The Ghostly Carousel

Delightfully Frightful Poems

  • Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

A zombie family reunion, a “Jekyll lantern,” a giggling undertaker, a telekinetic warlock . . . are you scared yet? Sure to induce shrieks and giggles in equal measure, Calef Brown’s poems present a wonderfully creepy cast of characters. Richly detailed paintings add to the frightful fun!

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Category Holidays
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2018-08-01
Text Type Poetry
BISACS JUV069000, JUV057000, JUV017030
Dewey 811/.54
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8 x 10
Lexile 760
ATOS Reading Level 4.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 198690
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Original artwork, and Reviewed


  • New York Public Library Best Books for Kids, Winner, 2018


The Horn Book Magazine

“[A]n imaginative exercise perfect for the Halloween season.”—The Horn Book Magazine

Publishers Weekly

“[W]ickedly humorous and gently eerie.”—Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal

“A highly recommended purchase for Brown fans and those who relish poems that go bump in the night.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“Employing clever puns and unexpected end rhyme, Brown creates as engaging an aural experience as a visual one. . . . [E]mboldens young readers to find fun in things that go bump in the night.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author, Illustrator: Calef Brown

Calef Brown is the author and illustrator of many celebrated books including Polkabats and Octopus Slacks, Dutch Sneakers and Fleakeepers, Tippintown, Hallowillloween, We Go Together!, Boy Wonders, Hypnotize a Tiger, and Flamingos on the Roof, a New York Times bestseller.