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When I was contacted about the book Once Upon A Zombie I thought my older daughter Natalie (11) would be interested but to my surprise my 8 year old was interested as well. They've been interested in zombies but the concept is still somewhat scary to them. Once Upon a Zombie has given them a new outlook on them though.
In Billy Phillips' new series Once Upon a Zombie, something mysterious has happened to the classic characters of our beloved fairytales. A terrible curse has been cast upon their fantasy worlds, transforming Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and Cinderella into the undead who, despite their urges, valiantly refuse to give in to their zombie instincts. As their kingdoms rot away, it’s up to one girl to help them rise up, fight back and reclaim their world.
This thrilling new children’s book provides a fresh perspective on popular fairytales, with the Billy Goats Gruff becoming Billy Goat Ghouls and the Three Little Pigs growing scars like Franken-ham. Once Upon a Zombie also features:
One of the first times all of the major fairy tale characters and kingdoms have merged into one book narrative.
A realm of imagination and human consciousness, where negative fears and thoughts wage war against positive thinking, certainty and optimism.
Zombie princesses who, despite their undead state, remain hauntingly beautiful thanks to the compassion in their hearts.
Blood-Eyed Zombies who reflect the selfishness, out-of-control, mindlessness of fear in our lives.
Elle (8) said: Caitlin moves to a new school and Jack asks her to the dance. I think it's scary that they are going to a graveyard.