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Skary Childrin and the Carousel of Sorrow Twelve years ago for 12 days straight the town of Widowsbury suffered a terrible storm which tore open a gate through which escaped all sorts of foul rotten things Strange things and strange people were no longer welcomed in Widowsbury for one could never be sure of what secrets waited under the surface 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 12 year old curse I love Katy Towell please check out her website childrin r skary and watch the awesome videos and this is a pretty good freshman attempt at a novel but there are too many places where it feels like she's making it up as she goes along for this to be a really effective plotting The characters are wonderful as is the moral of the story and the illustrations are freakin' amazing I wanted of them Maybe though Towell should write graphic novels From August 2011 SLJGr 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 Zoethout arrives in town on the storm’s anniversary it is no surprise that his vending cart full of sweets is ignored by the local children At Madame Gertrude’s School for Girls Adelaide Maggie and Beatrice have their own problems the new librarian the first person to ever extend a hand in friendship to them has disappeared The headmistress who leads her other students in ridiculing the outcasts insists that the girls scared her off Certainly Adelaide’s lupine sense of hearing and smell raises uestions and Maggie’s physical strength is well beyond that of most typical adolescent girls And Beatrice’s ability to commune with dead animals is disconcerting But the girls certain that Miss Delia has not left of her own accord are determined to find her aided by the son of the cook at the neighboring boys’ school They realize that the sudden appearance of a carousel in the woods has something to do with the evil forces at work and that they must do something before the town is destroyed Towell has a loyal following of teens and adults with her “Childrin R Skary” website which features illustrations and short films Sadly her attempt to bring the same element of creepiness to a younger audience in text format falls flat Characters and dialogue are wooden and the plot grows increasingly convoluted Students with a taste for dark fantasy are better directed to books by Neil Gaiman or to Elizabeth Cody Kimmel’s “Suddenly Supernatural” series Little Brown–Kim Dare Fairfax County Public Schools VA Skary Childrin and the Carousel of Sorrow by Katy Towell is the story of three unusual girls classmates at Widowsbury's Madame Gertrude's School for Girls and their efforts to save the town of Widowsbury and its inhabitants from a 12 year old curseTwelve years ago for 12 days straight the town of Widowsbury suffered a terrible storm which tore open a gate through which escaped all sorts of foul rotten things Strange things and strange people were no longer welcomed in Widowsbury for one could never be sure of what secrets waited under the surface In this unfriendly atmosphere three misfit students at Widowsbury's Madame Gertrude's School for Girls Beatrice Adelaide and Maggie are unwelcome and are teased and bullied as a result When townspeople and the friendly new school librarian disappear these three and a new friend must work together to save the town and themselves from an evil threatTowell creates an atmospheric scary story with three unusual and interesting heroines and one small hero The villain is tricky though a bit easy to predict The townspeople are portrayed as rather annoying but that fits the small town frightened keep your head down suspect everyone scenario Descriptions of the carousel and the traps laid for even suspicious townspeople are well doneThe illustrations including the cover are a highlight and I would have preferred to have had even The cover illustration was the reason I checked this out and I would love to see this story as a graphic novel or animated filmThe school aspect will please some as well as the scariness of the story As a former teacher and librarian I found the meaness of the headmistress and the former librarians to be annoyingly stereotypical and exaggerated as was the sweetness and overly positive attitude of Miss Delia There is some violence involving cruel punishments and bullying There are also paranormal occurences unpleasant ghosts and monsters I uite enjoyed the characters of Beatrice Adelaide Maggie and Steffen and would read further adventures featuring them I particularly enjoyed Steffen and his inventions I would rate this as a 35 if that was an optionFor ages 10 and up school adventure fantasy horror paranormal friendship and fans of Katy Towell The characters were brilliant Anyone who reads this book even if they didn't like reading would agree that they're fantastic Maggie for example does the thing we always want to do; beat up the bullies We feel sorry for Adelaide because it really isn't fair the way they treat her I don't know about the rest of you but I would have comforted Beatrice And Mrs Merryweather was believable; they'll deny it but there are teachers who just hate you for no reasonIt's good for all ages; kids because it's alternately interesting and thrilling enough to keep their attention while the details and the characters are enough to captivate other audiences The scary parts are thrilling the jokes are funny and the villain was perfect for the situation Last but not least where most endings fail for me this one was enough to make me read it again

  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • Skary Childrin and the Carousel of Sorrow
  • Katy Towell
  • English
  • 07 June 2015
  • 9780375868597

About the Author: Katy Towell

KATY TOWELL is the creator of the Childrin R Skary website She is also a graphic designer writer and illustrator in Portland with dreams of one day being the scary old lady in the house about which all the neighborhood children tell ghost stories


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