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The Mysterious Howling (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #1) The Incorrigible Children Of Ashton Place Are No Ordinary Children, Miss Penelope Lumley Is No Ordinary Governess, And Mysteries Abound In This First Volume In A New Series For Ages 9.Found Running Wild In The Forest Of Ashton Place, The Incorrigibles Are No Ordinary Children Alexander, Age Ten Or Thereabouts, Keeps His Siblings In Line With Gentle Nips Cassiopeia, Perhaps Four Or Five, Has A Bark That Is Usually Worse Than Her Bite And Beowulf, Age Somewhere In The Middle, Is Alarmingly Adept At Chasing Squirrels Luckily, Miss Penelope Lumley Is No Ordinary Governess Only Fifteen Years Old And A Recent Graduate Of The Swanburne Academy For Poor Bright Females, Penelope Embraces The Challenge Of Her New Position Though She Is Eager To Instruct The Children In Latin Verbs And The Proper Use Of Globes, First She Must Help Them Overcome Their Canine Tendencies But Mysteries Abound At Ashton Place Who Are These Three Wild Creatures, And How Did They Come To Live In The Vast Forests Of The Estate Why Does Old Timothy, The Coachman, Lurk Around Every Corner Will Penelope Be Able To Teach The Incorrigibles Table Manners And Socially Useful Phrases In Time For Lady Constance S Holiday Ball And What On Earth Is A Schottische


10 thoughts on “The Mysterious Howling (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #1)

  1. says:

    An innocent young lady arriving at a mysterious mansion to look after some wealthy person s children is not exactly a new theme, but I m quite certain it s never been done this way before Imagine Lemony Snicket and Victoria Holt had a doomed, clandestine encounter on a dark, forbidding moor somewhereand this book was their secret shame, the bastard love child of that tear stained coupling.Sniff.Anyway, our dear Miss Lumley, bright eyed and bushy tailed, is eager to mold the minds of her An innocent young lady arriving at a mysterious mansion to look after some wealthy person s children is not exactly a new theme, but I m quite certain it s never been done this way before Imagine Lemony Snicket and Victoria Holt had a doomed, clandestine encounter on a dark, forbidding moor somewhereand this book was their secret shame, the bastard love child of that tear stained coupling.Sniff.Anyway, our dear Miss Lumley, bright eyed and bushy tailed, is eager to mold the minds of her young charges, filling their craniums with poetry and Latin phrases, only to find her would be pupils are three children who behave as though they were raised by wolvesbecause they were Taken in by a spoiled rich man who sees them as some sort of novelty act to impress his friends, they are kept in the barn by the new lady of the house But, never fear, Miss Lumley is up to the challenge, and soon has those feral tykes towing the line and reciting Longfellow, albei...


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    If you see the date I finished this book, you may or may not, who can say be surprised to know that I started it on July 22nd and only read on public transportation and a bit while walking down 7th Ave in Manhattan on my way to work this morning That s dangerous, though, and I wouldn t recommend it even if you are rather experienced at reading and walking I bought the book on a whim I liked that it had the word incorrigible on the cover, and the illustration appealed to me I m in arre If you see the date I finished this book, you may or may not, who can say be surprised to know that I started it on July 22nd and only read on public transportation and a bit while walking down 7th Ave in Manhattan on my way to work this morning That s dangerous, though, and I wouldn t recommend it even if you are rather experienced at reading and walking I bought the book on a whim I liked that it had the word incorrigible on the cover, and the illustration appealed to me I m in arrears when it comes to gifts for my niece, who is a wicked smart 9 year old, and after reading a few pages of it, I decided she d like it I also decided I liked it for her because it had lots of big, useful words that she could stand to have as a part of her vocabulary and because, even in the first bit, I could see that it was going to be literary Well, I had some time to kill at the register of the fabulous McNally Jackson Bookstore while the clerk helped...


