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Armed with a pitchfork, miner’s hat, and map, Mick Bogerman dares to hunt for pirate treasure in Zombie Cave. His little brother Finley is tied up at the beach. Literally--Mick tied him up. No one needs a little brother tagging along when you’re going to slay the undead. But Mick soon wishes he’d taken some human company with him, because lurking in every corner, reachingArmed with a pitchfork, miner’s hat, and map, Mick Bogerman dares to hunt for pirate treasure in Zombie Cave. His little brother Finley is tied up at the beach. Literally--Mick tied him up. No one needs a little brother tagging along when you’re going to slay the undead. But Mick soon wishes he’d taken some human company with him, because lurking in every corner, reaching from every crevice, is another hungry corpse. No wonder the place is named Zombie Cave! And finding treasure in the twisty tunnels is a lot harder when your map disintegrates. And man-oh-man the cold, dark tide chases fast. But the worst part about fighting off ravenous flesh-eaters is the one monster deadlier than a regular zombie . . . the worst of the worst . . . Pirate Pete....

Title : How to Navigate Zombie Cave and Defeat Pirate Pete
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ISBN : 9780990380
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 112 Pages
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How to Navigate Zombie Cave and Defeat Pirate Pete Reviews

  • Carien
    2019-03-23 09:29

    Although this book is meant for children between the age of 8 and 12 I can tell you it's a cool read for older readers as well.Mick goes hunting for gold in Zombie Cave, and the things he encounters are not for the faint of heart. The language in this book might be mild, but the gore and action are plenty. Bogerman sure knows how to write a thrilling adventure full of zombie action.Mick is a fun lead character. He's resourceful, funny, and mostly knows how to handle himself in a tight situation. I rooted for him to succeed in his quest. The zombies were my kind of zombies as well: undead, decaying creatures, hungry for human flesh. There were some tense situations, but nothing too scary in my opinion.For me this was a fast and fun read, and I can advise this book to any zombie lover, and to children who don't shy away from a gory adventure tale. I think I might give the other books in this series a try as well, even though there probably won't be zombies in those.

  • Amanda Mallory
    2019-02-27 02:45

    I received this book free of charge as part of the goodreads.com first reads giveaways, so once again found myself reading a childrens book and What can I say? - other than AWESOME!!! I sat and read the book cover to cover in one sitting because I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. It was so well written and I can truly imagine a child believing all this had happened to them.I would definitely share with all the kids in my family and recommend it to anyone and I look forward to reading some others in the series in the future :D

  • Rachel DeFriez
    2019-03-07 07:34

    Perfect halloween / scary story/ chapter book for elementary and middle grade...funny with just the right amount of eeewww.

  • Jessica Silagy
    2019-03-20 02:35

    I purchased this book at a local indie bookstore, called Pipe and Thimble Publishing, in Lomita, CA.How to Navigate Zombie Cove and Defeat Pirate Pete is an action adventure story that is the first book in the Slug Pie Series. Even though this book is geared towards middle grade readers, older readers (like me) will enjoy this story too!Mick decides to hunt for treasure armed with a pitchfork, a miner's hat, a map, and a Swiss Army Knife. After tying up his little brother Finley, Mick goes cave hunting. Pirate treasure isn't all he finds though - zombies roam the cave! Join Mick on his hunt for adventure (and treasure) as the author tells this story is the first person narrative.If you like dark, dank places and scary, gruesome monsters - than this is the perfect book for you to read! Twists and turns. Gruesome scenes. It's like you're really there with Mick by the way the author writes the story. Very well written.I'm an absolute fan of books that are in a series, so I am really looking forward to reading Mick Bogerman's second book in the Slug Pie Series. If it is anything like the first, I'm sure it will be amazing!

