Scared in School

Scared in School

by Roberta Simpson Brown

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Overview

Scared in School by Roberta Simpson Brown

And you thought high school couldn't get any scarier...
13th Street School – actually an elementary school, middle school, and high school – is located at the corner of 13th Street and Waiting Place. You might call it a magnet school, but instead of attracting the gifted and talented, it draws the creepy and warped. The school's mascot, the Wolverine, makes tracks where it shouldn't; the new state-of-the-art computer takes its DELETE and END keys a little too literally; science projects get a little out of hand; and the librarian lets nothing – not even a fatal fall – keep her from her daily fitness walk.At this school, unruly students are vaporized into chalk dust, those who skip school find the real meaning of "cutting class," and kids learn to be very careful about the nicknames they give their teachers. These scary school stories will teach readers the importance of courage and resourcefulness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874834963
Publisher: August House Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/28/2005
Pages: 141
Product dimensions: 5.41(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile: 780L (what's this?)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

About the Author

Roberta Simpson Brown Bio: Known as the "Queen of the Cold Blooded Tales," by her fellow writers, Roberta has performed her stories from coast to coast, including performances on National Public Radio, Voice of America, TV's Lifetime, "Beyond Chance" and the Kentucky Center for the Arts. Brown is the author of 10 books, and this is her fourth scary story collection from August House. Her chilling stories are set in familiar, contemporary settings like: schools, family rooms, neighborhoods, farms, and even campgrounds that create an undercurrent of something very, very scary pulling the reader into the undertow of terror. Roberta grew up on a farm near Russell Springs, Kentucky, at the edge of Appalachia and she graduated from Berea College before pursuing a career in education and becoming a writer. Roberta retired from teaching so that she could devote her time and energy to writing and storytelling. She is married to Lonnie E. Brown, who has co-authored 4 books with her. The two of them currently live in Middletown, Kentucky and enjoy ghost hunting with their friends. In their spare time, Roberta and Lonnie also perform ghost stories at schools and libraries and conduct paranormal investigations with the Louisville Ghost Hunters and The American Ghost Society.

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