Prince of Underwhere by Bruce Hale
(Underwhere Series)

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It's tough to be ZeKe.

He's got his hands full: There is his prissy, know-it-all twin sister; his mean cousin Caitlyn, who's house-sitting for his missing parents; and a bully making life tough at school (as though it wasn't hard enough already). And now, thanks to a stinky, scruffy, good-for-nothing talking cat, he's also got to cope with zombies, midget freedom fighters, devious spies, superstar rappers, and a whole weird world beneath our own where people wear their underwear on the outside of their clothes.


About Bruce Hale

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Author Bio: Edgar-nominated author Bruce Hale ( is passionate about inspiring reluctant readers to read. He has written or illustrated more than 25 seriously funny books for children, including the popular Chet Gecko Mysteries series and the comics-novel hybrid, Underwhere, as well as picture books such as Snoring Beauty and Moki and the Magic Surfboard. An actor and a Fulbright Scholar in Storytelling, Bruce is in demand as a speaker, having presented at conferences, universities, and schools across North America. His acting resume includes regional commercials, theater, and an independent film, “The Ride”. Bruce's book The Malted Falcon was an Edgar Award Finalist. Murder, My Tweet won the Little D Award for Humor Writing. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.Illustrator Bio: Brandon Dorman ( received a BFA from Brigham Young University-Idaho and since then has created hundreds of illustrations for books and magazines. Some of his best-known works include the #1 New York Times best-selling picture book The Wizard; cover art for the Newbery Honor Book Savvy; the best-selling Fablehaven series; and the popular Goosebumps series. He is married and the father of three boys, including one named—appropriately enough--Max.
Published June 6, 2009 by HarperCollins. 176 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this mixed-format series opener, straight text switches to comic-strip panels whenever the young narrator and his twin leave their suburban neighborhood to visit an alternate Earth that features zombies, mini–T.

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I already know about those.” It seems that Zeke, his twin sister and best friend tumble into a “black hole” in a partially constructed house and land in an underground realm, where the zombie-like Undies (who wear their underwear on the outside) proclaim Zeke the “lost prince of Underwhere” and g...

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