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The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell

(Newsflesh #3.2)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  1,254 Ratings  ·  156 Reviews
Outside the classroom walls the Rising was spreading, but inside was a carefully protected sanctuary against the growing threat.

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
Kindle Edition, 112 pages
Published July 15th 2014 by Orbit (first published July 14th 2014)
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Sep 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
mira grant is the gift that keeps on giving, and the presents are MOAR NEWSFLESH STORIES!!! why don't more authors do this for their readers?? probably because it's hard to keep revisiting the same world and finding one more unexplored corner of the situation to exploit. but grant keeps on doing it, and i never get tired of these shorts, far from it. her writing is always so sharp, and she has balls of steel, particularly in this one. everything she writes is smart and funny and heartbreaking, a ...more
‘We forget sometimes how easy it is for the survivors to look back on history and judge those who came before. It’s simpler when there is a villain, when there is a reason for things to have gone so terribly, terribly wrong. [...] Sometimes there is no reason for things to go wrong. They just do.’

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
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am really not someone who enjoys Zombie books, but this series is amazing. Mira Grant doesn't focus on the Zombies, but rather on the changes needed in the society to cope with their existence. On top of that I do not normally like novella's, as I need quite a bit of time to get to know the characters and get into the story, but I love the Newsflesh shorts. They are complete stories, and always give you insight into an area of the post-rising. In this, one of my favorites, she looks at what wo ...more
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When I read Feed, the first novel of Mira Grant’s Newsflesh trilogy, I amazed by her world-building and her storytelling. As I read the final two novels and the accompanying novellas, I fell deeper in love with the world Grant had created. After reading the latest novella, The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell, I think Feed is only the second-best thing she’s written. This, I believe, is Mira Grant’s masterpiece. What sticks out to me more than anything else is the author’s bravery. This story, ...more
“She looked around the classroom, taking in the terrified faces and tear-filled eyes, and knew that she had a choice to make. She could try to calm them, she could try to keep them under control…or she could run. Her return to the classroom had been automatic, training and habit cutting through the thin veil of panic and forcing her back to the one place she knew she could be safe. The halls had still been empty when she ran along them, and zombies weren’t good with doorknobs; even if her dimly ...more
Have you ever been stunned silent by a book? That is what happened here. This is so heartbreaking and sad that you have no words to explain exactly how your feeling. This is the last book in this series that I have read and you won't forget it anytime soon. If you have read the other books you will come across a character named Foxy in Seattle. This is the story of Foxy before she was Foxy and was just a 1st grade teacher named Elaine Oldenburg.

Schools were supposed to have several safety proto
Kimberley doruyter
this story was too realistic for comfort, it's scary how mira can paint a scene so lifelike you forget it isn't real.
Wendi Lee
This novella expands on the world post-Rising, as seen in the Feed trilogy. I love how this tragic event (occurring before the first book in the trilogy) shows us the way schools were changed, sometimes ineffectively, after the first zombie Rising. I also love the unexpected glimpse into one of Feed's more stranger supporting characters.
Sonja Arlow
3 1/2 stars - another great addition to the Feed world. Review to follow
☕ Kimberly
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell by Mira Grant offers us another glimpse of life post-rising that occurred in her Newflesh Trilogy. I am not a huge fan of novellas but Grant tells a complete story and this triolgy is one of my all time favorites so I make sure to read each one. I have yet to be disappointed, in fact I only crave 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
Erin (PT)
I have to marvel at Grant's ability to write stories where you know the outcome, going in, and yet she still holds you enthralled through the journey. It feels macabre to say this was a great story, since it is a story about children dying, but it was a GREAT STORY! Hard to read, yes, especially since I'm of an age that my friends and family have children the same ages at the children in the book, and it's all too easy to put a face--and emotional reaction--to the story's events, but I do think ...more
This was a tough book to read, you know things are going to end bad, very bad. As we watch Elaine go through her day you think she is going to beat things, that she will get the kids out, but with each decision it's almost like someone is working against her, she's just minutes or seconds too late. I feel for the position that Elaine was in, she really tried, but it was an uphill battle. I thought the story of looking back interspersed with the real time was good. It shows how when you have time ...more
Shawn Holman
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These shorts are amazing. She has the ability to keep the story line new and fresh and this one in particular was really engaging and disturbing. Loved it!
Terry Weyna
Sep 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mira Grant created a fascinating world in her NEWSFLESH, is a masterful piece of hard science fiction, combining medical detail with political intrigue with intricate worldbuilding. Her characters were so real that the end of the first book in the trilogy, Feed, reduced me to tears.

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
Christina  Torretta
Mira Grant is a horror genius.

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
Aug 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, 2014
The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell chronicles a zombie outbreak at an elementary school, focusing on one heroic schoolteacher who must lead her first graders to safety. She does not lead them all to safety. I couldn't help but be reminded of the superior San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats , a much richer work that hits many of the same beats. As in that novella, Grant continually drops ominous hints about the outcome throughout to build suspense and increase tension ...more
Yuli Michaeili
Apr 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
סיימתי בשלושה הימים האחרונים לקרוא שני ספרים, או יותר נכון ספר ונובלה.
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
Jul 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this was terrifying and great. if you liked the zombie containment lockdown security terror of the novels this is the novella closest to that in tone. it's detailed and intense and once it was over i was ready to go drinking with alaric because shit gets dark. i can't wait for more novel-length newsflesh.
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, novella
This is a tough story to read, because it's about a zombie outbreak in an elementary school. In Grant's zombie world, young children can't be zombies (there's a weight threshold for the virus to awaken) but they can certainly get eaten by them. It's a gut punch and not as fun as zombie kangaroo hijinks, as in the previous novella in the series.
Bea  Charmed
A bit of a cliffhanger ending and the title is slightly misleading. I hadn't really thought about how the zombie uprising would have affected schools so it was interesting to see how it was handled but I was still left with a lot of questions at the end of the story.
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tense short story from Mira Grant/Seanan McGuire, exploring the consequences of a zombie outbreak in an elementary school, and the consequences of heroism.
Beverly J.
Mira Grant is a consummate writer and I'm always onboard for another Newsflesh. I was a bit taken aback at the ending of this one however.
Jul 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As a teacher, I really related to this one. Hoo boy. Ninety minutes of creepy excitement.
Shannon Luchies
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh wow.

I mentioned how San DIego caused eye leakage? This one did too, tho more in painful sympathy.

Poor poor woman. Just... WOW.
Lexxi Kitty
I read this novella for the first time in October of 2014. Almost but not quite three years ago. Immediately after finishing the story I wanted to read it again. It is a very compelling story. Very interesting.

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;
L. Rambit
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was absolutely haunting.

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

Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
I’ve read it as a palate-cleanser after the (decidedly underwhelming) All the Pretty Little Horses, and it reminded me why I love the Newsflesh series so much in the first place. Structurally, this one is similar to San Diego 2014, in that a lot of the tension and suspense stems not from the desire to know who’ll make it – you are forewarned that most won’t – but from how people are going to behave under the pressure of forceful reminders of their mortality. I liked SD 2014 better because of the ...more
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoy the Newsflesh series. I’m a zombie book lover and enjoy this series initially because of this. I stay for all of the additional story lines because the author has created a rich world with characters that are intriguing and well rounded. I well understand why this series has won awards. Those who like this unusual genre will be drawn in by this new refreshing look.
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read a lot of zombie fiction, but this was probably the most difficult I have ever read. As the parent of a young child, this was particularly hard to read- brutal even. I stand by my dislike for the main character.
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
fast-paced, well-written addition to the FEED universe.
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Mira also writes as Seanan McGuire.

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

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