The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place Book 1: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood (Paperback)
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?
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Reading Level: 10-12
"We all know the basic story, children abandoned to wolves and raised by them. This novel, set in the nineteenth century, seeks to address the question of what happens when those children are found. The story is told from the point of view of a young governess with a mysterious past of her own. It is a fun read with lots of action and lots of charm. Definitely worth reading (note, this is the first of a series)."
"I bought this book as a present for my daughter who is 12. She read the book in less than a week and wanted the second book. If you have a young reader they will love this book."
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