The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book I: The Mysterious Howling (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #1)
Illustration: Parciak, Monika
ab 11 J.
Übersetzung: Plorin, Eva
Abmessungen: 205 mm x 144 mm
Von Wood, Maryrose / Übersetzt v. Plorin, Eva
Lord und Lady Ashton, frisch verheiratet, haben unerwartet Zuwachs bekommen. In den ausgedehnten Wäldern ihres Besitzes wurden drei Kinder gefunden: verwahrlost, schmutzig, wild. Schnell liegt der V...more
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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 ...more
It's a fantastic audiobook--I dare say possibly better than reading it because the narrator does some awesome howling. Today I kept hearing "Lumawoo" and "Cassawoof" and "Nutsawoo" in my head. So great!
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 far more likely to be a bowl of problems, worries, and difficulties. This is ...more
More than anything, I would call this a sort of gentle poke at (and tribute to) Victorian governess stories, with a narrator that felt somewhat Lemony to me. It's enhanced by the deliberately dramatic reading of the narrator on the audiobook, which made the whole thing great fun to listen to. Sure, it's wond ...more
I had only vaguely heard of this book until this spring, when Maryrose Wood spoke at a conference I attended. She was so lovely I bought this and had it signed for my kids, mostly to sort of high-five her for her great keynote address. But I thought I'd read it myself before passing it on... So wonderful! I don't really like a lot of recent middle grade- shocking, I know! There are too many bickering siblings and idiot parents for my taste. But there was none of that here. Instead it ...more
The rest of the book is about a nice schoolmarm that teaches these three students with unbelievable effectiveness whilst they behave themselves. The book is more a catalog of what they learn and how good they are (oops one accidentally opens a ...more
The gimmick is, the children, two boys and a girl, need some remedial work first, as the ...more
I am very picky about children's books. I used to do children's programming at a public library and I am very passionate about juvenile literature. When I initially heard about this new series, I was intrigued and I am so happy that I was able to get an advance copy of the first book.
Miss Penelope Lumley (a cross between Anne of Green Gables and Jane Eyre) leaves the Swaburne Academy for Poor Bright Females in answer to an advertisement for a go ...more
Read the full review at A Reader of Fictions.
here we have the story of our young governess. She's 15 years old and on her first job, which just happens to be with three children who were apparently raised by wolves. Oh and working for some parents who, even b ...more
However, after a bit into the story, it started to get interesting and I enjoyed the character of the governess and her remarkable gift to 'tame' the children.
But then it seemed to drag in the middle only to end on an unfinished note. Some issues were still unanswered so the reader has to get the next book to ...more
Miss Penelope Lumley has just graduated from the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females. She has no ...more
I got my audio book copy of The Mysterious Howling from SYNC's summer event where every week they had two audio books up for free download, so I visited every week and grabbed the ones that took my interest.
As I've never listened to an audio book before I initially struggled getting into it as I couldn't seem to find the right moment to listen, bus journeys were too short, scrolling through tumblr ...more
"Penelope flushed with pride at their courteous behavior. What had she been so worried about? The children were charming and well mannered; whatever quirks lingered from their unusual upbringing, the howling and drooling and so ...more
So Miss Penelope Lumley is a governess who has three interesting children. They were found by Lord Ashton in the woods and were apparently raised by wolves. The children don't really know how to be children. What they do know is that "Arrrooogh" and "Woof" are very understandable wo ...more
Lean and action-packed years of acting, directing, and making drunk people laugh at comedy clubs followed. Becoming a writer seemed the only way out of this Dickensian existence.
Maryrose started out ...more