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#1 In Search of the Fog Zombie
A Mystery about Matter
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By Lynda Beauregard
Illustrated by Der-shing Helmer
©2012
Graphic Universe ™

Series: Summer Camp Science Mysteries

ISBN-10: 0-7613-5689-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-7613-5689-9

Pages: 48
Trim Size: 6 x 8 1/2
Dewey: 741.5'973
Reading Level: 4

Interest Level: 3-6
Ages: 8-12

ATOS Quiz #: 148972
ATOS AR Points: 0.50
ATOS: 2.90
Guided Reading: R*
Lexile Level: 350
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by Lynda Beauregard

When campers arrive at Camp Dakota, rumors start flying. The Fog Zombie is on the prowl, moaning and creeping through the thick fog that often settles on the lake. At first, the kids don't believe the...
Author Biography, Experiments, Full-Color Illustrations, Glossary, Hands-On Activities, Illustrator Biography, Original Artwork, Sidebars
About the Author
Lynda Beauregard wrote her first story when she was seven years old, and hasn't stopped writing since. She also likes to teach kids how to swim, design websites, direct racecars out onto the track, and throw super balls for her cat, Becca. She lives near Detroit with her two lovely daughters, who are doing their best to turn her hair grey.
About the Illustrator
Der-shing Helmer is a high school biology teacher who originally went to college to learn about reptiles. After she graduated she decided to try teaching instead. In her spare time she likes to write and draw comics and read a variety of books!
Library Media Connection
"Positioning science in real-life situations... is a strong point of this series." --Library Media Connection 
School Library Journal
"These books are a fun way to teach basic science, and they are particularly good for readers who struggle with gleaning information from wordy textbooks.... Imagine a Scooby-Doo episode with Velma in charge and you get the feel for this brainy way to solve a mystery." --School Library Journal

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