Scary School #2: Monsters on the March

Scary School #2: Monsters on the March

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by Derek the Ghost, Scott M. Fischer
     
 

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In this second book in the Scary School series, the students of Scary School are off to Monster Forest.
 
School may be scary, but the forest has a few frights of its own, including bearodactyls; Captain Pigbeard, fearsome leader of the Monster-Pirates; and his fiancée, Princess Zogette. When Zogette falls in love with Charles and follows him to

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Overview

In this second book in the Scary School series, the students of Scary School are off to Monster Forest.
 
School may be scary, but the forest has a few frights of its own, including bearodactyls; Captain Pigbeard, fearsome leader of the Monster-Pirates; and his fiancée, Princess Zogette. When Zogette falls in love with Charles and follows him to Scary School, Captain Pigbeard raises his army in pursuit. But what the monster army doesn’t realize is that the teachers and students of Scary School are even more frightening than anything in the Monster Forest.
 
Fans of the Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast series and the Bailey School books will love the way the Scary School series for middle-grade readers mixes spooky scares and laughs.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3–6—This second book in the series finds the students-some human, some not-on a field trip to Albania to meet the Monster King. In the process, Charles Nukid (the only one to actually wear the school uniform) becomes engaged to marry a monster princess, much to his annoyance. Disaster seems inevitable as the wedding approaches and an army of monsters plans to attack Scary School, but a few last-minute twists tie everything up neatly. Throughout the book, the promise of gore meets very little follow through, and the odd collection of teachers and students, while entertaining, is confusing. Broadly humorous, black-and-white exaggerated cartoons appear throughout. The story takes "off the wall" to a new level, to the point that it becomes tough to follow. Purchase only where Scary School (HarperCollins, 2011) is popular.—Amanda Struckmeyer, Middleton Public Library, Madison, WI
Dan Gutman
Praise for Scary School:“I died laughing. Weird monsters in silly situations. Why didn’t I think of that?”
Chris Grabenstein
Praise for Scary School:“Spooky, ooky, and kooky, Scary School reminds me of my middle school.”
E.J. Altbacker
Praise for Scary School:“Scary School is the perfect combination of hilarious and terrifying. It’s hilarifying!”
Booklist
Praise for Scary School:“[T]his is a laugh-out-loud offering that should find a broad and appreciative audienceamong boys and girls alike.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062114471
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/26/2012
Series:
Scary School
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
821,727
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Derek the Ghost is an eleven-year-old ghost who haunts the classrooms and hallways of Scary School writing down all the spine-tingling, often hilarious things that go on there. He is the author of Scary School and Scary School #2: Monsters on the March. Despite his ghostly state, Derek still enjoys reading comic books and hopes to one day become a master ninja. If that doesn't work out, he will continue to share the fun of this very special, very secret school, so all kids can experience the scariest school on earth.


Scott M. Fischer has illustrated many books, including the New York Times bestselling Peter Pan in Scarlet, Jump!, Animals Anonymous, and the Secrets of Dripping Fang series. Scott graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He lives in western Massachusetts with his wife, daughter, dog, cat, goldfish, and a cockatoo named Fred.

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Monsters on the March (Scary School Series #2) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i need a free copy please find me one anyone? I have no $$$$ please help me find one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book best one ever
Mymcbooks More than 1 year ago
My Review: In this funny sequel Derek the Ghost returns with new characters, adventure, actions, humor and mystery that will keep you laughing. Charles Nukid is back with some old favorites and new characters to name a few, Tanya Tarantula and Bryce McCallister are some of the new students, Ms Hydra a giant lizard with nine fearsome head is a hall monitor, new teacher Mr. Grump the Elephant man who was surprised to see that he has hands and King Khufu the mummy. In the sequel, Principal Headcrusher announce to the students about the grand prize for winning the Ghoul Games last spring, was a trip to meet the Monster King Zog in Albany a town in upstate New York. Read all about the Monster Princess Zogette falling for Charles Nukid and following him back to Scary School. Her father King Zog and her fiancé Captain Pigbeard are not happy and wage war on Scary School. I am a fan of Derek the Ghost and can’t wait for the next installment. And let’s not forget the great artwork of Scott M. Fischer that captured the likeness of each character. I highly recommend this book for every young kid not afraid of monsters and adults…lol! A fun book your child will read over and over again. Get your copy from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. 5 stars Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will be scared to death!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
* the pretty vamp girl walks in wearing a short black skirt a red top and black converse. She sits at a desk waiting for class to start*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Book_Monster_Reviews More than 1 year ago
LOL Funny! Scary School 2 Monsters on the March by Derek the Ghost and illustrated by Scott M. Fischer is the second in a series of hilarious books about a variety of students, some human but most not, who attend Scary School for a variety of reasons.  At the end of the first book, the students of Scary School won the Ghoul Competitions and their prize was a trip to meet King Zog, the Monster King in Albania. Now, the students were getting ready for their trip with much anticipation. The new school year also brought an influx of new students; each with their own zany story about their background and life. Meeting the Monster King brings many new problems for the kids of Scary School, starting with the King’s daughter running away to Scary School.   This book is just as crazy and hilarious as the first.  All the students at Scary School are unique in their own way and each one teaches a life lesson as we learn more about them.  The stories are funny and the characters are zany and this is a great way to teach children the importance of accepting everyone for what they are! My son has ADHD and HATES reading and we have a hard time finding a book that will grab his attention and hold onto it through the entire book. He LOVES The Scary School books and he looks forward to reading them.  He remember everything that happens throughout the book which he has hard time doing with other books, even with us stopping to giggle and laugh throughout the whole book.  I'm so happy to have discovered these books.   Definitely a 5 star book for fun-loving readers of all ages.
ImaginaryReads More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite middle-grade fantasy series. Book one was about introducing us to the characters and the school. In a way, this book is much like the first. We are introduced to more characters and their stories, but this book follows a more stream-lined plot. There is a set "bad guy" with the monsters determined to take down Scary School, and the kids determined to protect it and the epic "romance" between Princess Zogette and Charles Nukid. Boys will love this series for the action, and girls will love the epic romance part (poor Charles). Plus, there are hints that there might be something between Charles and Penny. What really makes the story, however, is how the students get themselves out of various dangerous situations and grow all the more closer for it. There is so much potential for drama at a scary school, especially when various characters misinterpret different situations. In this book, Derek introduces us to new monsters, some too scary in their adult forms to be illustrated in the text, and old favorites return. Monster Math takes on new significance, and we learn how monster kingdoms can be taken over. The Scary School books are books that adults and children alike will enjoy. I can easily imagine a family reading the books together. As always, gorgeous illustrations accompany the text. I recommend buying a hardcopy, as it makes it all the better to appreciate the beauty of the illustrations in the context of the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago