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The Mysterious Howling: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 1

The Mysterious Howling: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 1

Escrito por Maryrose Wood

Narrado por Katherine Kellgren


The Mysterious Howling: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 1

Escrito por Maryrose Wood

Narrado por Katherine Kellgren

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4.5/5 (139 valoraciones)
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5 horas
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Publicado:
Feb 23, 2010
ISBN:
9780061988325
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Audiolibro

Descripción

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

The Incorrigible children actually were.

Discovered in the forests of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children: Alexander keeps his siblings in line with gentle nips; Cassiopeia has a bark that is (usually) worse than her bite; and Beowulf is alarmingly adept at chasing squirrels.

Luckily, Miss Penelope Lumley is no ordinary governess. Only fifteen years old and a 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 eliminate their canine tendencies.But mysteries abound at Ashton Place: Who are these three wild creatures? Why does Old Timothy, the coachman, lurk around every corner? Will Penelope be able to civilize the Incorrigibles in time for Lady Constance’s holiday ball? And what on earth is a schottische?

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

A HarperAudio production.

Editorial:
Publicado:
Feb 23, 2010
ISBN:
9780061988325
Formato:
Audiolibro


Sobre el autor

Maryrose Wood is the author of the first five books (so far!) in this series about the Incorrigible children and their governess. These books may be considered works of fiction, which is to say, the true bits and the untrue bits are so thoroughly mixed together that no one should be able to tell the difference. This process of fabrication is fully permitted under the terms of the author's Poetic License, which is one of her most prized possessions. Maryrose's other qualifications for writing these tales include a scandalous stint as a professional thespian, many years as a private governess to two curious and occasionally rambunctious pupils, and whatever literary insights she may have gleaned from living in close proximity to a clever but disobedient dog.

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  • (4/5)
    DEEEEEEEEEEEEElightful!
  • (4/5)
    Great tongue-in-cheek look at the indomitable Miss Lumley and her enlightened view of how to deal with these "incorrigible" children while living within the constraints of her job. There's no way I'm going to stop here-- the back story is hinted at and its chilling to think of how it will play out (before Miss Lumley gets things under control).
  • (5/5)
    This book is delightful. I’m so glad I decided to listen to it on audio instead of just reading it. The narration is excellent. The story is great, the characters are well done, and I’ve never met more delightful children in my life. I’d highly recommend this to absolutely anyone!
  • (5/5)
    Very delightful book. The narrator Katherine was great, and made a lot of wolf-like sounds. It really makes me feel that I am part of the story. A very warm tale indeed. I look forward to finding out the mysteries in the following series.
  • (5/5)
    I loved it a lot! The characters were great and it had a mystery. Lilarose age 8 1/2
  • (5/5)
    Delightful read! The writing style and characters are quirky and hilarious.
  • (5/5)
    Sweet story. Needed a break from more intense books and this provided the perfect escape. The story is well written and voice actor is amazing.
  • (5/5)
    This was a new story to my grandchildren ( a girl, 10 and a boy 8 ) and I. We are delighted with the children. The story is well told and the narrator is perfect! I am sure we could not enjoy this book any more.
  • (5/5)
    Utterly charming and delightful (children’s) story about three quite unusually wild but lovable young children and their somewhat flabbergasted new governess.

