Return to Ribblestrop

Return to Ribblestrop

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A new term means new trouble in this rollicking sequel to Ribblestrop, which has the "crazy-school appeal of Hogwarts and the grim humor of Lemony Snicket" (The Independent). The headmaster at Ribblestrop is hoping for a bit more organization as a new term gets underway. But secrets remain buried, the new Chaplain is not all that he seems, and a truckload of circus animals has taken refuge on the school grounds. There's also a new student who's a soccer protégé, not to mention a pregnant panther and an escaped crocodile. Basically, things are about to go from bad to worse at Ribblestrop. Can Millie, Sanchez, and the gang help save the day once more?
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 147 x 216 x 28mm | 408g
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1442499079
  • 9781442499072
  • 2,211,316

Review quote

The school headmaster warns people that "Ribblestrop is an unusual school and some of its pupils are also unusual." This sequel opens with Millie, the newly minted head girl (and only girl) hitchhiking her way back for the new term. Getting a ride from the new chaplain of the school, Father O'Hanrahan, leads to car crashes, fire alarms, a hotel in flames, a hijacked big rig, and wild animals on the loose. Despite all this devastation, Millie and the boys (an assorted cast including several "foreigners") do make it back to school. Meanwhile, the newly promoted, epaulet-wearing, deputy chief constable Cuthbertson is plotting his revenge for previous unspecified wrongs. He and his accomplices have their hopes set on a treasure rumored to be somewhere in an underground and under-the-lake system of tunnels, rooms, and elevators on the Ribblestrop estate. All that stands in their way are a band of protective monks, crocodiles, tigers, the ghost of the wealthy estate owner, and Millie and the rest of the of "A Series of Unfortunate Events" (HarperCollins) looking for a deeper dive into humorous noir can turn to this boarding school farce set in the British countryside.--School Library Journal "March 2016 "
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About Andy Mulligan

Andy Mulligan was brought up in South London and educated at Oxford University. He worked as a theater director for ten years before travels in Asia prompted him to retrain as a teacher. He has taught English and drama in India, Brazil, the Philippines, and the UK, where he has proved inspirational to many students. He now divides his time between London and Manila. Tad Carpenter is a designer, author, teacher, and illustrator of many books for young readers. The New York Times Book Review raved of his Zoom! Zoom!, "Any child obsessed with trucks or backhoes or trains or steam shovels should get a jolt of pleasure from the vehicular energy on display here." He lives in Kansas City, Missouri. Visit him online at
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Rating details

135 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
5 38% (51)
4 27% (37)
3 22% (30)
2 7% (9)
1 6% (8)
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