Cormorant’s newest kids book is here! Now in stock at UTP. Lovely reviews and endorsements below.
Pickles Vs. The Zombies
Author: Angela Misri
Genre: Middle Grade Fiction
The comfortable life of Pickles, the calico housecat, is turned upside down when humans succumb to a zombie apocalypse. She doesn’t know where her “pet” – human child Connor – has gone, only that there are zombies everywhere.
Determined to find Connor, Pickles sets off with her cat friends and a streetwise raccoon, exploring a world she has only seen through a window. Fending off human zombies, street cats from the wrong side of the track, and a fearsome gang of chipmunks, Pickles and her crew search for remnants of human society.
Angela Misri is an author and journalist of Indian descent. She was born in London, U.K. and briefly lived in Buenos Aires before moving to Canada in 1982. Angela is the author of the Portia Adams Adventures series and several essays on Sherlock Holmes. She earned her BA in English Literature from the University of Calgary and her MA in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario. As a former CBC Radio digital manager and the Digital Director at The Walrus, Angela is never offline (although she prefers to write long form in notebooks). Angela plays MMORPGs, speaks several web languages, and owns too many comic books. She currently lives in Toronto, ON.
“A rousing odyssey.” – Kirkus Reviews, Sept. 24, 2019
“An exciting, disbelief-suspending, animal-led narrative with unusual twists can be difficult to pull off, but Misri succeeds with a story that is entertaining from start to finish. The plot is tightly drawn and fast-paced, and the action – including several scenes of zombie decapitation and impalement – is deliciously icky. Pickles and her gang are endlessly engaging, possessing ingenuity, kindness, courage, and awesome sparks of humour. And Misri brings the novel to a satisfying end, with just enough avenues open should the author conjure up further adventures for Pickles and her friends.” – Quill & Quire, October 2019
Endorsements (featured on back cover)
“This book finally answers that all important question: what will pets do during a zombie apocalypse? A fast-paced, funny read with a pinch of fear and a dollop of yuck. No matter what kind of pet you have, you’ll love these four-legged survivors.” — Arthur Slade
“The secret life of post apocalyptic pets. Inventive, thrilling and fun!” — Kevin Sylvester
“They made the strangest fellowship since the one in the Lord of the Rings. Instead of a wizard, an elf, and others, this group consisted of several cats, a raccoon, and a hyperactive hamster led by the courageous Pickles determined to find his beloved human, Connor. Angela Misri takes us on a heart-stopping roller-coaster of a ride through sewers, encounters with rats, an evil opossum, and the ever-present zombies. This is a fabulous story of adventure, friendship, and the true meaning of family.”— Kathy Kacer