    The over the top fantastic narration by the (now) late Katherine Kellgren makes this darling story all that more enjoyable. I plan to listen to the entire series, and highly recommend to children of ALL ages, from one to one hundred plus....☺️
  • (3/5)
    This is just a lovely book. It has all that British flair that I just adore in books and Katherine Kellgren is an amazing narrator (one of the best in my opinion). It was just funny and it doesn't talk down to the reader. I loved the hidden sarcasm. I wanted to be Penelope Lumley. (She kinda reminded me of Anne Shirley) I'd never heard of these books before the YA Syn literature but I am interested in checking out the rest of the audiobooks.
  • (5/5)
    The Little BookwormPenelope Lumley has been engaged as a governess to three children, three feral children, that is. The Incorrigibles were found in the woods of Ashton Place and it's now Miss Lumley's job to civilize them. But there mysteries abound. Who are these children? And what is Lord Ashton hiding? And why is Old Timothy, the coachman always sulking around? So many questions and this is just the beginning.I want to say "think A Series of Unfortunate Events mixed with a penny dreadful and The Jungle Book" And that might come close, but A Mysterious Howling is not depressing like ASoUE (one of my favorite series but really depressing if you read the whole thing at once). In fact, it's jolly good fun. Miss Lumley steps up to the plate of basically training these wolfish children and turning them into normal humans. While she can be a bit officious, she is a great deal of fun and I loved her approach to the children.There are plenty of mysteries raised in the first book of this series. Why are there three feral children living in the woods at Ashton Place? Why did Lord Ashton keep them? What the heck is going on? I can't wait to read more because I am really glad I got this from the library. It is a delightful book that I highly recommend.
  • (3/5)
    This is such a good book I really recommend this book
  • (5/5)
    Such a fun and delightful book! I adored it.
  • (4/5)
    We listened to this on audiobook, and it was a favorite with the whole family. Hilarious writing and fantastic narration. I knocked off one star because I don't like cliffhanger endings.
  • (4/5)
    A charming, whimsical, and intriguing start to a new series. Jane Eyre meets Lemony Snicket.
  • (4/5)
    Wonderful and very fun little story and excellent storytelling. I love the rhythm of the prose and the structure with her frequent and humorous little back references to things from a couple pages earlier.
    I'm having a little more trouble than I expected finding the next one and I'm anxious.
  • (4/5)
    At age 15, Miss Penelope Lumley, recently graduated from the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, is on her way to her first position as a governess. When she arrives at Ashton Place, she is shocked to learn that her young charges have been raised by wolves!It's hard to describe this story without making it sound silly. It is silly, but it's also cleverly poking fun at tropes in children's literature and it's an entertaining story whether you catch the references or not. Because of this, it works well as a story for both children and adults to read - if it's your first story about wild children and governesses, great, and if it's not, you'll chuckle along with the narrator even more knowledgeably. It's smart without feeling didactic; I was amused by the explanations of irony, for example, and the use of poetry was fun without feeling forced. I'd be hard-pressed to tell you if I preferred the audio or the book, since the former is superbly read by Katherine Kellgren, while the latter includes illustrations from Caldecott Award-winning illustrator Jon Klassen.
  • (5/5)
    I don't care if it's meant for children. What could be more delightful than the inimitable Katherine Kellgren reading the audio version of a story that's part Series of Unfortunate Events (orphans, complex words, adult humor) and part Julie Andrews' Mary Poppins (plucky governess, manners, eternal optimism, scatter-brained lord and lady) but with a dash of its own uniqueness? For these orphans are no ordinary orphans - they were raised by wolves! And, since there are three children of differing ages, a person (and by that I mean, 15-year-old governess Penelope Lumley) must wonder exactly *how* they came to be raised by wolves and if they can ever be taught to behave as children. Absolutely entertaining on audio.
  • (5/5)
    So I started off thinking this was an amusing children's book but that I would not be likely to continue with the series. WRONG, I must know why is her hair red, what's up with Lord Frederick, will the children be okay...
    I really enjoyed the whole book!
  • (4/5)
    Great story with all the elements to keep kids reading. Loved the idea and the governess character.
  • (3/5)
    After finding three children apparently raised by wolves on his property, Lord Ashton hires Penelope Lumley to be their governess. While the job is not exactly what she expected, 15 year old Penelope does her best to tutor her new charges in manners as well as academics. Where did the children come from? Who set up the terrible occurrences at the Christmans party, and what were they trying to cause?
  • (2/5)
    A fifteen year old becomes the governess at a strange and mysterious manor. Her charges are three children found living among the wolves; she civilizes them while trying to puzzle out her boss's motives.

