Kate's Reviews > The Strictest School in the World: Being the Tale of a Clever Girl, a Rubber Boy and a Collection of Flying Machines, Mostly Broken

The Strictest School in the World by Howard Whitehouse
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Mar 10, 2010

it was amazing

These books are hysterical. Emmaline is sent to an evil school where the headmistress is a witch and the girls are kept in terror of "the Birds," which are pterodactyls. (Yes, I said pterodactyls) Meanwhile, her aunt, her friend Rubberbones (called that because he doesn't get hurt; he just bounces) and Lal Singh, the India butler are attempting to rescue her, with the help of a couple of gypsies named Syd and Norah. As in happens in most rescue missions, not everything follows the extremely bizarre plan, which involves Rubberbones flying Emmaline out on a giant kite. Needless to say, DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!

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