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Is “Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie” Series of Childrens’ Books Intentionally Anti-Zombie?

I’m always on the lookout for more Zombie Friendly media, especially to help educate the next generation about Zombie Rights and to counter the hateful propaganda pushed at even our youngest citizens by things like Plants vs. Zombies, which cloak their fearmongering in cutesy graphics.

So when I learned about a series of children’s books about a middle-school aged Zombie character who isn’t munching down on his classmates’ brains, at first I was very encouraged. Sadly, that hopeful phase didn’t last:

The final book of Nazareth author David Lubar’s five-book series on a fifth-grade zombie came out earlier this year and ends the tale of Nathan Abercrombie in a way fans will find satisfying.

The book marks the end of the two-year blitz of “Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie” books about the the misadventures of the unlikely hero that is aimed at middle grade readers.

In the final book, “Enter the Zombie” evil organization RABID is using a student academic and athletic competition to recruit agents, and Nathan and his friends Abigail, and Mookie must try to stop them. And meanhwile, poor Nathan whose zombie tendencies are worsening and he keeps losing body parts (which must be glued back on) is trying to find the cure for his zombie state.

Despite being a zombie, Nathan is a likeable kid who wants to do the right thing, Lubar says.

So he’s a good person ‘despite’ being a zombie, I see. And of course, the last book has to involve finding a cure for being a Zombie in the first place, because, well, who’d want to remain a Zombie?

Unbelievable; and once again, this is being marketed at *children*, who don’t necessarily even have the chance to know any better. These books no doubt are making their way into school libraries and the children’s section at the local branch library as we speak, spreading prejudice and wreaking havoc with outreach efforts and education toward young people in our Anti-Zombie society.

What about the Zombie kids who pick up these books, hoping to read about a character like themselves, only to find, at the end, a stinging rejection of their entire being and way of Unlife? How cruel can one author be to the Zombie children of the world?

The ZRC is very, very saddened by this turn of events. We desperately need some age-appropriate Zombie Friendly fiction, and we need it as soon as possible, or messages like the ones apparently found in “Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie” will win the day.


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  1. . . We despairingly require numerous age-appropriate Zombie Friendly fiction, and we require it as soon as possible, or messages like the ones apparently found in “Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie” will win the day. .

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