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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: Scary School (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (June 21, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061960926
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061960925
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,077,335 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“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)

About 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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Scott M. Fischer the illustrator did a wonderful job!
Beckie Voigts
What a fun book- Derek the Ghost uses a fun story with awesome characters to give a great moral and very entertaining read!
piratebob3
I really enjoyed reading this book, and I think reluctant boy readers will enjoy it as well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By piratebob3 on June 30, 2011
Format: Hardcover
What a fun book- Derek the Ghost uses a fun story with awesome characters to give a great moral and very entertaining read! This series is a treasure in the making!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Uniquely Moi Books on April 9, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I must say that when I first heard of Scary School, I assumed it would be a very interesting and really cool place to go. It is bad to assume. This is where you send your children if they are so terribly horrible that you are bald from pulling out your hair. Don't be surprised if they never make it back home. I can't even begin to fathom what goes down on the school bus.
Derek the Ghost is the tour guide throughout your journey inside of Scary School. To answer the question, yes he died at the school. That's how bad it can be. With characters so bizarre and imaginative, you'll be entertained the whole way through. I couldn't help but be creeped out by Mr. Spider Eyes. In the end, he gets to be a treat himself! Then we have Nurse Hairymoles. I'm not so sure it's a good thing to go to the nurse when she treats your ailments and gives you another issue entirely in return. Job security! I mustn't forget to mention the principal. I think her name tells enough about her. Principal Headcrusher. Enough said right?! You'll be flying through the pages, and the halls of Scary School, meeting many unusual creatures. A most entertaining read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Angela - Health Conscious Mom on July 17, 2011
Format: Hardcover
We loved this book - it is hilarious and completely appropriate for elementary and middle school aged kids. I even loved it as an adult. It's not "scary" but super funny. There are creepy events and most of the teachers eat students, but it's all told in a humorous way. I would definitely recommend this to anyone with kids (but especially anyone with boys).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peet on July 12, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Absolutely hilarious, original, and full of important lessons for kids; this is a fantastic read. Spooky-but-not-intimidating monsters lead you through funny tales that keep readers engaged while learning valuable morals (treating people well even if they're different than you, etc). I'm thinking of convincing my wife to have more children just so they can read this.

I can't wait for the sequels!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chillena on January 13, 2014
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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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Rouxe on April 6, 2013
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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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Samantha Kavich on January 14, 2013
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This book is not to scary, not to light, it is a great book for everyone!!! It is really well written.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on October 4, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This book has a fun feel to it that sends chills of laughter down your spine that will leave you asking for more don't forget to go online for the secret chapters
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