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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - missbrandysue - LibraryThing
Scarum Fair is a poetry book for children that is full of short, fun poems that are perfect for Halloween. Maybe it's illustrator Carol Ashley but this book is very "Tim Burton"esque to me. The ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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