“For fans of the Wayside and Bailey School series, the Zack Files, [and] Ghostville Elementary.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“[T]his is a laugh-out-loud offering that should find a broad and appreciative audienceamong boys and girls alike.” (Booklist)
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.
Fast paced and imaginative characters. I enjoyed the book being told from the narration of Derek, the ghost who once attended this school.Published 7 months ago by P.D. Pabst
My son loves it. I really enjoy the quirky only-adults-would-get-this humor embedded in it (like how one of the students named Jason always wears a hockey mask) :)Published 14 months ago by Bryan
This book was amazingly great because mr. Wolfbark died and mr. Spider eyes was eaten by his own wife and dr. Dragonbreath ate almost all of his kids. Read morePublished 14 months ago by tmielcarek
We had so much fun reading this book. The writing is hilarious. Derek the Ghost is our new favorite writer! Highly recommend it to all ages.Published 19 months ago by Chillena
My son thought it had some funny moments and the characters were definitely interesting. But the reading was very easy that a second/third grader could have read this easily. Read morePublished on August 16, 2013 by Baby Einstein Mom
Scary School is an amazing book for children of all ages. Your kids will love it with all the adventures that the characters go through.Published on April 6, 2013 by B. Rouxe
This book is not to scary, not to light, it is a great book for everyone!!! It is really well written.Published on January 14, 2013 by Samantha Kavich
Derek the Ghost used to attend Scary School- before he was killed. Now he is the tour guide through the halls of the school. Read more