Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesday 54

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

Publishers Website:

Of especially naughty children, it is sometimes said: “They must have been raised by wolves.”

The Incorrigible Children actually were.

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 eliminate their canine tendencies.

But mysteries abound at Ashton Place: Who are these three wild creatures, and how did they come to live in the forest? Why does Old Timothy, the coachman, lurk around every corner? Will Penelope be able to teach the Incorrigibles manners in time for the holiday ball? And what on earth is a schottische?

Penelope herself is no stranger to mystery, as her own origins are also cloaked in secrecy. But as Agatha Swanburne once said, “Things may happen for a reason, but that doesn’t mean we know what the reason is—at least, not yet.”

Released February 2nd 2010

This sounds hilarious, hopefully similar to the humor in
Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone: The Entomological Tales of Augustus T. Percival! And it's the beginning of a series!

What can't you wait for to be released?

"Waiting On" Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine!


  1. The book sounds funny and that cover is awesome!

  2. This sounds a lot of fun!

  3. That cover is very pretty and it sounds like a nice story, too!

  4. This definitely sounds like a great read. Will have to keep an eye out for it.

  5. I'm enamored with this cover! Thanks for sharing this.

    Here's mine.

  6. oh, how cute. it does sound amusing and I'd love to read this. Mine is listed on my blog. :)


  7. I will have to get this when it comes out, if only because my daughter spent like three years barking at everyone. She really loved dogs.

  8. Oooh, my interest is definitely piqued! Thanks for sharing. :)

  9. love that word incorrigle. sounds like a fun one to get.

  10. Love the title, this book looks very fun! Great pick :)

  11. Interesting! Now I am "waiting on" this one too!

  12. I like these Lemony Snicket type books!

  13. I'm looking forward to this one as well. I've got it in my pile to review already so once we get closer to release I'll get the chance to enjoy it :)


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