Scarum Fair

Front Cover
Wordsong, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 31 pages
17 Reviews
Enter the Scarum Fair ... if you dare! Take a ride on the Scary-Go-Round and Teacup Terror, or enter the Coffin Race. Meet The Head, The Hand, and Madame Ratowski, the palm reader who likes to be paid in swiss cheese. Visit the chiropractic tent of Dr. Crunch, who'll "pulverize your sternum, and disconnect your knee, then move your metatarsals where your tailbone used to be." And unusual food awaits: sample some cat-hair stew, I-scream, and a type-A blood-red punch. Cap off the entertainment with a special event: Count Dracula's wedding. Jessica Swaims's deliciously creepy, funny poems are brought to life by Carol Ashley's gorgeous, ghoulish illustrations in this CRA Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Silver Honor Book.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
3
4 stars
7
3 stars
6
2 stars
0
1 star
1

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - KimJD - LibraryThing

Grades 2-5 In this collection of 29 poems, readers start with "The Ghoul at the Gate" that snatches unsuspecting children into the graveyard that is the home of Scarum Fair. Once inside, they are ... Read full review

Review: Scarum Fair

User Review  - Elizabeth Finney - Goodreads

Some fun poems to pull out around Halloween - kids who like creepy will enjoy reading thru and poring over the pictures. Pictures don't always seem to match the text, but going along in the same creepy-cute vein. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Jessica Swaim is a former children's librarian and currently catalogs library materials for a school district in Colorado. She is the author of a rhyming picture book,The Hound form the Pound. She lives near Denver, Colorado.

Carol Ashley earned a BFA in animation and an MFA in film and art from the California Institute of the Arts. She worked on such films asOver the Hedge, Madagascar,andFlushed Away.She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. This is her first picture book. Jessica Swaim is a former children's librarian and currently catalogs library materials for a school district in Colorado. She is the author of a rhyming picture book,The Hound from the Pound. She lives near Denver, Colorado. Carol Ashley earned a BFA in animation and an MFA in film and art from the California Institute of the Arts. She worked on such films asOver the Hedge, Madagascar, andFlushed Away. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. This is her first picture book.

Bibliographic information