Can You Survive Scary School?
By Derek The Ghost, Illustrated by Scott M. Fischer
HarperCollins, $15.99, 238 pages
Are you ready for another spooky and fun year at Scary School? Eleven-year-old Derek the Ghost is back with his second story about the school, Monster on the March. Before reading, log on to ScarySchool.com to unlock the Bonus Chapter from Book One. This book picks up where that chapter ends. As winners of last year’s Ghoul Games, Charles Nukid, Penny Possum, and the rest of the student body travel to the Monster Forest to meet Zog, the Monster King. Are the horrible rumors about him true? Fans of wacky Wayside School and the Goosebumps books will enjoy the comedic thrills and chills of the Scary School series. Derek the Ghost communicates through ghost whisperer (and author) Derek Taylor Kent. Scott M. Fisher’s illustrations bring the character to life (or death in the case of new sixth grade teacher King Khufu, a 4,500 year old mummy who teaches the kids to read hieroglyphics). Meet nine-headed Ms. Hydra – she’s the new school hall monitor who doesn’t let a late kid slip by her 18 eyes! The students of Scary school may be able to survive class, but can they survive their field trip?
Reviewed By Kathryn Franklin