Skary Childrin and the Carousel of Sorrow

Skary Childrin and the Carousel of Sorrow

eBook - 2011
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In Widowsbury, an isolated village where people believe "known is good, new is bad," three outcasts from the girls' school join forces with a home-schooled boy to uncover and combat the evil that is making people disappear.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780375899317
0375899316
Branch Call Number: ONLINE
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations

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FindingJane Oct 06, 2014

The adventures of four misfit children begin with the arrival of strangers in town. But it’s the children who are viewed with suspicion. In a town in which the weird happens yet oddity is feared, threat and terror are introduced right from the start. How, then, is the reader supposed to be intimidated? The author burdens herself with this difficult task but manages to surmount it by clever misdirection, oddball characters and the setting up of a mystery whose true nature is unfolded in bits and pieces until its full horror is revealed only at the very end. In spite of its intended target age group, I found myself absolutely enthralled in its spooky story, reading it in practically one sitting. Age old in its warnings about picking your enemies, letting go of hatreds and the kindness of strangers, “Skary Childrin” gives us a new breed of her(oin)es, kids who learn that there’s more to getting along than fitting in and being popular.

foreverlove123 Sep 07, 2014

This book was very amazing and I love how the author make the story scary.

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foreverlove123 Sep 07, 2014

foreverlove123 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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