  • Harmony Kent
    2019-03-04 07:46

    Reviewed on behalf of The Review Board by Harmony Kent.I received a free copy of this book in order to provide a review for The Review Board.This is an action/adventure story aimed at middle grade readers. It’s all about zombies and pirate treasure. It has a nice sense of humour running through it, but is also gory at times. I would recommend that an adult read through this first, so they can decide whether their child is ready for this kind of a read. The author keeps the language clean throughout, except for one use of the word “bugger.” … “Whoa, this zombie’s an ugly bugger close under the light.” This surprised me a lot, considering the author otherwise went to so much trouble to keep it clean. I was asked to review this book on behalf of The Review Board, and otherwise would never have picked this up. This is because books about zombies are not my thing. I don’t do horror or gore if I can help it. Which makes this book all the more surprising … because I enjoyed it. I even laughed aloud at times. So, all kudos to the author. Yes, I cringed at times, but on the whole found it an entertaining little book. I’m sure kids would love it—and even a few adults. For me, one of the marks of a great children’s book is that it can be enjoyed by the “older kids” too. How to navigate zombie cave achieved this, I feel. There’s the odd hiccup here and there grammatically, but really not that much. I love the layout of the book: each chapter is a checklist on how to defeat Pirate Pete and navigate Zombie Cave. As it is told from the young boy’s point of view, it is also a fast-paced story and not just a dry list … far from it. I really liked that the story is about looking after younger brothers, too, and has a strong family foundation. All in all, gory as it is at times, it has a real feel-good factor to it.If your kids don’t mind a bit of gore, and love a good laugh, then I would say give this book a go. This is the first in a series, but ties up nicely without leaving loose ends. This could well be a new favourite set of books for middle graders. I rate this at a solid 8 out of 10 stars using the TRB scale, which equals a strong 4 out of 5 stars on other scales.

  • Rebecca Foster
    2019-03-09 05:39

    Writing under the nom de plume of Mick Bogerman, the author tells these stories from the first person perspective - and it works beautifully.Mick is a smart kid, and has enough curiosity and ingenuity to take us with him on several adventures. We see this from the very beginning, as he tells us about his very well thought out decision to tie his brother to a stake, as well as his ability to get a friend to allow him to borrow a treasure map from the museum that employs the boy's father.The map written in the 1700s that basically disintegrated because he forgot to keep it watertight.Oops.Throughout this ebook, there's a wonderful blend of humor, horror, and quick thinking in the face of danger. From chapter one I knew this was a good one.Mick felt real. He made decisions that were smart, but also decisions that were irrational, due to high stress. I mean... zombies! I don't know about you, but I'd probably make some really weird choices, too, if I was trying to keep from being mauled by the undead. And the structure of this story?Definitely not the norm. You won't find "chapters" in this book. Instead, sections are called steps. The first chapter, for example, is: Step 1 Find Zombie CaveIf you ever need to survive a zombie infested treasure hunt, this would be a good ebook to have with you. And bonus! As an ebook, it has a backlight. Very useful in dark terrain.What?! I'm just saying... it may be a good supply to have with you.This book feels like it would be a spectacular read for 4-6th grade readers. It's not long, having a page length roughly equivalent to a Goosebumps story.Don't worry - I'm not comparing it to Goosebumps. Mick Bogerman's work is a unique entity that doesn't need to be compared to anything to stand out as something a young reader would enjoy... and ask for more of. I've even been flirting with the idea of buying the paperback version and holding onto it so that my daughter can read it when she's old enough.(This is a truncation of my full review, posted to Undiscovered Tomes.)

