For fans of Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events and Trenton Lee Stewart's Mysterious Benedict Society, here comes the fifth book in the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, the acclaimed and hilarious Victorian mystery series by Maryrose Wood.
Lord Fredrick Ashton may not feel ready to be a father, but with a little Ashton on the way he's sure about one thing: The wolfish curse on his family must end soon, before the child is born. Penelope willingly takes on the challenge; when Lady Constance's doctor prescribes a seaside holiday, Penelope jumps at the chance to take the three Incorrigible children to Brighton, where she hopes to persuade the old sailor Pudge to reveal what he knows about the Ashton curse.
But the Ashtons are not the only ones at the beach in January. The passionately temperamental Babushkinov family is also taking the winter waters. The Incorrigible children may have been raised by wolves, but the Babushkinov children are the wildest creatures they've ever seen. Is it more than mere coincidence that these untamed children have turned up in Brighton just as Penelope and the Incorrigibles arrive?
©2015 Maryrose Wood (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
Great continuation of the series, wonderful characters and excellent humor
Oh MY! I have never heard a reader like Katherine Kellgren! She brings life and a fullness to the characters that makes me feel as if I am right inside the story.
Another AMAZING story - looking forward to the next one
I've listened to all the books so far and eagerly await the next! The stories are wonderful and the narrator is superb!
Old, tired member of the sandwich generation. Waiting to just get to heaven!!
I love coming across new authors that become new friends. I have really enjoyed these book and hope that Ms. Wood writes many many more!
I did not like how this book ended!! I hope that Penelope can find a way out of her predicament!
Like the others in this series, this book holds the listener captive. The story is excellently told, and there is just enough to keep you entertained, humor end, and excited for what is to come.
Good story for young people. It has pleasant plot twists, interesting characters, and leaves plenty to discuss and joke about when you're not listening to the book. The audible version is excellently narrated and characterized.
Report Inappropriate Content