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March 25 , 2010

Abigail and Her Pet Zombie

An Illustrated Children's Beginner Reader Perfect for Bedtime Story (Book 1)


3/14/2014  FIRST PLACE WINNER Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards !!

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Award-winning, internationally published, author of "The Risen" series, Marie F Crow, introduces her illustrated children's series of self-esteem, acceptance and diversity. This series of fun, beginner readers is perfectly suited for bedtime story and spending engaging, quality time with your children.

This is the first book of the Abigail and Her Pet Zombie series from author Marie F Crow. It is a humorous story of a little girl and her comical pet. This is a 21 page, illustrated, lighthearted, fun short story for ages 3 to 8.


Abigail isn't a normal five-year-old girl. She doesn't have normal five-year-old pets. Abigail has a Pet Zombie. This is their story...

                                                    In this life I would like to remind you;

                                                    That not every goal may come true,
                                                  That not all heroes may shine through,
                                                         That parents are not perfect,

                                                  And teachers always try their best, too.

                                                        That hope is the brightest light,
                                          That dreams can take you to the greatest of heights,
                                              That every victory no matter how big or small,

                                                 Is the path to the greatest discovery, you.

                                                                     Marie F Crow

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Review of Abigail and Her Pet Zombie as seen on NBC's "The Morning Blend"

"Abigail and Her Pet Zombie is an illustrated children’s book for ages 3 and up by Author Marie F Crow. Abigail is not your regular five year old. She has a zombie for a pet. This book is fun and quirky and has great illustrations, (the zombie keeps losing his hand). It is perfect for older siblings to read to their younger brothers and sisters."

Professor of English at Alverno College, author, and writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Carol Barrowman

What people are saying about Abigail and Her Pet Zombie:

"I had to buy it after I read it to my 3rd grade class! I love this book!"

"A great story to read to my grandson. The illustrations are wonderful!"

"Abigail and Her Pet Zombie is a unique story with a wonderful message, and quite hip in today's current market."

"Great job in taking the scary out of the unusual and different. Nice message for kiddos to not judge based on fears of the unknown, but give different a chance."

"I love anything and all things zombie related, this book was no different! A sweet little story, amazing illustrations, I really am liking this author. My boys and are looking forward to more stories just like this one!!!!"

"The moral of this story is don't be afraid to befriend people who are different. This book stresses the importance of embracing diversity."

"My daughter and I love this adorable little tale! The illustrations are super cute and the characters have a life of their own. I enjoyed reading it to her as much as she loved it! I highly recommend this awesome children's book! A+!!"

"Great fun! This book is a quick easy read and makes a fun unconventional bedtime story. We recommend it highly!"

"I bought this book because I am a fan of Marie F Crow, and I am so glad I did!! This is such a great story about Abigail and Her Pet Zombie. I am going to order several more around Christmas for all my friends with children!"

"I bought this book for my 2 & 4 year old granddaughters and they love it! They are constantly asking us to read it over and over because they like the message - just because someone is different, that doesn't make them bad. I am looking forward to the author to continuing the Abigail series because I will definitely buy the books!"

"This is an excellent children's book! The story teaches a great lesson about not judging people by their appearance. The illustrations are very well done. Simply put ... this is a fantastic book! My grandchildren loved it!!"

"Marie F. Crow has the most talented artist and the art work brings the book to life. Each page is attractive and perfect for the little ones. Step outside the box and get your kiddo's a copy because this title is not just for the Halloween season but for all year long. I cannot wait for the next adventure with Abigail and Her Pet Zombie. I have this wild idea that Marie has tons more where this came from!!"

"Abigail and Her Pet Zombie is the definition of what the perfect children's book should be. The book consists of a unique story with original characters that kids can actually relate to and it's all expressed by a a fun plot and captivating and engaging illustrations that I'm sure anyone can appreciate, regardless of age."

Even though this is a children's book, I couldn't help but purchase this for myself just to look at the impressive illustrations. In this first book of her new "Abigail and Her Pet Zombie" series, it actually serves as an educational guide to children if you can believe that. It teaches your child that it is okay to be different than other people and have different interests. We live in such a judgmental society where people criticize others based on their appearance alone. I think it is important that children learn at an early age that it is okay to be different, so they won't grow up to be cruel bullies. Marie F. Crow teaches this well using a humorous and comical approach with her story telling. I look forward to the next book in this series.

*** It is my pleasure to offer Abigail and Her Pet Zombie to children of all ages. Thank you for your interest in what I think is something very special... Marie F Crow ***

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About the Author:

Marie F Crow is the author of the post-apocalyptic series, The Risen. She weaves her stories around the human element of the horror verses the "monsters" themselves. She believes that the real horror of life does not come from the expected, but from the unexpected responses of the human nature and what depths of trauma a person has to survive in certain situations. She began writing The Risen series when feeling that the popular genre was slipping too deep into the realm of pure "slasher" and forgetting what the horror of zombies can mean for a story.

Now with her children's series launched, Marie hopes to use her favorite "monster" as a teaching tool to inspire children to understand that not everything that looks scary, is scary. With Abigail and Her Pet Zombie series, Marie hopes to further spread her love for all things "that go bump in the night" with small children showing them that it's okay to be different and to embrace those same differences in those around them.

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