In his fiction debut--and the start of a new series--celebrated illustrator K.G. Campbell brings a touch of Tim Burton to this singularly strange and wonderful story about a lonely boy whose life is about to get a whole lot more complicated when a zombie follows him home.
August DuPont has spent his whole life inside a dilapidated house with his aunt Hydrangea. His lonely existence ends abruptly with the arrival of an invitation to meet an aunt--and cousins--he didn't even know existed. When Aunt Orchid suggests that August attend school with his cousins, it's a dream come true. But August has scarcely begun to celebrate his reversal of fortune when he is confronted by a small
problem on his way home. So begins an adventure filled with a wild child, a zombie, a fabled white alligator, and an unimaginable family secret.
Keith G. Campbell was born in Kenya, but raised and educated in Scotland. He graduated with a Master's degree in Art History from the University of Edinburgh. After trying on several careers, Keith eventually returned to his early passion of writing and illustrating stories. He is the author/ illustrator of Lester's Dreadful Sweaters, which earned him a Golden Kite Award for Best Picture Book Illustration. He is also the winner of two Ezra Jack Keats Awards. Keith is now a full-time author/illustrator and lives in California. Learn more at kgcampbell.com and follow him @artbykgcampbell.