Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 12
- Grade: 4 to 7
Trip, the clumsy but streetwise raccoon, has managed to survive the zombie apocalypse with the help of animal friends and a few kind humans. But he can’t help but notice one thing: he’s the only raccoon in his crew. In fact, he’s the only raccoon he’s seen in ages.
Where have all the raccoons gone?
The answer to that question is scarier than any zombie horde. People have discovered that raccoons are more than just rodents who knock over their garbage bins; they might be a tool for ending zombie-ism.
And that is bad news for raccoons.
About the author
Angela Misri is an author and journalist of Indian descent. She was born in London, U.K., and briefly lived in Buenos Aires before moving to Canada in 1982. Angela is the author of the Portia Adams Adventures series and several essays on Sherlock Holmes. In 2019, she published Pickles vs. the Zombies, her first book about animals in a zombie apocalypse, to widespread acclaim. She earned her BA in English Literature from the University of Calgary and her MA in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario. As a former CBC Radio digital manager and the Digital Director at The Walrus, Angela is never offline (although she prefers to write long form in notebooks). Angela plays MMORPGs, speaks several web languages, and owns too many comic books. She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.
“Trip of the Dead is hilarious, it’s action packed and suspenseful and a reminder that a family can be made of many different species.”
Storytime with Stephanie
“In case you need a little humour with your thrills and chills, check out Trip of the Dead by Angela Misri (Dancing Cat Books, 9-12), the hilarious sequel to her comical zombie thriller, Pickles vs. The Zombies. Trip, the intrepid raccoon hero of her earlier book, with a little help from his feline friend, Ginger, and Emmy the Wonder-Hamster, leaves his pet humans and sets off on a quest to see if rumours that raccoons are being held hostage in a zombie-free encampment are true.”
The Globe and Mail
“… Children who enjoy animal stories filled with outdoor adventures and friendships will be drawn to Trip of the Dead. Recommended.”
“Angela Misri's work is whimsical and creative, relating human conflicts and insecurities to the animals in her story, and thereby making them approachable. Having a fearful and unsure character play the hero, Misri shows that anyone can find courage, as long as they have the right motivation.”
Canadian Children's Book News