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Rise of the Zombie Scarecrows
Contributor(s): Loughead, Deb
ISBN: 1459809963     ISBN-13: 9781459809963
Publisher: Orca Book Pub
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: April 2015
Annotation: Dylan plans to make a zombie movie during his town's October scarecrow festival as a project for his media class, but when zombie scarecrows start frightening people he must figure what is going on before he gets the blame.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Zombie films; Fiction.
Motion pictures; Production and direction; Fiction.
Amateur films; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2015015577
Lexile Measure: 620
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Series: Orca Currents
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 7.25" H x 4.75" W x 0.50" (0.25 lbs) 123 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 182316
Reading Level: 4.2   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 2.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q66298
Reading Level: 4.5   Interest Level: Grades 6-8   Point Value: 6.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2015 April #1)

Despite the title, readers will find this book to be a perky Halloween prank–filled mystery, rather than an exploration of brain-chomping monsters. Written at a third-grade reading level, Loughead's third Orca Currents book about 15-year-old Dylan (after The Snowball Effect and Caught in the Act) finds him directing a class film project inspired by his favorite zombie flicks and his town's annual scarecrow contest. As Dylan, his pals, and his girlfriend prepare for a Halloween-night shoot, they get caught up in a real-life mystery that involves a local elderly man being spooked by, yes, zombie scarecrows. Snappy dialogue, a fun premise, and a not-too-obvious ending keep this tale moving briskly. Ages 10–14. (Apr.)

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