Skary Childrin and the Carousel of Sorrow

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Alfred A. Knopf, Mar 12, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 265 pages
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Adelaide Foss, Maggie Borland, and Beatrice Alfred are known by their classmates at Widowsbury's Madame Gertrude's School for Girls as "scary children." Unfairly targeted because of their peculiarities—Adelaide has an uncanny resemblance to a werewolf, Maggie is abnormally strong, and Beatrice claims to be able to see ghosts—the girls spend a good deal of time isolated in the school's inhospitable library facing detention. But when a number of people mysteriously begin to disappear in Widowsbury, the girls work together, along with Steffen Weller, son of the cook at Rudyard School for Boys, to find out who is behind the abductions. Will they be able to save Widowsbury from a sinister 12-year-old curse?
 

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User Review  - KimJD - LibraryThing

From August 2011 SLJ: Gr 4-6–Twelve years ago, a ferocious storm tore through the town of Widowsbury, unleashing evil forces. Now, the residents view any strangers with distrust. And so when Mr ... Read full review

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User Review  - catnor - LibraryThing

This book always kept your butt on the edge of your seat. It was a super de duper scary story. This book kept me interested and made me always want to read before I went to bed. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER ONE NewLibrarian Day
1
CHAPTER Two Twelve Is an Unlucky Number
31
CHAPTER THREE The Smell of Fear
51
CHAPTER FOUR A Letter by Phillip Post
77
CHAFTER SIX Somcthingls Hungry
113
CHAYTER SEVEN The Woman with the Butterfly on Her Head
135
CHAPTER EIGHT Something Is Very Dispiezlsed
157
CHAPTER NINE A Friend
179
CHAPTER TEN Betrayal
195
CHAPTER ELEVEN A Terrible Spinning
231
CHAmR TWELVE Skary Childrin
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KATY TOWELL is the creator of the Childrin R Skary website. She is also a graphic designer, writer, and illustrator in Los Angeles with dreams of one day being the scary old lady in the house about which all the neighborhood children tell ghost stories. When not doing these things, she collects antiques, strange teas, and carnivorous houseplants, and she plays a little tune on her violin now and again. She is currently working on her second middle-grade novel for Knopf Books for Young Readers.

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