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The smoky corridor /

by Grabenstein, Chris.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Random House, c2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: 326 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780375865114; 037586511X; 9780375965111 (lib. bdg.); 9780375865107 (pbk.).Subject(s): Treasure troves -- Juvenile fiction | Zombies -- Juvenile fiction | Haunted places -- Juvenile fiction | Stepmothers -- Juvenile fiction | Family life -- Connecticut -- Juvenile fiction | Ghosts -- Fiction | Buried treasure -- Fiction | Schools -- Fiction | Connecticut -- Juvenile fiction | Chapter books | Ghost storiesSummary: With the help of his stepmother, his dog Zipper, and new friend Malik, Zack Jennings faces ghosts and zombies at his new middle school, which is said to house a lost Confederate treasure.
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library comes a series of spine-tingling mysteries to keep you up long after the lights go out. <br> <br> Zack is about to start at his new school, and his dad, who went there years before, tells Zack the stories of the haunted janitor's closet, the specter of a dead crossing guard, and the Donnelly brothers, who perished in a suspicious fire. Dad doesn't know that Zack has already met the Donnellys' ghosts, who have warned Zack that there is an evil zombie under the school. Zack also learns that while zombies are usually content eating corpses, if they happen to bite someone who isn't dead, that person also becomes a zombie.<br> <br> Before midterms, Zack is dealing with two zombies, while trying to protect a friend whose curiosity has put him on the zombies' menu. <br> <br> Once again Chris Grabenstein proves his mastery of frightening and funny tales. Young readers, especially reluctant ones, have found inspiration in his quirky characters and deadly situations.

School Library Journal, July 2010

Bulletin (Center for Children's books), September 2010

Kirkus Review, July 2010

With the help of his stepmother, his dog Zipper, and new friend Malik, Zack Jennings faces ghosts and zombies at his new middle school, which is said to house a lost Confederate treasure.

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Ghost-seer Zack Jennings (The Crossroads, The Hanging Hill) gets to start over at Horace P. Pettimore Middle School, but he doesn't get to leave spirits behind. The school's long-dead namesake has plans to possess a student and settle an old score. This multifaceted mystery has enough likable--and pleasurably unlikable--characters to keep readers following its many threads. (c) Copyright 2011. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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