    Too young for me to enjoy, but a nice read if you've been missing the Lemony Snicket series.
  • (2/5)
    This series has been compared to Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events, and that comparison is very true, in my opinion. Unfortunately, I didn't like Lemony Snicket's series, so I wish I had read that comparison before I started this book. Most of the characters in the book were very flat. There was a huge mysterious buildup as to who the orphan children really are, but unfortunately, little resolution was given to the end of the story. One major event was resolved (the Christmas Party), but everything else was pushed off to the next book in the series. I don't mind cliffhangers, but I would like something to hold me until I get to the next book. I was left with nothing on this one. Slightly disappointing.
  • (4/5)
    The 5th book of this series just came out, and I finally got around to reading the first one. I really enjoyed it; it is smart, funny, engaging and quirky. With a lexile level of 1000 and an AR level of 6.8, this is a great book for those middle grade students who need a higher reading level without some of the YA content. It contains many pearls of wisdom from the inimitable Agatha Swanburne, not to mention our young governess-heroine Penelope. There are quotes from literature, and even some Latin phrases thrown in for good measure. With that being said, you might assume this is one of those books that adults love but middle graders don't like. However, I have several students who love this series. This would be a good family read-aloud, or a road trip book. I understand the narrarator is fabulous. There are a lot of mysteries left unexplained, so be ready to start the next one quickly
  • (4/5)
    Fun and quick read about 3 children found in the woods & their "civilizing" by the 15-year-old narrator who has been hired to be their governess.
  • (4/5)
    Fifteen-year-old Penelope Lumley is hired to be a governess for a trio of feral children discovered in Lord Fredrick's vast, forested land. Penelope is proper and efficient in bringing the children along to a semblance of civility but there are hints and shadows of people's intentions not being quite right when it comes to the children's welfare. Thus sets the scene for this new series that could be a cousin to the Series of Unfortunate Events books. The narrator's tone is pert, brisk and practical with just a hint of winking humor. A great choice for a read-aloud and quite suitable for gifted readers.
  • (4/5)
    The Mysterious Howling is absolutely hilarious! This audio book is narrated by Katherine Kellgren who also reads the Bloody Jack audio books. In this first installment of the Incorrigible Children the reader is introduced to the young residents of Ashton Place who have literally been raised by wolves. Luckily, they have resourceful and plucky young Swanburne Academy graduate, Miss Penelope Lumley, as their new governess. Prepare to laugh out loud at the antics of Miss Lumley and her young charges. I'm sure the book is fun to read in print format as well but the vocal performance of Katherine Kellgren adds to the hilarity of the story. Looking forward to the next volume in this series. 4 stars
  • (5/5)
    It takes a talented writer to craft the perfect MG book, and Wood has done just that. This hearkens back to those timeless children's books that everyone has read and fell in love with. And to make it even better, Katherine Kellgren has the perfect narration style.
  • (3/5)
    Not bad, but the plot didn't contain too much detail, and it seemed that a lot of the humor came from literary references that an age-appropriate audience wouldn't understand/find funny if they did (in fact, a lot of adults probably wouldn't find the governess/Victorian humor all that amusing either, unless they have a soft spot for Austen and the Brontes).
  • (5/5)
    After completing her education at the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, 15-year-old Penelope Lumley accepts a post as governess at Ashton Place. The intrepid governess is not daunted upon learning that her three charges have just been captured in the woods where they have been living in the wild. Miss Lumley simply adds instruction in personal grooming, wearing clothing, and speaking to her curriculum of mathematics, geography, language, and literature (with occasional distractions from squirrels). Miss Lumley's skills will soon be put to the test when the lady of the house decides to host a Christmas party with the children in attendance.Katherine Kellgren's narration further enhances an already delightful fairytale-like story. All of her characterizations are outstanding, but I particularly enjoyed hearing the children's voices as they struggled with human speech. Readers should be forewarned that the story ends with a cliff-hanger. I'm eager to get my hands on the next book in the series, and it will have to be the audio version now I that I know how good it is in that format.