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The interrupted tale / by Maryrose Wood ; illustrated by Eliza Wheeler.

Wood, Maryrose, (author.).
Book Book ([2013])
Description: 385 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2013]
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  • ISBN: 0061791229
  • ISBN: 9780061791222
  • Edition: First edition.
Contents: A Swanburne girl thinks of home -- Lady Constance takes a leap of the imagination -- At last, Penelope makes use of her new fountain pen -- Penelope acquires a new student -- The journey has many stops and starts -- Proof that Penelope is not a princess in disguise -- Miss Mortimer's office is filled with ghosts -- Something valuable is learned in the library -- A work of art reveals more than it intends -- Penelope learns the value of a bird's-eye view -- Something criminal is planned for the CAKE -- The children are given important responsibilities -- Penelope's education proves its worth -- In the chicken coop, blurry things come into focus -- A generous donation comes from an unexpected source -- Epilogue.
Summary: When Miss Penelope Lumley receives an invitation to speak at her alma mater on the occasion of the Celebrate Alumnae Knowledge Exposition, she expects the trip to be a piece of cake -- or rather, CAKE. But preparing a great oration in the style of Cicero is the least of her problems. The Swanburne board of trustees is now led by none other than Judge Quinzy, and Baroness Hoover is wreaking mayhem on the school's beloved traditions. Meanwhile, Lord Fredrick has demanded some rather unexpected lessons of his own -- and why on earth have the Swanburne girls stopped using the hair poultice? Something strange is afoot at the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females. But with the help of a friendly pirate, some talented chickens, those clever Incorrigible children, and her own substantial reserves of pluck, Penelope won't be easily defeated. She's determined to give her speech, save the school, unmask Judge Quinzy and find out precisely what lies within the blurry pages of that strange diary about shipwrecks and cannibals she found in Lord Fredrick's library. Too bad the pages are unreadable, or are they? - Author website.
Authors: Wheeler, Eliza, (illustrator.).
Citation: Wood, Maryrose. "The interrupted tale." New York : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2013.

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