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The last kids on Earth and the cosmic beyond
2018
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During the first winter after the Monster Apocalypse, Jack and his buddies prepare for a monstrous Christmas celebration, but a supervillainess steals Jack's prized monster-slaying weapon, his Louisville Slicer, and he vows to get it back. - (Baker & Taylor)

Planning a monster Christmas celebration when the first post-Monster Apocalypse winter arrives, Jack and his friends discover that they are being targeted by a human villainess who has stolen Jack's prized monster-slaying tool. By the creator of the Galactic Hot Dogs series. Simultaneous eBook. - (Baker & Taylor)

A Netflix Original series! 

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, with over three million copies in print!

"Terrifyingly fun! Delivers big thrills and even bigger laughs."--Jeff Kinney, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Diary of a Wimpy Kid


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... - (Penguin Putnam)

Author Biography

Max Brallier (maxbrallier.com) is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books and games, including the previous books in The Last Kids on Earth series. He is the creator and writer of Galactic Hot Dogs, an ongoing middle-grade web serial and book series with Aladdin. He writes for licensed properties including Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Uncle Grandpa. Under the pen name Jack Chabert, he is the creator and author of the Eerie Elementary series for Scholastic Books. In the olden days, he worked in the marketing department at St. Martin's Press. Max lives just outside of New York City with his wife and daughter.

Douglas Holgate has been a freelance comic book artist and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia, for more than ten years. He's illustrated books for publishers including HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Hachette, and Simon & Schuster, and comics for Image, Dynamite, Abrams, and Penguin Random House. - (Penguin Putnam)

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Horn Book Guide Reviews

In this entertaining fourth Last Kids on Earth book, Jack plans a makeshift Christmas celebration to cheer up his snowbound friends (and fellow monster-apocalypse survivors). But then a new human villainess kidnaps Jack's friend Dirk for a ritual sacrifice, and Jack and company must prevent her from summoning an evil extra-dimensional entity. Dynamic comic bookstyle illustrations featured throughout once again support the story's well-rounded characters, humor, and action. Copyright 2019 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Kirkus Reviews

Jack Sullivan and his friends battle interdimensional evil in a Cthulhu-inspired Christmas special. Readers coming to the series midstream can breathe easy. Jack gives them a "real-deal recap" right away, explaining all about the Monster Apocalypse, the zombie plague, and the possibility of other human survivors holed up in the Statue of Liberty. This new installment includes sledding disasters, the gang's attempt to introduce monsters to the wonders of Christmas, and a human girl who always sympathized with villains attempting to unleash unspeakable horrors on Earth. There are several appeal factors for readers who need some pizzazz with their plot; monsterrific illustrations that take the place of description or exposition, liberal use of italics and ALL CAPS, up-to-the-second pop-culture references, and some tame gross-out humor. The cast is racially diverse according to the illustrations; Jack and Dirk look white, Quint appears black, and June, who "knows Spanish, because her parents spoke it at home," is implied Latina. However, the Christmas-centered plot and the casual usage of "lame" as an insult may prevent some readers from connecting with the story. A few moral lessons about the importance of friendship are scattered throughout, but depth and nuanced characterization come across as halfhearted gestures that are of secondary importance compared to monsters, weapons, and putatively awesome adventures. Kids who already dig the series will probably like this one. (Horror. 8-12) Copyright Kirkus 2018 Kirkus/BPI Communications. All rights reserved.

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