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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (664 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gitty Daneshvari Narrator: Emma Walton Hamilton Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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; and 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”

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  • “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.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gabriela Ramirez | 2/20/2014

    " i think that this better than the first. i would recomend this bok because it about kids our age and it really funny and the kids are sarcastic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Camila12 | 2/13/2014

    " I think this book is not as good as the first because there is a new character that hasnt built up a history with the other characters. also the backstory isnt as good or entertaining as the first one! I reccomend the first one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bridget | 2/12/2014

    " I'm so glad I got to read this right after book 1. The ending was somewhat abrupt, but the story was just as fast paced and enjoyable as the first. Can't wait to get my hands on number 3. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jayden | 2/8/2014

    " This was my favorite book out of book 1 and 2. This is book 2. The students are back at school of fear and a new student joins and no one likes her. I feel bad for her. I liked this book better than the first one because I knew what was happening more than when I just started and it was more interesting. It was interesting because they kinda changed the story and it was less helping them with their fears. I thought that was cool. "

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About the Narrator

Emma Walton Hamilton is an actress and an author of children’s books. She is the daughter of actress and singer Julie Andrews and set and costume designer Tony Walton. She has published over twenty-three books with her mother, including the New York Times bestseller The Very Fairy Princess and Dumpy the Dumptruck. In 2011, their Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies won a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children.