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The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Hidden Gallery

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Hidden Gallery (2011) Maryrose Wood and Jon Klassen

Miss Penelope Lumley continues to be the governess of Alexander, Beowulf, and Cassiopeia Incorrigible, the three children raised by wolves and adopted by Lord Ashton.

Penelope (or Lumawoo as the children call her), continues to be both protector and educator of these still semi-wild children, and believe they can learn geometry and how to speak and read all at the same time.

As the story begins, Lady Ashton is lamenting the state of the house, and repairs are made following the damage done during the Christmas ball, when a party unknown attempted to goad the Incorrigibles into acting like wild animals. As Miss Lumley has received an invitation to visit the headmistress of her school, Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, Lady Ashton decides that going to London for the duration is Just the Thing.

Yet still it seems as if something sinister is lurking for Penelope and the Incorrigibles. Luckily, she manages to make a friend!

This is an interesting series, and I’m enjoying seeing where it goes. I also like how (like the Series of Unfortunate Events) it caters to a child’s love of seeing horrible things happen.
Rating: 7/10

Published by HarperCollins

Categories: British, Fantasy, Female, Historical, Kids, Mystery
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