Once Upon a Zombie
by: Billy Phillips and Jenny Nissenson
Review by: Avalon Palm
I enjoy many different genres of books, both fiction and nonfiction, but one of my favorite types of books would be fairy-tale retellings. I have read many of these types of books, some multiple times. Just like the fairy-tales themselves, these stories never get old. This book is a wonderful addition to the genre of fairy-tale retellings.
The story begins with a young girl: Caitlyn. After Caitlyn’s mother disappeared four years ago, Caitlyn began to suffer from anxiety. Now, after Caitlyn, along with her father, and smart-alec sister moved to London, she is panicking about the upcoming school dance: and if that wasn’t enough, she realizes a connection between mysterious sighting located in graveyards in Italy, Germany, Scotland and America. As she needs to write a blog page for Unexplainablenews.com, she decides to go and decipher what exactly is the cause of these sightings.
I don’t want to give too much away, but don’t worry: there are zombies to spare!
This book is an excellent choice for anyone from ages 8-14, and also good for anyone who just wants to kick back and enjoy a kid’s book again. If you do decide to read this book (which you really should) then get ready for the ever wonderful mix of zombies and fairy-tales.