Fiasco at the Fair


Children - Mystery
113 Pages
Reviewed on 04/09/2019
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Author Biography

Hello-My name is Pamela Traynor and I write children's books. I am also an elementary school teacher. My writing career started out of the blue after I wrote a poem for my second graders to perform on stage. Three months later, it was a book! Many of my first stories were written in rhyme. My picture book, Grandparents' Day has won awards. Fiasco at the Fair is my first attempt at a chapter book. It was so much fun to begin with an idea and see where the characters would take me. The idea was inspired when we had a new library built in our school. I started to think about what spooky things may happen if a school had an old library no longer used. What haunted happenings would come about? The result was the Glowing Mystery Series. Who knew that little idea could lead me here. I hope you enjoy Fiasco at the Fair!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Louanne Piccolo for Readers' Favorite

What’s a nine-year-old boy to do when he finds a mysterious glow in the place of a missing book in the school library? Share his discovery with his best friend and cousin, of course! Fiasco at the Fair by Pamela Traynor is an engaging mystery chapter book. Although intended for children from ages seven to ten, adults will also get a kick out of Jason and Beth who set out to discover where the missing book is and how it’s linked to the problems at the fair. Their investigations soon lead them to the realization that a grudgeful ghost may be the culprit, but what can they do to stop him from ruining the fair? And why is the mysterious glow getting bigger and louder?

Fiasco at the Fair took me thirty-six years back in time and made me feel like a child again. This fast-paced chapter book is action-packed, funny and scary, but in the nicest possible way for young children. Beth, a feisty ten-year-old, and Jason, who is more introspective, make for a mischievous duo who get things done. Pamela Traynor has found the formula for creating irresistible fiction for young readers, both drawing them in and compelling them to read right through to the end. If you have a young child who is developing the skill of independent reading, Fiasco at the Fair will not only make that skill attainable but highly enjoyable. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series – bring it on!

Pamela Traynor

Okay, so I may be a little bias being the author, but I've been reading books like these to my second graders for years! It is an exciting adventure to be on the other end of the words. I hope all who read Fiasco at the Fair enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Please reach out via email. I would LOVE to hear from you! Thank you!!!