new the bayou and immediately start hearing about grave robbers and zombies. Then they get left with some shady adults who don't supervise them and see a silhouette of a man steppin
Sep 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Good story, but I was majorly disappointed that all three kids, Ruth Rose's grandmother, and Jack ignored a big clue. The person in the grave had a flashlight and watch. Doesn't that seem a little out of place for a village that lives in makeshift huts with homemade stoves, vegetable gardens, hand-created clothes, and no electricity? Given how much they clung to the DIY way of living, how was Byron a suspect? Also, how could Jack believe for even a second that it could have been a man from the v ...more
Apr 27, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I might have missed it, but I thought Ruth's grandmother was in Florida but then New Orleans is mentioned for the police department?

These children are having a really busy summer - W-Z are all outside of Greenlawn and in the Summer, although the concert was near by.

As scared as the trio was, they never thought to wake Jack, nor does it occur to them that a local person would not have used a flashlight.
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
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May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Read these books when I was a kid and greatly enjoyed them, figured I'd give them a second read for kicks.

I certainly recommend any young mysteries fan devote time to this series, it's certainly a grand adventure for a young mind, the imagery of Ron Roy's words and his settings and unique character descriptions and personalities really help kids imagine a whole movie in their heads as they read each exciting page.
Shruti Z
Jan 07, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a lousy person who reads A to Z Mysteries to complete her reading goal! I accept it I do!

But these are seriously fun things to read otherwise any idiot won't read a book a day.

The truth is The Zombie Zone doesn't have any zombies but qhat it has is the end of A to Z Mysteries since its last of it after this though - no worries there are Super Editions!

Love the book as every one by Ron Roy!

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Mary Thomas
I wasn't as tuned into this one as normal. We were trying to finish the series before it was due back to the library, and I was half-listening. We've LOVED this series -- listened to all 26 in a row during the COVID pandemic. It was great to experience them together as a family. Thank you, Ron Roy! ...more
Debra Palm
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Katie Merkel
Jan 02, 2019 rated it liked it
This particular book was not my favorite, but I am sad that I have finished the A to Z Mysteries series. The books are all well written and show strong friendships and good relationships between kids and adults. I highly recommend this series for 1st-2nd graders.
Destiny Brown
May 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun to read with kids.

I loved these books as a kid and I still love them now, but now I love them as a teacher. They are simple and predictable but still give enough possibilities to have fun group discussions.
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
I'm having a lot of fun reading these out loud to my younger family members. They have fun recognizing Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose in every picture and tracing their movements on the map at the front of the book. A win-win. ...more
Jun 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
"Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are excited to vacation in the Louisiana bayou country. 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 zombie be real? ...more
Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose spend their vacation with Ruth Rose's grandmother in New Orleans Louisiana, and find themselves involved in a mystery involving Zombies and grave robbers. Chills and thrills are abundant as the trio try and uncover the truth in a village along the gulf of Mexico. ...more
Oct 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Another great read aloud for 3rd grade Mystery unit of study! Great series for predicting and explaining reasons for predictions!
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-books
I have loved this series, beginning to end. This is a great conclusion. I love the kids and the mysteries. Good stuff!
Dec 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Same as the last one. Trying to catch up.
Fun mystery.
A book about or set on Halloween (Pop sugar)
Nov 15, 2019 added it
I think this book is okay. there was so many posible subjects.
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
Glad I finished the series, but feel like the first books were the best in it.
Julie Pagano
May 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Rated by Sarah, 7yo
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Owen: I loved this book because the mystery was hard to solve and I liked the end with the alligators.
Yurika K
Dec 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
When I read this book, It gave the goosebumps!
But then it became really fun! And extremely exciting!
After I read the book, I wanted to read it again.
This is really a page turner!
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RON ROY has been writing books for children since 1974. He is the author of dozens of books, including the popular A to Z Mysteries®, Calendar Mysteries, and Capital Mysteries. When not working on a new book, Ron likes to teach tricks to his dog Pal, play poker with friends, travel, and read thrilling mystery books.

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