School of Fear 3™
336 pages
Published 2011
by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

School of Fear 3™

Dear Parental Units,
I write to you today with terrible news, perhaps the worst news ever! Don’t worry — your children are still alive and well. Or perhaps that is a bit of an overstatement; they are definitely still alive.

In an unforeseen turn of events, School of Fear finds itself on the brink of total and utter ruin. Rather regrettably, one of our students (I’m not mentioning any names, but she does have a certain fondness for ferrets) informed tabloid reporter Sylvie Montgomery not only of our existence, but of our deepest secret! And now, with a mere three weeks to stop the publication of the career- annihilating article, your children have chosen to stay on and fight.

So while you may see them simply as your children or, as I once did, as an arachnophobe (Madeleine), a thanatophobe (Theo), an aquaphobe (Garrison), a claustrophobe (Lulu), and an isolophobe (Hyacinth), I assure you they are much more. Regardless of the outcome, they shall return to you different than they came to me a year ago, or even at the start of this very summer, and that is because they are different. They are School of Fearians.

With smudged mascara and a heavy heart, but still very attractive,
MRS. WELLINGTON