For fans of Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events and Trenton Lee Stewart's Mysterious Benedict Society, here comes the final book in the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, the acclaimed and hilarious Victorian mystery series by Maryrose Wood.Unhappy Penelope Lumley is trapped in unhappy Plinkst! Even the beets for which Plinkst is inexplicably famous fail to grow in this utterly miserable Russian village. Penelope anxiously counts the days and wonders how she will ever get back to England in time to save all the Ashtonswho, she now knows, include herself and the Incorrigible children, although their precise location on the family tree is still a mysteryfrom their accursd fate. Her daring scheme to escape sends her on a wildly unexpected journey. But time is running out, and the not-really-dead Edward Ashton is still on the loose. His mad obsession with the wolfish curse on the Ashtons puts Penelope and the Incorrigibles in dire peril. As Penelope fights her way back to her beloved pupils, the three brave Incorrigibles endure their gloomy new tutor and worriedly prepare for the arrival of Lady Constances baby. Little do they know the danger theyre in! In this action-packed conclusion to the acclaimed series, mysteries are solved and long-lost answers are found. Only one question remains: Will Penelope and the Incorrigibles find a way to undo the family curse in time, or will the next full moon be their last?...
|Title||:||The Long-Lost Home (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #6)|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
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The Long-Lost Home (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #6) Reviews
It was bittersweet finishing this book, knowing it was the last installment to this amazing series. I read the first book when I was a kid, and every one that followed. The Long-Lost Home was an overall great ending to the series, and I'd love nothing more than a sequel, LOL! (view spoiler)[of the adventures of Penelope and Simon on their journey to Africa with Bertha the ostrich! (hide spoiler)] Thank you Maryrose Wood for writing such an adventurous tale that brought these beloved characters t ...more
A fine ending, everything explained, if with a little too much luck.
-the cliffhanger of the last book took too long to reside, it seems like the author was fishing for a way that Penelope could (view spoiler)[end up in Germany in her parents' village (hide spoiler)]
-Penelope needs to take a hint with Simon. Maybe because it's middle grade, so it can't be overly romantic
-Similar problem with the lack of death, can't be overt or by hand of protagonist because it's middle grade but it ...more
I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book made me sob.
As for the book itself, I felt it wrapped the series up nicely. Lots of deus ex machina (convenient coincidences and happenstance), which is typical of middle grade. I think most readers of these books ha ...more