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*Starred Review* When we last saw Miss Penelope Lumley, governess to three wolflike children (but making tremendous strides!), she was trying to recoup after the Incorrigibles had brought Lord and Lady Ashton�s Christmas ball to a disastrous halt. Now home renovations are needed, so the Ashton household is on the move to London, where Lady Ashton hopes she will be the belle of British society, and Penelope looks forward to civilizing the Incorrigibles further with trips to the theater and museums. But the undercurrent of �something wicked this way comes� and the signs of impending trouble for both governess and charges make the air here thick with (dreadful!) possibilities. Of course, there are some happier times in the city, too, as Penelope meets up with her beloved headmistress from the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females and finds a new friend in a helpful, unemployed playwright. Questions about the children�s backgrounds, Penelope�s connections to them, and Lord Ashton�s own wolfish behavior set the stage for the next act of this most excellent adventure, the follow-up to The Mysterious Howling (2010). Interior illustrations not seen, but no doubt they�ll be most satisfactory. Grades 4-6. --Ilene Cooper --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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“Another series of uproarious escapades. fans of the first book will be happy to go along for the madcap ride.” (School Library Journal)

“[A] madcap sequel. Great fun, and it wouldn’t be optoomuchstic to expect more to come.” (Kirkus Reviews)
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray; Reprint edition (January 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006179113X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061791130
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.7 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #475,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Happy howls to you! I hope you enjoy THE INCORRIGIBLE CHILDREN OF ASHTON PLACE books. The latest installment in this six book-series is book 5, The Unmapped Sea.

To learn more about me or request a school visit, go to www.maryrosewood.com.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dunyazad VINE VOICE on March 2, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This is the sequel to The Mysterious Howling, which I loved when I read it last year. I didn't think The Hidden Gallery reached quite the same level as the first, but it's still an entertaining book and the series as a whole is one that I'd wholeheartedly recommend. I just found this installment a bit frustrating because for about the first two-thirds of the book, no progress at all was made towards resolving the various mysteries that had been introduced in the first one, and even when certain pieces of information were revealed toward the end, we were often left with more questions than answers. One the one hand, this is a good thing because it means that the series can go on longer, and I do enjoy reading about these characters. On the other hand, I'd like the main plot lines to progress at least a bit more in 300+ pages. Maryrose Wood can certainly write a tantalizing story, but in the end it felt like we hadn't gotten very far. Still, Wood remains one of my favourite new authors, and I'm eager to see how the story unfolds in the coming books.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By M. Heiss on June 2, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I got hooked on "The Mysterious Howling," and I have given it to young ladies as gifts -- that 11- or 12-year-old with literary taste is the perfect recipient.

This book, The Hidden Gallery," is interesting and clever, the narrative asides are good but not overdone, the children are smarter, and the book is obsessive about ferns. How I miss ferns, living here in Arizona.

I particularly like the way the book blends the gothic English governess elements with the purely ridiculous.

The concept of "optoomuchstic" was well explained and well-used, without going overboard. My favorite advice from Agatha Swanburne: "No Panicking. No Complaining. No Quitting."

Please, I hope there will be a third book, to discover more about the Ominous Landscape, the attic room, the red hair, and Agatha Swanburne.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By KidsReads on March 2, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Ever since the Lady Constance Ashton's big party was wrecked by three young children raised by wolves, Ashton Place has been in shambles. While workers finish the repairs, the household moves to London where Lady Constance plans on being the toast of the town. But as the three children, dubbed Alexander, Beowulf and Cassiopeia Incorrigible, will be traveling to London as well, her best laid plans just may go, as Burns famously put it, astray.

For those who have not read Maryrose Wood's enchanting THE MYSTERIOUS HOWLING, the first book in the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series, the Incorrigibles are three children who had been abandoned in the English countryside, raised perhaps by wild animals and then taken in by Lord Fredrick Aston (much to the chagrin of the above-mentioned Lady Constance). One Miss Penelope Lumley, an orphan herself raised at the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, was summoned to be their governess. A clever, optimistic and plucky teenager, Penelope dove straight in to civilizing and educating the Incorrigibles. THE MYSTERIOUS HOWLING found them howling at the moon, chasing squirrels and learning Latin. Now, in THE HIDDEN GALLERY, the children are learning about navigation, poetry, theater and geometry, though they are still howling at the moon and chasing squirrels.

THE HIDDEN GALLERY is full of Incorrigible mischief and Penelope's keen plans to tame and teach them. But in London, thanks to her former headmistress at the Academy and with the help of a charming young playwright, Penelope is learning more about the mysterious and strange origins of her three charges as well as something about her own clouded past. There are strange signs and clues at every turn in London. Why has Penelope been given an odd and useless guide to the city?
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Format: Hardcover
Lady Constance, the 19-year-old mistress of Ashton Place, decides to temporarily relocate the entire family to London while the house is being repaired after being damaged during the Christmas ball (covered in Book 1: The Mysterious Howling). Although this is not what the children's 15-year-old governess, Miss Penelope Lumley, had in mind when she suggested she and her charges spend some time in the city in order to visit the headmistress of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, she's happy to have the chance to expose the youngsters to what London has to offer. What ensues during the trip is to be expected: Lady Constance does not disappoint in her pretentious antics; the children find plenty of mischief to get into; and Miss Lumley, with help from her prospective love interest, Mr. Simon-Harley Dickinson, and Mrs. Charlotte Mortimer, learns more about the mystery behind the Incorrigibles. Best of the book is that once again the author does a great job of introducing young readers to robust vocabulary (with words like, "dudgeon," and "velocipede"), French phrases, and informative literary and historical references, and provides excellent explanations, like (p 5) "If you have ever ridden on a tire swing after turning the rope `round and `round until it was twisted from top to bottom, you will have some idea of the while, spinning, escalating whirl of Lady Constance's distress.Read more ›
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