Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place:The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood

This book is the first in a series, and I gave it a rating of three out of five. What would it be like to teach three children raised by wolves? Penelope travels to Ashton Place to become the new nanny, and that is exactly her problem. The children were found on the grounds of the estate, but no one knows where they came from. The lady of the estate plans to host a Christmas party, and she expects the incorrigible children to attend. Some unexpected events occur in regards to the party, and the mystery carries over into a sequel.

I've read a couple of books about characters being raised by wild animals, but it was funny to see how Penelope treated these children. When she met them, the children were living naked in the barn, and they communicated by grunting and howling. Penelope thought she could soon teach them Latin, even though they couldn't speak English and had never even worn clothes. This book isn't a true mystery. I was left wondering about some comments made by the head of the estate, and someone seemed to have sabotaged the party. Other than that, it was a fun story about the "wild" children.

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