Scared to Beath by Matt J PikeScared to Beath by Matt J Pike

Scared to Beath

byMatt J PikeIllustratorSteve GriceEditorLisa Chant

Paperback | December 7, 2016

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*Gold Medal Winner, Juvenile Fiction, 2015 Global Ebook Awards*


When these guys say school is hell … they mean it.

Before the Zombie RiZing began, teachers were the scariest things in the classroom. But these days, Elizabeth Baker and her friends know what real monsters look like.

Holed up in High School Name, they face a new battle every day, from vicious fellow survivors and hungry zombies to their ever-dwindling food supplies.

Then there's Sonny, whose farts could be smelt all the way from the Moon. If the apocalypse was a martial art, this crew wouldn’t even be white belts. But with danger closing in on all sides, they must somehow train up, arm up and become an elite fighting force.

If only the dark magic fuelling the undead could work on humans too…

Title:Scared to BeathFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:70 pages, 8.27 × 5.83 × 0.17 inShipping dimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.17 inPublished:December 7, 2016Publisher:Matt PikeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1635877504

ISBN - 13:9781635877502

Appropriate for ages: 9

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Read It Daddy: Dec 18, 2014 We're always on the look out for books that include mighty girl characters, but with an original twist. We're also huge champions of books that are thoroughly inclusive and a rip-roaring interesting read as well! So when Matt Pike contacted us out of the blue about "Zombie RiZing Book 1 - Scared to Beath" we were drawn in by the cool zombie-vibe story and importantly the characters too. The story starts off fairly simply with just another ordinary day at school for Beth and her friends but lessons are about to take a darker turn as a Zombie plague swiftly consumes the planet, and leaves Beth and the gang trapped at school with only their wits and the contents of the stationery cupboard to defend themselves with. Beth's no ordinary hero though, Beth is a cricket-bat-wielding mighty girl, and she rallies her crew to fight the Zombie menace and save the day. Along with Beth you'll also find Sonny Winterbottom -might be lacking in street smarts but powerful enough to turn a zombie into goo, Zhang Jing - smart and intelligent with a killer violin bow, Ms Simmons - the cool and intelligent science teacher, Vihaan Pawar - Uber-geek but handy with a cricket bat and sling-short (ish) and Abby Carter - wheelchair bound but as sharp as a tack, Beth's best friend and solid supporter. Illustrated with brilliant artwork by Steve Grice, this is the sort of book Charlotte seizes on, with an absolute metric ton of fast paced action and punchy dialogue (and a few gross-out giggles too!) She absolutely can't wait for Book 2. If you're looking for a really cool (and kid friendly) horror story with tons of originality and a brilliant character cast, definitely check it out.