  3. says:

    When you re a parent or a librarian or a teacher or a bookseller who reads a lot of children s books, you sometimes wish for fun Children s books are often by their very nature fun But there s fun that s strained and trying to appeal to everyone and then there s fun that appears to be effortless You read a book, are transported elsewhere, lose track of time, and never want the story to end It s the kind of fun a person encounters in a book like Book One of The Incorrigible Children of Asht When you re a parent or a librarian or a teacher or a bookseller who reads a lot of children s books, you sometimes wish for fun Children s books are often by their very nature fun But there s fun that...


  4. says:

    Hmmmm, take the story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan Then make Anne Sullivan a fifteen year old first time nanny from the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females and make Helen Keller three children raised by wolves and found by a wealthy landowner Then set it in Victorian England and add large punches of Lemony Snicket y humor and you ve got a fair idea of this book Oh, yes, make it a series, with the first one ending leaving the reader wantingAlexander, Beowulf, and Cassiopeia Hmmmm, take the story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan Then make Anne Sullivan a fifteen year old first time nanny from the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females and make Helen Keller three children raised by wolves and found by a wealthy landowner Then set it in Victorian England and add large punches of Lemony Snicket y humor and you ve got a fair idea of this book Oh, yes, make it a series, with the first one ending leaving the reader wantingAlexander, Beowulf, and Cassiopeia named by the Ashton gent who found them are lumped together as the Incorrigibles Alexander is the oldest Beowulf is next and then little Cassiopeia When Lord ...


  5. says:

    There are some serious problems with this book I will present them in a list 1 The sub title, The Mysterious Howling This mysterious howling is only mentioned in the last chapter and never revealed It is a weak attempt at drawing readers into committing to reading the next book in the series.2 There is absolutely no reason for this book to become a series There is not enough meat to it It could have been a good one off book, if the author had been allowed to address 1 and finish it a There are some serious problems with this book I will present them in a list 1 The sub title, The Mysterious Howling This mysterious howling is only mentioned in the last chapter and never revealed It is a weak attempt at drawing readers into committing to reading the next book in the series.2 There is absolutely no reason for ...


  6. says:

    Another Lemony Snicket y goody Its only shortcoming as a book is that it s the first in a series and therefore a big tease No revelations, just setup But really funny, smart, enjoyable setup It s a fantastic audiobook I dare say po...


  7. says:

    Totally implausible but endearing story beginning of a fifteen year old orphan who seemslike 30 employed as governess to three children raised by wolves Humor and hijinks abound.


  8. says:

    This was such a fun book to listen to Audible The story was funny and engaging, and would be enjoyable for both children and adults alike A thoroughly enjoyable book


  9. says:

    I might start with a quote no, not by the great Ms Agatha Swanburne no, neither is it by the plucky heroine of our story, Miss Penelope Lumley I start with a quote by the authoress herself, Miss Maryrose Wood If you have ever opened a can of worms, boxed yourself into a corner, ended up in hot water, or found yourself in a pretty pickle, you already know that life is rarely if ever just a bowl of cherries It is farlikely to be a bowl of problems, worries, and difficulties This is I might start with a quote no, not by the great Ms Agatha Swanburne no, neither is it by the plucky heroine of our story, Miss Penelope Lumley I start with a quote by the authoress herself, Miss Maryrose Wood If you have ever opened a can of worms, boxed yourself into a corner, ended up in hot water...


  10. says:

    I don t often read children s books nowadays I hide almost entirely behind the guise of being a sophisticated adult , but I had heard great things about Maryrose Wood s work namely that her Ashton Place series is much like a cross between Lemony Snicket s A Series of Unfortunate Events, and my beloved Jane Eyre It also reminded me quite a bit of Colin Meloy s Wildwood books The Mysterious Howling, the first in the Ashton Place series, is well written throughout, and engaging from the very be I don t often read children s books nowadays I hide almost entirely behind the guise of being a sophisticated adult , but I had heard great things about Mary...


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