  • Liliana
    2019-03-15 10:23

    Reviewed on Lili Lost in a BookHow to Navigate Zombie Cave and Defeat Pirate Pete is about exactly what the title suggests... Mick sets out to this Zombie Cave in the search of Pirate Pete's treasure and defeat him while he's at it. Why is he doing this, you ask? It's really sweet actually. You see, Mick wants to find the treasure because he wants to help his mom financially! Awwws! Such a sweet kid :)When I first heard about this book I knew I had to read! It just sounded like a lot of fun! And it totally was! Such an adventure! There was non-stop action and it was very humorous! There was also lots of awesome gore, but nothing too gory... it is a children's novel, after all ;)While on his adventure, Mick leaves behind his little brother Finley who wants to come along really badly! But hello! Pirate zombies? I don't think so, little brother. And can I just say how much I loved Mick and Finley's brotherly relationship! Finley annoys the heck out of Mick like any other younger sibling, but in the end he really loves him and will protect him no matter what. It was very endearing :) Kinda reminds me of two other brothers I've recently become obsessed with...One thing, though, we don't get to know Mick all that well and we don't get too much of a back story or a ton of dialogue. There is some, but not too much.But overall, it was an awesome book! It was a very easy, fast read with amazingly vivid and creepy descriptions. Great for the kiddos who love fun adventurous books with a little bit of a creepy twist! This is a series I'll definitely be passing on to my 10-year-old brothers!

  • Sarah
    2019-03-15 03:27

    This review can also be found here. **Copy provided via the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.** I absolutely adore Middle Grade fiction and this book was no exception. It was quick and funny and suspenseful at points. I was either hoping that Mick got out of the situation alright or laughing at something that he said. The plot of this book is really awesome and is what immediately had me accepting the review offer. A boy goes into a cave that is overrun by pirate zombies all to get the treasure that is inside to help his mom so she can quit one of her jobs. It isn't all action and fighting which I really liked since it had a lot of humor in it as well.The way the story is told is unique as well. Each chapter is set up like a step on how to get through zombie cave and defeat the pirates which made it really fun. The story is told from Mick's point of view so it's not completely in list format so you do actually get a great story out of it as well. The book wraps up nicely and doesn't leave any loose ends so the next book is a completely new adventure.I loved Mick and his brother Finley. Mick was impulsive and funny while Finley was the thinker and planner. They made a great team and I enjoyed reading about their adventure. I am looking forward to the rest of the books in this series and will definitely be reading them as they are released.

  • Bruce Gargoyle
    2019-03-15 02:22

    I received a copy of this book from he author for review.Ten Second Synopsis: Twelve year old Mick determines to navigate zombie cave and recover the fabled treasure. He faces many disgusting and rotten challenges and discovers that pitchforks are optional accessories when fighting zombies.Having read the second book in the series first, I had an idea of what to expect with this little sojourn into zombie territory. In this book the reader is plunged straight into the action as Mick ties up his little brother Finley in a (supposedly) safe place on the pretence of playing a cowboy game and heads off with an ill-gotten antique map to retrieve Pirate Pete’s ancient treasure. The descriptive and engaging style is immediately at play here, drawing the reader in as Mick attempts to navigate through confined, poorly lit spaces while fending off Nike-wearing zombies and making the acquaintance of one very unlucky gentleman named Harold. You’d think a pitchfork would be quite useful in such a venture, but you’d only be partially right.This story was a lot more monologue-y than the second in the series, on account of Mick undertaking this adventure mostly on his own, but Mick’s indomitable spirit and drily humorous approach is apparent from the get-go and there is blood-splatting, bone-crunching and internal-organ-squishing fun aplenty for the middle-grade reader with an appetite for such things. Special mention goes to a zombie (or possibly just aged) parrot for comic relief in dire circumstances.Highly recommended.

  • Alexis (Lexi Swoons)
    2019-02-24 09:24

    Original review on Lexi SwoonsMick Bogerman is a cool kid. At his age I was still playing with Barbie's and discovering boy bands. Not Mick and his little brother Finley though, they go on adventures everyday! In this adventure Mick finds his way to Zombie Cave to find Pirate Pete's treasure. He thinks Finley can't handle himself, so he tricks him and leaves him somewhere else so he can conquer Zombie Cave alone. But Mick completely underestimates the zombies and their strength. Turns out, his little brother is his best friend and savior in this book.Mick is such a great character because he's headstrong and determined. For Mick, it doesn't matter what anyone says or does, he knows what he wants and he knows how to get it...well sort of! He is still a kid after all and his ideas are a bit crazy and dramatic. Which of course I love because that's exactly what makes the book so much fun to read and live in. Finley, on the other hand is one smart kid. He figures out how to escape and find his brother just in time. Finley is such a lovable character because he is smart and headstrong just like his brother, but he has such a go-with-the-flow attitude.Overall I really loved this book. The story line was fun and believable (if you're a child at heart like me hehe) and it's really catchy for all kinds of people that read it. Children and adults alike :)

