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Skary Childrin and the Carousel of Sorrow


Skary Childrin and the Carousel of SorrowTWELVE YEARS AGO, for 12 days straight, the town of Widowsbury suffered a terrible storm, which tore open a gate through which escaped all sorts of foul, rotten things. Strange things and strange people were no longer welcomed in Widowsbury, for one could never be sure of what secrets waited under the surface...


Adelaide Foss, Maggie Borland, and Beatrice Alfred are known by their classmates at Widowsbury's Madame Gertrude's School for Girls as "scary children." Unfairly targeted because of their peculiarities—Adelaide has an uncanny resemblance to a werewolf, Maggie is abnormally strong, and Beatrice claims to be able to see ghosts—the girls spend a good deal of time isolated in the school's inhospitable library facing detention. But when a number of people mysteriously begin to disappear in Widowsbury, the girls work together, along with Steffen Weller, son of the cook at Rudyard School for Boys, to find out who is behind the abductions. Will they be able to save Widowsbury from a 12-year-old curse?


"Towell tucks violent tempests, maggoty slime, hideous transformations, nightmares, sudden terrors and like atmosphere-building elements into a rousingly melodramatic literary debut." - Kirkus Reviews


"A splendidly odd little tale..." - Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books


"If a studio hasn't already snapped up the rights to a feature film, they would be fools not to do it." - Edge


Skary Childrin and the Carousel of Sorrow is written and illustrated by Katy Towell, published by Knopf, and is available everywhere books are sold. More about the book at CarouselofSorrow.com

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Katy Towell
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Artist, published author, designer, carnivorous plant enthusiast. Does that whole Skary Childrin thing.
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Rosedust13 Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
OMG
YOU HAVE A DEVIANT ART!?
OH MY GOSH I'M ONE OF YOUR BIGGEST FANS!!!! :D I read your book constantly!!!! :D 
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Ms. Towell, (is it pronounced towel or toe-well?) I know people have been probably pestering you a long time about something like an audiobook, a sequel, or a movie of Carousel. I will say this. There's only one thing I'd think might be interesting to hear as a part of the soundtrack for it (if you ever crave to it, which I doubt, which is also good). Or at least two parts of it. The first is Carnival of Souls by Verne Langdon as the theme song for Nathan Wick and the carousel. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMtM41… (www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPLLO1… The second would have to be the main theme for Carousel in general, which is Queen Mary II's Funeral March by Henry Purcell; better known as the theme song for the Stanley Kubrick movie adaptation of Anthony Burgess' novel, A Clockwork Orange. www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWRcx9… Why a funeral march? Do I even have to ask that?
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I have to ask can you turn carousel of sorrow in to a play? Iv always wanted to see it as one ever since I finished the book but iv been to scared to
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foxyanth92 Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Death & Elsie short story was absolutely wonderful, and your work in general is fantastic and dark. Thank you for creating such marvelous literary art works.
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Sup .__.
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Cohayden Dec 1, 2013   General Artist
Hey you! YES YOU



Happy birthday! :wave:
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happyhappy birthday :iconlawooplz:
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RenDaKid Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday you are my idol!!
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bluehazerd Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:airborne::party: happy birthday :party::airborne:
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