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The last kids on earth and the cosmic beyond / Max Brallier & [illustrated by] Douglas Holgate.
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New York, New York : Viking, ©018.

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257 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Jack and his fellow kid survivors are determined to make the most of the winter and all the snowballs and celebrating that comes with the season, despite the reality that the Monster Apocalypse is in full swing around them. But when a fellow human survivor steals Jack's best monster-slaying device, the team must face down a villain even darker than the monsters they've been fighting.
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The newest installment in this New York Times bestselling series introduces new monsters, new bad guys, and tons of new laughs!

It's the first winter after the Monster Apocalypse. For Jack and his buddies, that means sled catapults, epic snowball battles, and one monstrous Christmas celebration. But their winter wonderland turns dark when a villainess begins hunting them. And this villainess is different--she's a human.

When the villainess steals Jack's prized monster-slaying tool, the Louisville Slicer, he vows to get it back. But it won't be easy. Jack and his friends soon discover that the Louisville Slicer is the key to a dark plan that threatens the entire world--and beyond...

Author Notes

Douglas Holgate is a freelance illustrator, comic artist and toy designer based in Melbourne, Australia. Some of his work, along the Jen Breach, includes a picture book, Something's Amiss at the Zoo (a picture book), Clem Hetherington and the Ironwood Race (a graphic novel), and Maralinga, book 1 of a series and winner of a 2014 Australian Society of Authors Children's Picture Book Illustrators' Initiative prize and a 2016 Bronze Ledger Award.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Horn Book Review

After surviving the first wave of the monster apocalypse (The Last Kids on Earth), Jack Sullivan should be happy that the zombies are disappearing. But if the zombies are getting their brains sucked out by a mysterious shrieking force, Jack and his friends could be next. Icky monster humor is balanced with well-developed characters in this illustrated novel. (c) Copyright 2017. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



This is my moment.   The moment of Jack Sullivan, Post-Apocalyptic Action Hero.   The Wormungulous will be upon us in seconds. Its massive form is barreling forward, turning everything in its path to dust. And I can't let my friends fall into the category of "dust." That's my biggest fear. That's what keeps me up at night (well, that and thoughts of Selena Gomez--I hope she's safe somewhere!).   I step toward the beast like some sort of samurai ninja Jedi.   "Jack, what are you doing?" June screams.   "June, Dirk, Quint. Get back," I say. "Behind me."   "I'll try to open the gate into Sears," Dirk says. "If you can slow it down, maybe we won't all die today." Excerpted from The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond by Max Brallier All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.