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Revenge of the Tiki Men! (The Weird Zone Book 8) by [Abbott, Tony]
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Synopsis

The kids in Grover's Mill face another challenge when giant Tiki men begin literally popping up all over town, promoting a race to restore the Zone and normality.

From the Author

A few words about the book and a quiz
Hi, I'm Tony Abbott. Welcome to the sort of bizarre world of The Weird Zone. The Revenge of the Tiki Men. I knew long before I had a book, that this was going to be a title. I'm glad I was able to write it before the series ended.

Now, the answers to the quiz. As you know (yeah, right!), the Tiki Men of Grover's Mill are ancient. They go way way back into prehistory, so they know lots and lots of nearly useless information about stuff. Now, they will reveal the answers to . . . THE WEIRD ZONE QUIZ!!!!

1. Do you know where the name of the town in the Weird Zone -- Grover's Mill -- comes from? -- It comes from the 1939 radio broadcast of 'The War of The Worlds' put on by Orson Welles. In the radio show, Grovers Mill, New Jersey, is the site of the first Martian landing . . . (just like in my series, the aliens always seem to land there).

.2 What's so funny about the name of the pancake restaurant in town? --There is a famous story by Edgar Allan Poe called 'The Fall of the House of Usher.' I thought of the International House of Pancakes and I thought that in the Zone, Mr. Usher should be the owner of the pancake house.

3. Where did the name of the drive-in movie theater come from? --The Plan Nine Drive In comes from that awful movie Plan 9 From Outer Space. It is really a terribly done movie, but awesomely fun to watch. A little scary, though, so check with your parents.

4. When Exetor tells the kids that 'Zoll is Zoll' what old TV show am I sort of quoting? --You'll never get this. There was an old Star Trek show (from the original series) where, when Captain Kirk (I think) asks who some guy named Voll is, an alien answers, "Why, Voll is Voll."

5. Can you name the real songs that I'm making fun of when Mike puts on the tape of Classic Food Songs of the Great Crooners? There are three songs, on pages 86, 87, and 90. -- Help from parents (or other old folks) might help. The songs are: 'That's Amore' for page 86, 'Blue Skies' for page 87, and 'I've Got you Under My Skin.'

6.What's so strange about the names of the Dunk twins? -- They are the same. Rob and Bob (both short for Robert). Also, what's the whole joke about the title of their eating establishment? -- It's the Double Dunk Donut Den. The joke to me is that you might think that when we say double dunk, we mean that you dunk your donut twice. Huh-uh. The double dunk refers to the two Dunk brothers!

7. What's the joke about the school's name? -- Easy one! The name of the school is W. Reid. Scramble those letters and you get . . . WEIRD!

By for now! I've got a bunch of books coming out later this year. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

By the way, if you want to write to me, I'm at theabbotts@worldnet.att.net Happy Reading!


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 623 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Open Road Media Young Readers (10 Jun. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KGMIWAC
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By Steven R. McEvoy TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 14 Jan. 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
I went from reading the first book in this series to reading the last. My mistake but still a great read. There was nothing in the book that made it feel like anything was missing. If a book in a series can be read as a standalone, it holds up well especially books for children. I have enjoyed everything that I have read by Tony Abbott, I have read across series, genre's, from early readers to much more serious reads and they are all good reads. It is great to see Tony's earlier series coming back into print in eBook formats by Open Road Integrated Media. They are bringing back to life three of Tony's series, The Danger Guys, The Weird Zone and Cracked Classics. They have made 20 of Tony Abbott's out of print books available and I think that is awesome.

This the second series Tony Abbott wrote, and it was originally published in the mid 90's. These books are set in Grover's Mill and it is a town known to be more than a little strange. Sort of the center of a Triangle of strangeness. It focuses around close friendships, and our key characters are Liz, Holly, Sean, Jeff and Mike. They consider themselves normal, and most of the residents of the town are Zoners. Maybe Grover's Mill is so weird because the town lake is called lake lake. Or maybe it is because it sits in the center of a triangle made up of a secret government UFO testing base, a dinosaur graveyard, and Humongous Horror Movie Studios. This group of friends have nicknamed their town 'the weird zone' and to be honest a day would not be normal there unless if something really weird happened. Mike wishes for it to be a non-weird day but that does not last very long. For soon a giant Tiki head raised up from the ground right at home plate on the ball diamond.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun read 14 Jan. 2016
By Steven R. McEvoy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I went from reading the first book in this series to reading the last. My mistake but still a great read. There was nothing in the book that made it feel like anything was missing. If a book in a series can be read as a standalone, it holds up well especially books for children. I have enjoyed everything that I have read by Tony Abbott, I have read across series, genre's, from early readers to much more serious reads and they are all good reads. It is great to see Tony's earlier series coming back into print in eBook formats by Open Road Integrated Media. They are bringing back to life three of Tony's series, The Danger Guys, The Weird Zone and Cracked Classics. They have made 20 of Tony Abbott's out of print books available and I think that is awesome.

This the second series Tony Abbott wrote, and it was originally published in the mid 90's. These books are set in Grover's Mill and it is a town known to be more than a little strange. Sort of the center of a Triangle of strangeness. It focuses around close friendships, and our key characters are Liz, Holly, Sean, Jeff and Mike. They consider themselves normal, and most of the residents of the town are Zoners. Maybe Grover's Mill is so weird because the town lake is called lake lake. Or maybe it is because it sits in the center of a triangle made up of a secret government UFO testing base, a dinosaur graveyard, and Humongous Horror Movie Studios. This group of friends have nicknamed their town 'the weird zone' and to be honest a day would not be normal there unless if something really weird happened. Mike wishes for it to be a non-weird day but that does not last very long. For soon a giant Tiki head raised up from the ground right at home plate on the ball diamond. Followed by the appearance of Buddy Kool and an ever growing army of jungle men dressed in grass and mud and twigs, sort of covered in weeds. And that is just the beginning of the weird ness. Soon giant Tiki Heads are popping up all over the place and a primeval jungle starts taking over everything. It is up to the friends to save the day again!

This book was a good fun read, and I have started reading them with my son who loves them. It is like the earlier series Danger Guys, or later series Goodballs in many ways. It is a good fun read that children will enjoy. It is geared for a younger audience than some of his books, but he writes from 4-16 but as an adult I have enjoyed many of his books. I highly recommend this title. And look forward to reading more in the series.
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