School of Fear by Gitty Daneshvari audiobook

School of Fear

By Gitty Daneshvari
Read by Emma Walton Hamilton

Little, Brown Young Readers 9780316033268
5.68 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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Everyone is afraid of something... Madeleine Masterson is deathly afraid of bugs, especially spiders. Theodore Bartholomew is petrified of dying. Lulu Punchalower is scared of confined spaces. Garrison Feldman is terrified of deep water. With very few options left, the parents of these four twelve year-olds send them to the highly elusive and exclusive School of Fear to help them overcome their phobias. But when their peculiar teacher, Mrs. Wellington, and her unconventional teaching methods turn out to be more frightening than even their fears, the foursome realize that this just may be the scariest summer of their lives.

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Summary

Summary

Everyone is afraid of something... Madeleine Masterson is deathly afraid of bugs, especially spiders. Theodore Bartholomew is petrified of dying. Lulu Punchalower is scared of confined spaces. Garrison Feldman is terrified of deep water. With very few options left, the parents of these four twelve year-olds send them to the highly elusive and exclusive School of Fear to help them overcome their phobias. But when their peculiar teacher, Mrs. Wellington, and her unconventional teaching methods turn out to be more frightening than even their fears, the foursome realize that this just may be the scariest summer of their lives.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Imagine a humorous middle-grade novel by a less self-absorbed Woody Allen to get an idea of this intelligent and witty children’s debut. Daneshvari assembles a precocious cast of twelve- and thirteen-year-olds with outsize fears…The ending proves as clever as the premise and shows that while everyone is afraid of something, tremendous achievements can be won by facing fear head-on.” Publishers Weekly
“Who would have thought being scared could be such fun?… Kids will laugh out loud at the machinations the four go through to avoid confronting their fears. The highlight of the production is Hamilton's energetic and cheerful rendering of each character—she makes their obsessions charming additions to their personalities.” AudioFile
“The story is hilarious for its over-the-top gloominess. Each chapter begins with the definition of a type of fear, eg, arachibutyrophobia (the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth). Suggest this one to fans of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.” School Library Journal
“Daneshvari’s debut children’s book gains momentum as the school’s headmistress unleashes her wildly unconventional curriculum, designed to help children overcome their phobias…Ultimately the unnerved students unite as a team and take part in a heroic, character-building, fear-slaying attempt to right a notorious wrong.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Gitty Daneshvari

Author Bio: Gitty Daneshvari

Gitty Daneshvari, former Contrafilms director of development, is the author of the adult novel The Makedown. School of Fear was her debut children’s book.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Horror
Runtime: 5.68
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English