School of Fear: Class Is Not Dismissed!

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In this hilarious follow-up to School of Fear, eccentric headmaster Mrs. Wellington demands requests the presence of Madeleine, Theo, Lulu, and Garrison for a mandatory summer of retraining after discovering that each of her former students has secretly regressed. Facing their fears was terrifying enough, but when the foursome learns they'll be joined by a fifth student, things start to get even scarier.

To make matters worse, the students quickly find themselves tasked with saving their school. And because failing means spending the rest of their lives with unresolved phobias, this is one test they all plan to ace.

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About the Author:

Former Contrafilms Director of Development, Gitty Daneshvari is the author of the adult novel The Makedown. School of Fear was 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 did. Gitty lives in New York with her two cats and her bulldog, Harriet.

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. Her website is www.redcapcards.com.

From School Library Journal:

Gr 4-6–Fine print in their contracts brings the four students introduced in School of Fear (Little, Brown, 2009) back for another summer at the secret, exclusive institution created to eliminate extreme phobias. Though the students profess that they are completely cured, headmistress Mrs. Wellington reveals how each one has regressed, necessitating more time with her. Joining Madeleine, Garrison, Theo, and Lulu is a new student, Hyacinth, who is desperately afraid of being alone and friendless. But the unusual phobia-conquering curriculum is put on hold when the children must help Mrs. Wellington and her loyal caretaker discover who is behind the string of recent burglaries–a discovery that leads to even more trouble for the school and its inhabitants. Filled with an eclectic, and often eccentric, cast of characters, this sequel uses the wry humor and outrageous situations that characterized the first book and makes for an entertaining read. Kids may be slightly disappointed in the lack of resolution to the major conflict and hope the story will continue in another volume.Amanda Raklovits, Champaign Public Library, IL
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