Zombie baseball beatdown

by Bacigalupi, Paolo,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 13 of 13 copies
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION Bacigalupi
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Children Fiction J FIC Baci
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction BACIGALUPI Paolo
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j BACIGALUPI Paolo
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Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J FIC BACIG
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Summary
In this inventive, fast-paced novel, New York Times bestselling and Printz Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi takes on hard-hitting themes--from food safety to racism and immigration--and creates a zany, grand-slam adventure that will get kids thinking about where their food comes from.

The zombie apocalypse begins on the day Rabi, Miguel, and Joe are practicing baseball near their town's local meatpacking plant and nearly get knocked out by a really big stink. Little do they know the plant's toxic cattle feed is turning cows into flesh-craving monsters! The boys decide to launch a stealth investigation into the plant's dangerous practices, unknowingly discovering a greedy corporation's plot to look the other way as tainted meat is sold to thousands all over the country. With no grownups left they can trust, Rabi and his friends will have to grab their bats to protect themselves (and a few of their enemies) if they want to stay alive...and maybe even save the world.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Printz-winning Bacigalupi writing a middle-grade zombie novel? Yes, it really happened, and yes, it's pretty darn good. Milrow Meats, the meat-packing plant in Delbe, Iowa, is up to something. Pals Rabi, Miguel, and Joe can tell from the ungodly stink, the anxious behavior of the Mexicans who work there, and oh yeah their zombified Little League coach, who tries to nosh their brains. Further sleuthing reveals that SuperGrow growth supplement is being fed to the cows, creating undead bovines that, in turn, create zombie burgers. And what happens when folks start snarfing those burgers? Though the plot synopsis recalls such gleeful splatter fests as John Kloepfer's Zombie Chasers series, in Bacigalupi's hands it feels closer to Walter Dean Myers' Cruisers series, with much of the story delving into issues often overlooked in youth fiction: the capricious treatment of immigrant workers, the absence of options for the poor, and the questionable record of the USDA. Simultaneously smart, funny, and icky, this book asks a tough question: Is it worth looking the other way in order to save yourself? HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The sheer improbability of a big-name author delivering a project like this should generate a strong Venn diagram of commercial and critical interest.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "When his friend Miguel's family is deported, young Rabi Chatterjee-Jones uncovers a conspiracy at Milrow Meat Solutions, the small town's local meatpacking plant, that has him and his friends dodging zombies and clashing with corporate lawyers in an effort to save the world. While it may seem like a stretch, there's an antifactory farming slant to this hilarious story from Bacigalupi, which is adroitly narrated by Malhotra. Throughout, the reader's pacing is superb and his comic timing perfect. Malhotra's characterization are rich and complex-despite the fact that this may seem a silly comedy-horror mash-up-and his spirited delivery of Bacigalupi's prose brings more to the table than the book's title may imply, including some commentary about the meatpacking industry. Ages 8-12. A Little, Brown hardcover. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Zombies -- Juvenile fiction.
Packing-houses -- Juvenile fiction.
East Indian Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Hispanic Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Racially mixed people -- Juvenile fiction.
Zombies -- Fiction.
Packing-houses -- Fiction.
East Indian Americans -- Fiction.
Hispanic Americans -- Fiction.
Racially mixed people -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Little, Brown and Company,2013
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 292 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 9780316220798 (pbk.)
0316220795 (pbk.)
9780316220781 (hbk.)
0316220787 (hbk.)
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