  • Reading Bifrost
    2019-03-22 02:37

    http://readingbifrost.com “This is not a pleasant place to be, even without zombies trying to eat me. Having Finley as company is something I didn’t realize I needed until I got it.” As C.S. Lewis stated, if a children’s story is only enjoyed by children, it’s a bad children’s story. How to Navigate Zombie Cave and Defeat Pirate Pete centers around an adventurous boy named Mick and his younger brother, Finley. Each chapter is a ‘step’ in how to navigate the cave and defeat the pirate, which was a small but nice addition. Mick’s character is impulsive, adventurous and very protective of his younger brother. He seems to try to act mature to help his struggling mother, but it often leaves him in a load of trouble. Finley is imaginative and a thinker. Like a true young boy, he can come up with ‘useful’ things older kids and adults wouldn’t even think of.The story is alright for the first in a series. The author’s world isn’t introduced very well in the first book, so some bits are a tad confusing until it’s explained further later on. The adventure is fun, if not a bit gory, and the interaction between the brothers brings the entire book together. Overall, this is a nice start to the series. I would suggest, however, that parents be strongly cautioned and should read the book themselves first to see if they deem it appropriate for their own children.

  • Moon Shine Art Spot ~ Lisa
    2019-03-01 03:51

    Book description:Armed with a pitchfork, miner’s hat, and map, Mick Bogerman dares to hunt for pirate treasure in Zombie Cave. His little brother Finley is tied up at the beach. Literally--Mick tied him up. No one needs a little brother tagging along when you’re going to slay the undead.But Mick soon wishes he’d taken some human company with him, because lurking in every corner, reaching from every crevice, is another hungry corpse. No wonder the place is named Zombie Cave! And finding treasure in the twisty tunnels is a lot harder when your map disintegrates. And man-oh-man the cold, dark tide chases fast. But the worst part about fighting off ravenous flesh-eaters is the one monster deadlier than a regular zombie . . . the worst of the worst . . . Pirate Pete. REVIEW:I absolutely loved this book, laughing all of the way through with Mick's hilarious reasoning. I love the cover illustration which tempted my non-zombie fan 10 year old to read the book too. This laugh out loud (quite gross) book was provided to me by the author for the purpose of giving an honest review. There are some pretty gross descriptions of zombie brains & other gook along the way, adding to the humor of the story. The characters are typical silly treasure seeking boys on adventure with lots of action and gooey gore packed in. Great read with lots of laughs.

  • Val
    2019-02-27 07:23

    This middle-grade book comes with a warning at the beginning that it is somewhat graphic. And it is. As the title suggests, this is a “how to” book told in the first person by Mick Bogerman. He and his brother Finley end up in a zombie cave and have to learn how to kill zombies in order to find the zombie pirate treasure and escape with their lives.The tone is realistic. I could imagine a young boy narrating it. It’s mainly action without much back story. I found myself drawn deeper into the story when learning about his family’s situation, for instance, and why he wanted to find the pirate treasure, and I hoped for more of that back story. Without it, the zombie-killing-spree seemed one dimensional. However, at the end, Mick proves that he grows as a character.I can see this book appealing more to young male readers. There’s that fun “grossness” to it, with modern references that kids should pick up on (such as when he was breathing heavily, it sounded like his breath was on speaker phone). For me it was a quick read. I am not sure my parents would have approved of me reading such a violent book when I was a kid, but I probably would have snuck it out from the library anyway ;-)I received this book as a gift, but the opinions in this review are my own.

