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In the kick-off novel in the Mad Misadventures series, 14-year-old pioneering aviatrix Emmaline Cayley is afraid of one thing: plummeting to her doom. Fortunately, 12-year-old Robert Burns, an indestructible village boy, is not. Absurdly unafraid of bodily harm, "Rubberbones" is the ideal pilot for Emmaline's experiments with flight. But before Emmaline can perfect a flying machine with the aid of her new friend, she is sent off to St. Grimelda's School for Young Ladies -- to be cured of her decidedly unladylike ways. It is a school so strict, so severe, so forbidding that it makes the brutal misery in the tales of Charles Dickens look cheery by comparison. With a horrifying headmistress, terrifying teachers and food that is even worse than Aunt Lucy's, this medieval stronghold also houses a terrible secret and a mysterious way of keeping its prisoners, er, its students in line. All Emmaline can think of is escape. But no one has ever escaped from St. Grimelda's. And our heroine soon realizes that the only way out is to face her greatest fear.… (més)
Membre:ColumbusCatholic
Títol:The Strictest School in the World: Being the Tale of a Clever Girl, a Rubber Boy and a Collection of Flying Machines, Mostly Broken (The Mad Misadventures of Emmaline and Rubberbones)
Autors:Howard Whitehouse (Autor)
Informació:Kids Can Press (2006), 256 pages
Col·leccions:Middle School Library
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Etiquetes:Fiction, Fantasy, Humor, Young Adult

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The Strictest School in the World: Being the Tale of a Clever Girl, a Rubber Boy and a Collection of Flying Machines, Mostly Broken (The Mad Misadventures of Emmaline and Rubberbones) de Howard Whitehouse (2006)

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A charming, clever (the title was correct) female protagonist with an 'unbreakable' friend in the middle of Victoriana mixed with a touch of steampunk and lots of eccentric characters that I really liked. Made me snort with laughter at certain points, and then want to eat chocolate cake. I appreciate books that both make me laugh and appreciate the loveliness of chocolate cake. ( )
  sriemann | Mar 30, 2013 |
I really enjoyed this book. The target audience is probably fifth grade and up (10+). 250+pages. A very imaginative adventure about friendship and perseverance and serendipity. I look forward to reading the sequel! ( )
  jre503 | Nov 5, 2009 |
Wonderfully ridiculous! But also well written. ( )
  vercoutere | Feb 22, 2009 |
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In the kick-off novel in the Mad Misadventures series, 14-year-old pioneering aviatrix Emmaline Cayley is afraid of one thing: plummeting to her doom. Fortunately, 12-year-old Robert Burns, an indestructible village boy, is not. Absurdly unafraid of bodily harm, "Rubberbones" is the ideal pilot for Emmaline's experiments with flight. But before Emmaline can perfect a flying machine with the aid of her new friend, she is sent off to St. Grimelda's School for Young Ladies -- to be cured of her decidedly unladylike ways. It is a school so strict, so severe, so forbidding that it makes the brutal misery in the tales of Charles Dickens look cheery by comparison. With a horrifying headmistress, terrifying teachers and food that is even worse than Aunt Lucy's, this medieval stronghold also houses a terrible secret and a mysterious way of keeping its prisoners, er, its students in line. All Emmaline can think of is escape. But no one has ever escaped from St. Grimelda's. And our heroine soon realizes that the only way out is to face her greatest fear.

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