The Big Stink (Hardcover)
Starscape, 9780765323439, 176pp.
Publication Date: August 31, 2010
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“I figured, being dead, my life would become a lot simpler. I wouldn’t have to take care of myself or worry about stuff like eating the right food. But dead kids have a whole different bundle of problems.”—Nathan Abercrombie
It’s a stinky situation when Nathan’s school, Belgosi Upper Elementary, develops a mold problem and his class is forced to share space with the first graders. Soon the eighth graders show up too, including Rodney the bully’s older and meaner brother, Ridley. Could he be the reason for the stinky, putrid, rotten smell that seems to be following Nathan around? It’s up to Nathan, Abigail, and Mookie to solve the mystery of the big stink before it pollutes the entire town.
Fans of David Lubar’s popular Weenies short story collections, which have sold more than one and a half million copies, are sure to enjoy this fourth hilarious installment of the adventures of Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie.
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Praise For The Big Stink…
"This is a great choice for reluctant readers and anyone who enjoys humorous stories. Despite being filled with farts and vomit, ultimately it's a sweet story about the importance of friendship, family, and doing the right thing."
--School Library Journal
"Kids will get a chuckle out of Nathan and his friends."
Praise for My Rotten Life: Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie #1
“The first book in a promising new series introduces likable characters beset by unusual but humorous circumstances….Will appeal to reluctant readers”—School Library Journal
“Nathan is a delightful hero—a former semi-nerd and frequent subject of smackdowns, adventitiously turned cool customer—which, to zombies, comes naturally.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Lubar has a fine time inventing gross-outs, but he also knows how to incorporate believable character motivation and work the heck out of a metaphor. It appears inevitable that a sequel shall rise from the grave.”—Booklist
“The over-the-top narrative will appeal to readers who like their humor twisted, and might even have some wishing that they, too, could be a half-dead zombie.”—Publishers Weekly
“You have to love a writer who can rhyme zombie in his title. Readers of Lubar’s Hidden Talents will enjoy his silly/funny style of storytelling.”—NY Post Entertainment Section