Embassy of the Dead (Hardcover)

By Will Mabbitt, Taryn Knight (Illustrator)

Walker Books US, 9781536210477, 272pp.

Publication Date: September 8, 2020

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

Jake Green is dead. Or he might as well be when he mistakenly accepts a package from the Embassy of the Dead in this hilarious adventure of the afterlife, the first in a series.

When Jake Green opens a mysterious box containing a severed finger, he accidentally summons a grim reaper intent on dragging him to the Eternal Void (yes, it’s as fatal as it sounds). Now Jake is running for his life. Luckily, he has a knack for talking to ghosts, which just might help him survive long enough to reach the Embassy of the Dead and plead his case. With the help of a prankster poltergeist and a dead undertaker, Jake dodges fearsome undead creatures, discovers his own ghostly abilities, and gets excused from the school field trip due to a terrible (and made-up) bout of diarrhea. But the Embassy has its own problems, and Jake must be very careful where he places his trust—in both the living and the dead. With a plot that zips and a colorful cast of characters, this delightful new series delivers laughs and shivers in equal measure.


About the Author

Will Mabbitt writes. He writes in libraries, in cafes, on the toilet, and sometimes, when his laptop runs out of power, he writes in his head. Before he got paid to do this, he worked in London and spent a lot of time stuck on the train—which is where he wrote his first book,The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones. Will Mabbitt lives with his family somewhere on the south coast of England.


Praise For Embassy of the Dead

This series opener is delightfully spooky, complemented by scratchy black-and-white illustrations...A creepy romp.
—Kirkus Reviews