School of Fear

School of Fear

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For the first time--maybe ever--Madeleine, Theo, Lulu, and Garrison are not looking forward to the start of summer, and three little words are to blame: School of Fear. In what they're sure will be the longest and most terrifying six weeks of their lives, the foursome must face their phobias head-on as students of the exclusive and elusive school. There's no homework or exams. But if they don't conquer their fears by the end of the summer, they'll find out just how frightening failing can be.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 137 x 197 x 25mm | 290g
  • New York, NY, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • w. ills by Gifford, Carrie
  • 0316033278
  • 9780316033275
  • 243,029

About Gitty Daneshvari

Former Contrafilms Director of Development, Gitty Daneshvari is the author of the adult novel The Makedown. This is Gitty's debut children's book, and it was inspired by her many childhood fears. She hoped that one day they'd help her, and, as it turns out, they have. She lives in New York. Carrie Gifford spent many years teaching and directing children's theater before starting Red Cap Cards with her husband. Her signature pencil-and-ink style is inspired by her childhood memories. She lives in Los Angeles.
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Rating details

7,539 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 30% (2,243)
4 33% (2,470)
3 26% (1,963)
2 9% (651)
1 3% (212)

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Do you have any irrational fears? Do you wish to get rid of them? This summer, four twelve year olds - Madeleine, Theo, Lulu, and Garrison - will be forced by their parents to go to the School of Fear and see if they can do just that. This elite, private boarding school is full of gloominess and lanterns that hang from rusty old chains. The inhabitants spend endless hours of learning proper smiling and waving with their former beauty pageant contestant principal herself. With a creepy groundskeeper, a crazy principal, and an unorthodox teacher, the school is more fearsome than the children's actual fears. In order to escape, they'll have to work together as a team and face their fear head on. With only six weeks to do it and a servant who's in desperate need of help getting out of there, will they succeed? SCHOOL OF FEAR is a gloomy but hilarious book. The characters are entertaining, especially the bad guys. The plot is unique and fun to read. Readers who like A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, fantasy, and over-the-top villains will all enjoy this book. *Gold Star Award Winner!show more
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