When Aquila Robinson and her friend Naomi find a magical ring at the bottom of a stony creek, strange things begin to happen. The sound of shuffling feet emerges from the woods, followed closely by a low moaning, "brraaaiiinnsss", that sends the girls running and begins an adventure that could only come from the mind of a seven-year-old author.
Septic Zombie is the first story written by home-schooled seven year old Aquila Robinson (the real Aquila). With the help of her father (best-selling author Jeremy Robinson), Aquila has written and released this book, which she dictated to her father. Every word is hers, though she did work with an editor (mostly to fix Dad's typos). She even contacted the authors below and asked them to read the book - these are real endorsements!
About the author: Aquila Robinson is a seven-year-old homeschooler with aspirations of being an author like her father, Jeremy Robinson. She also aspires to owning her own restaurant, something she and her friends experienced by turning the house into a restaurant complete with waitresses, chefs, hostesses, and real paying customers. Septic Zombie, like the restaurant, is an extension of her creative, child-led homeschooling.
What made the experience of listening to Septic Zombie: A Short Story Written by a Seven-Year-Old Home Schooled Girl the most enjoyable?
The 7 year old mind that created it! Such talent and such fun!!
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Hope this contributes to getting that puppy!!!
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Let me start by saying that I am a dad. It's the best thing by far that I've ever been. I've also been a husband, a Sergeant First Class in the Army, a Union Carpenter and a Huge Zombie nut. I've watched every zombie flick, TV show, read every Zombie Apocalypse book I could get my hands on to include the Arizen series, and the Mountain Man series. This story had me absolutely grinning ear to ear. It made me feel like a kid again.
Thank You, Aquila.
PS. Tell your dad he'd better build that fence fast, 'cause it looks like you're getting a dog very soon.
This book is solid. It has everything. Suspense, action, mystery, and character development. I'm going to share it for sure. Keep up the good work and I can't wait for the next one.
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A brilliant short story that perfectly captures that endearing wonderment of childhood. It's wildly entertaining with solid story progression, memorable and distinctive characters, and a happy ending. The descriptions are detailed and provide solid references to firmly established points in pop culture. Robinson demonstrates a grasp of vocabulary and dialogue far past most children her age, and it is truly a joy to read her work.R.C Bray provides a dynamic and engaging performance, very true to the tone of the story. The sound effects are also very well voiced.
This short story is perfect for kids and adults alike. I actually laughed out loud at parts. The illustrations go really well with the story and I think kids will get a huge kick out of them. I look forward to introducing my nephews to this book, which is the biggest complement I can give, I think they will love it.
R.C.Bray was a surprising choice for this story but after listening to it, he was a perfect choice. Rock-Star Zombie has to be my favourite.
Where to begin- Zombie stories are my favorite. So needless to say, I've read many. While even though some zombie stories are predictable, I still thoroughly enjoy them. Now Septic Zombie is completely original! A ballerina zombie? How original! Rock star zombie? Brilliant! This young lady ( she's SEVEN ?!?!!!) has talent and she will be on MY watch list.
Anyone care to start a fan club :)
Aquilla Robinson has to be jumping with joy to have a legend like RC Bray to narrate her first story. For a 7 year old it was a very entertaining short story brought to life like only RC Bray can. I throughly recommend anyone to part with the couple of dollars and 20mins of there time to listen to this young authors book.