  • Queen Spades
    2019-03-19 05:51

    Note: This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. It is recommended that the parents take heed to the wise warning in front of the book whether this is appropriate for their middle school child.There are so many things I loved about this book.1. The cover is fantastic! It’s been a while since I’ve seen such symmetry between font, graphics and internal content. Impressive!2. The titles of the chapters also doubled as instructions. It was like getting an instructional manual and a graphic adventure story all in one.3. Normally I am not enthralled with present tense writes (it’s an “Unleashed Thing”). Yet this one was done so well that (1) I barely noticed it and (2) The way the author was able to do 1st person without an excessive amount of “I’s” was clap worthy.4. The detailing of locations and the appearance of the zombies made me feel as if I were in a light horror picture of sorts. Non stop action in every page.5. The camaraderie between the two brothers was endearing6. Resolution was not a cliffhanger.There was a bit of awkward sentence structure here and there. Other than that, a very nice read.

  • Stacie
    2019-03-20 02:50

    How to Navigate Zombie Cave and Defeat Pirate Pete is an action packed zombie adventure that takes readers on an exhilarating ride to locate treasure and defeat killer creatures.Mick is on the hunt for pirate treasure and to make sure his little brother doesn't tag along and foul things up he ties him up before heading to the cave. Defeating several zombies on his quest, Mick finds himself pinned down by zombies. The treasure is with in reach, but zombies are on the hunt can Mick escape before it's too late?How to Navigate Zombie Cave and Defeat Pirate Pete is a fantastic read for middle grade readers. I was completely enthralled with the brotherly antics between Mick and Finley and the vicious undead determined to protect the long lost treasure. Readers, especially boys, will be captivated by the setting and young Mick's quest to defeat the evil zombies. The story is well written and the characters are highly entertaining. I recommend picking up a copy of How to Navigate Zombie Cave and Defeat Pirate Pete.

  • Sandra Lopez
    2019-03-19 08:52

    The story is told in the POV of Mick, a wildly imaginative, crafty, and courageous young hero. Each chapter is a step to navigating the dark cave and detailing every rigorous, disgusting task to finding the treasure. It was gross, but not scary—just right for kids. Reading this filled me with nostalgia, recalling those Goosebump books I read as a kid. The language was colorful and descriptive, but it was also clean and relatable to most 12-year olds. Story was simple, quick, and fun. I may not have been 100% into it the entire way, but it was a cute adventure story. I look forward to more Slug Pie stories.

  • Kristin Scearce
    2019-03-19 03:25

    Disclaimer: I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.I was so excited to read this story just from the cover and blurb. Although it's "middle-grade", I found it immensely enjoyable, and I laughed myself silly quite a bit. Who wouldn't want to read a young boy exploring a zombie cave and trying to find pirate treasure? I definitely wouldn't want to BE said explorer, but Mick's story is awesome, and I couldn't put the book down until I'd finished it (and made notes right along with him as to what I'd need should I ever decide to pursue this adventure...).5 stars!

  • K.A. Tomasovich
    2019-02-22 05:27

    Fun book. I won it in a giveaway. It was like the goonies but with zombies. I enjoyed Mick's voice and humor. My favorite part was when Finley got in in the action. Great story about an adventurous boy and his little brother.

  • Lisa
    2019-03-20 06:37

    This is a really fun romp for the younger market. There is plenty of action, with enough disgusting stuff to delight those who like things to be a little squeamish with zombies, guts and gore galore (be warned). I received this book for free through Goodreads first reads.

  • Matthew
    2019-03-08 09:44

    I thought this book was okay. It was shorter then I expected. Also I thought this book could use more details. I won this book on goodreads first reads giveaway.

  • Mariana Farcas
    2019-03-21 09:23

    Very scary, so much tension, very graphical novel. Two brothers end up in a zombie cave and they learn to kill zombies and they find the pirate treasure and escape.

  • Katherine Schmoyer
    2019-03-22 08:34

    I started to read but my stomach couldn't handle it. I've just never been a fan of zombies. Yuck!