Monday, March 14, 2011

Review: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Hidden Gallery - Maryrose Wood

Where I got it: Library
Rating: 5 stars
Cover Rating: 4 stars (So fun!)
Genre: Middle Grade
Publication Date: March 1, 2011
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Page Count: 313 p.
Sequel to The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Muysterious Howling

The Incorrigible children and their governess are at it again, this time in London. When Penelope Lumley gets a letter from her old headmaster asking to meet her for lunch in London, Penelope thinks it will be splendid fun. She decides she and the Incorrigible can make an educational trip of it. When she tells Mrs. Ashton her plan however, Mrs. Ashton decides she too shall go to London. Penelope and the children arrive first, and soon realize that they have lost there way. The guidebook the Penelope has, is not very much help at all. There is something rather strange about the guidebook, it's illustrations and poetic directions are not very helpful to one actually trying to find something in the city. Luckily a young fellow comes to their rescue and guides them to home. If the Incorrigibles were trouble at the Ashton Place, London only affords them more opportunity and new sites to see.

Again, I truly loved this book. Possibly this one even more so than the first. The kids are just fabulous and I love that touch of wolf in them. There is a shocking discovery made in this book, and I can't believe the next one is out and at hand. This was certainly a fun read that takes you through the old streets of London. The palace, museums, plays, everything you could wish for in an educational big city trip. I appreciated the love interest that pops up in this second novel, Penelope definitely needs a companion, even as a friend. There are even pirates in the novel, so really you know that it must be fantastic. Make sure you pick this one up, especially if you have already read the first one.

First Line:
"'But the workmen swore the repairs to the house would be finished by now!'"

Favorite Line:
"'A word to the wise: Only the actors wear costumes, dear!'"


  1. I have this in my TBR and can't wait to read it. Looks like a fun read!

    Nice review :)

  2. I almost stopped reading your review when I realized this was a sequel, but I had to continue. I love how these books are titled 'The Incorrigible Children.' That right there caught my eye, but the story sounds very fun. I have a love for MG books, as long as they're done well, and I will have to add these books to my wishlist.


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