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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



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Katy Towell
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Artist, published author, designer, carnivorous plant enthusiast. Does that whole Skary Childrin thing.
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Obeliskgirljohanny Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
hey ms towell!
its been a while! :D
LadyxLoki1994 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Student Writer
My fav youtuber! Wel in the macabre!
SchizophrenicSurs Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I never knew you had a DA! You're one of my biggest inspirations
Kristy-Kiri22 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
Shark-Demon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :party:
nerdsman567 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :party:
Today is my B-Day, too! :D
Moonstone27 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014   General Artist
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Namco-NintendoFan-88 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear Katy Towell!
Singing Singing Singing Singing Dance! Dance! Boogie! Boogie! Party Airborne

Good luck, and I hope you'll have a great birthday today!
Thumbs Up Pringles Have your cake and eat it too Yummy pie!

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Los Angeles, CA ;) (Wink)
drRONIN-93 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday, Ms. Towell! I've been a huge fan since I was a teenager, and this is an honor.
HopelessDayDreams Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello Miss Towell, I made you a little fanart for death and Elsie, my favorite story of yours mind you, I almost died at the end, I hope you like it. :)hopelessdaydreams.deviantart.c…
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