The last kids on Earth and the zombie parade!

Max Brallier

Book - 2016

"After the monster apocalypse, Jack Sullivan has been having an awesome time living in a tree house with his three best friends. But when zombies start mysteriously disappearing, Jack and his friends suspect that an extremely evil force is at work"--

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The last kids on Earth
New York, New York : Viking 2016.
Physical Description
291 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Main Author
Max Brallier (author)
Other Authors
Douglas Holgate (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Jack, June, Quint, Dirk, and Rover are back for another post–monster apocalypse adventure. With Blarg out of the way, it's time for the gang to tackle another task, and this time, Quint suggests they compile a bestiary of all the creatures now swarming earth. While in pursuit of a gigantic worm, they meet another hunter, a monster named Thrull, who rescues them and gives them an old book for their bestiary, suggesting that they should include some of each creature's essence in its entry. In the process of tracking down beasts of all kinds to fill out their book, the gang of kid adventurers learn about a powerful, evil enchanter, Rezzoch, who just might be behind a suddenly missing horde of the undead. With light, snappy narration and dialogue and plenty of comics interludes to mix things up, this fast-paced story trundles along, and the likable cast, lots of adventure, and gooey, oozy monster slime galore keep the pages turning. Fans of the series opener won't want to miss this follow-up. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 3–6—Readers met 13-year-old abandoned foster kid-turned-monster slayer Jack Sullivan and his adolescent makeshift army in The Last Kids on Earth. In this excellent sequel, the zombies are mysteriously disappearing. As the zombies walk in droves toward a shrieking sound, their brains are being sucked out of their skulls. While no fan of the undead, Jack and his squad set out to solve the mystery. New alliances are formed and trusts are broken, culminating in an all-out monster brawl to save their world. The continuation of this hybrid series capitalizes on gross-out fun. The realistic writing style keeps the narrative moving at a fast pace, while the frenzied pencil artwork supports its humorous tone. But what distinguishes this adventure is the character development. The members work through their fears of loss, abandonment, and loneliness to unite as a family. The language is sophisticated, geared toward readers who enjoy rousing adventures. The open ended conclusion allows for the possibility of more exciting exploits. A gallery highlighting various nefarious creatures is an added treat. VERDICT For fans of the first book, this sequel does not disappoint. This series is a must-have for middle grade collections.—Sada Mozer, Los Angeles Public Library. Copyright 2016 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Jack and his three best friends must discover why the zombies are disappearing, and along the way encounter pizza parlor monsters, an ancient evil who destroys worlds, and the best stereo system a treehouse can hold.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"After the monster apocalypse, Jack Sullivan has been having an awesome time living in a tree house with his three best friends. But when zombies start mysteriously disappearing, Jack and his friends suspect that an extremely evil force is at work"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Hearing eerie shrieking noises that seem to be summoning the zombies away, Jack, his three best friends and their pet monster embark on an investigation involving a giant Wormungulous, a monster pizza parlor, a world-destroying ancient evil and an amazing stereo system. Simultaneous eBook.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

A Netflix Original series!The second book in the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling series, with over 7 million copies in print!"Terrifyingly fun! Delivers big thrills and even bigger laughs."--Jeff Kinney, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Diary of a Wimpy Kid   The zombies are disappearing. This might seem like a good thing, since zombies eat your brains, but normal human kid Jack Sullivan is suspicious. He keeps hearing an eerie shrieking noise that seems to be almost summoning the zombies—but to where, and for what (probably) foul purpose?   Jack, his three best friends (maybe the only people left on Earth), and their pet monster Rover need to get to the bottom of this. Along the way they encounter a lot more than they bargained for, including a giant Wormungulous, a pizza parlor monster hangout, an ancient evil who destroys worlds, and a stereo system that is totally the bomb. Can Jack figure out why the zombies are vanishing . . . before he and his friends are next?Told in a mixture of text and black-and-white illustration, this is the perfect series for any kid who's ever dreamed of starring in their own comic book or video game.