A Small Zombie Problem
In his fiction debut--and the start of a new series--celebrated illustrator K.G. Campbell brings a touch of Tim Burton to this singularly strange and wonderful story about a lonely boy whose life is about to get a whole lot more complicated when a zombie follows him home. August DuPont has spent his whole life inside a dilapidated house with his aunt Hydrangea. His lonely existence ends abruptly with the arrival of an invitation to meet an aunt--and cousins--he didn't even know existed. When Aunt Orchid suggests that August attend school with his cousins, it's a dream come true. But August has scarcely begun to celebrate his reversal of fortune when he is confronted by a small problem on his way home. So begins an adventure filled with a wild child, a zombie, a fabled white alligator, and an unimaginable family secret.
- Hardback | 240 pages
- 159 x 210 x 27.94mm | 408.23g
- 04 Jun 2019
- Alfred A. Knopf
- New York, United States
"Campbell's series-starter is an off-kilter delight... and readers who like macabre tales tempered with butterflies will eagerly follow Campbell's likable protagonist onward to his next adventure."--Booklist, starred review
About K.G. Campbell
Keith G. Campbell was born in Kenya, but raised and educated in Scotland. He graduated with a master's degree in Art History from the University of Edinburgh. After trying on several careers, Keith eventually returned to his early passion of writing and illustrating stories. He is the author-illustrator of several picture books, and the winner of two Ezra Jack Keats Awards. A Small Zombie Problem is his first work for older readers. Keith lives in Malibu, California. Learn more at kgcampbell.com and follow him at @artbykgcampbell.