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The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 1: The Mysterious Howling

Of especially naughty children, it is sometimes said: “They must have been raised by wolves.” The Incorrigible children actually were. So reads the beginning of the jacket flap for The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 1: The Mysterious Howling (Balzar and Bray, 2010) by Maryrose Wood.

incorrigibles.jpgTake your typical poor girl who must be a governess and make it untypical with lots of humor and you’ll have Miss Penelope Lumley, aka Lumawoo, and the 3 children she must civilize. . . by the Christmas party. This story actually welcomes clich√©s. Watch out for squirrels and Old Timothy. And what exactly do the guests mean by their comments about a hunt?

hidden galleryI’m looking forward to the sequel, The Hidden Gallery, which will be in stores Feb 22, 2011.

Reading on Maryrose’s website, I discovered she also writes books for teens. I’ll have to check them out.

Her publisher offers the game below to go along with the book. (used by permission)
http://www.awesomeadventurebooks.com/swf/widgets/squirrelSpotter-widget-loader.swf

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