Skype in with Maryrose Wood

Sayreville Middle School Book Club

Discuss the book!

Join the Sayreville Middle School Book Club as we skype in with Maryrose Wood, author of the The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling.


Encourage your students to participate by going to the library and picking up a copy of the book.

What's the book about?

The Incorrigible children actually were found running wild in the forest of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children. Luckily, Miss Penelope Lumley is no ordinary governess.

But mysteries abound at Ashton Place: Who are these wild creatures, and how did they come to live in the forests of the estate? Why does Old Timothy, the coachman, lurk around every corner? Will Penelope be able to teach the Incorrigibles table manners in time for the holiday ball? And what on earth is a schottische?

Get to meet Maryrose Wood!

Maryrose has taught fiction writing and playwriting and is a popular speaker at schools, libraries and conferences. For fun she likes to garden, bike, kayak, and try new vegetarian recipes.

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place is her first series for middle-grade readers. Book 1, The Mysterious Howling, was published in 2010 and received starred reviews in Booklist, Kirkus, SLJ and Publishers Weekly, and was named a Best Children’s Book of 2010 by the Christian Science Monitor, Kirkus, and others. It was followed by The Hidden Gallery in 2011. The third book in the series, The Unseen Guest, was published in March 2012. All three titles were named Junior Library Guild selections.