The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell
Or so the teachers and students thought.
On what will be the last day in the teaching career of Elaine Oldenburg, who fans of the series know as Foxy, she must fight to survive and protect her students when the zombie outbreak shatters the safety o ...more
The year is 2036, twenty-two years since the Rising and life is no less dangerous. Despite those dangers though, some parents still choose to place their young children in public school systems (eleme ...more
Schools were supposed to have several safety proto ...more
Imagine a school with electronic shackles on student's chairs and amplification tests. *shivers* Grant shares with the reader events that occurred post-rising ...more
Since completing the trilogy, Grant continues to write about the world she created. With the novella The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell, she may finally have returned to the well once too often. It’s a solid story ...more
The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell is horrifying in so many ways. Some may say that it is zombies and we've all seen and read that over and over but Mira Grant has a way of hitting that button that we all have for the HOLY SHIT that tells our bodies to fight or flee.
In this novella she is able to once again hit that button but more than she ever has before. This is about children, and not only children but kindergarteners and first graders. What can be more horr ...more
מאוד קרובים ברעיון ומאוד שונים בביצוע. הראשון הוא "The Girl with All the Gifts" שמדברים עליו הרבה לאחרונה ושגם תורגם לעברית.
השני הוא נובלה של 100 עמודים, The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell של מירה גרנט.
שניהם מדברים על ילדים. שניהם מדברים על זומבים והתנהגות של אנשים בעולם מטורף. רק שבזמן שהנערה עם כל המתנות מתאמצת נורא ומחפשת איך לזעזע ולדכא, הנובלה של מירה גרנט פשוט עושה את זה בצורה מהודקת ומעולה בשליש מהאורך. הנערה עם המת ...more
It tells a tale that doesn't really need the rest of the series to tell, though a few modifications would need to be done to allow readers to have just slightly more information. Or less. Just a few words here or there to indicate: 1) a zombie outbreak had occurred prior to the story here; ...more
I love Mira's work. I'm also a big fan of the horror genre. I'm not easily phased or disturbed. This book didn't especially go into graphic detail regarding the deaths of the children caught in the schoolwide zombie outbreak, but the details we did get- both first and fourth graders with distinct voices and characterization- behaving like kids would in such a situation, coupled with Elaine's frantic attempts to keep the situation together... the kids' absolute trust...more
Born and raised in Northern California, Mira Grant has made a lifelong study of horror movies, horrible viruses, and the inevitable threat of the living dead. In college, she was voted Most Likely to Summon Something Horrible in the Cornfield, and was a founding member of the Horror Movie Sleep-Away Survival Camp, where her record for time survived in the Swamp C ...more