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Ribblestrop (Paperback)

By Mulligan, Andy

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The story of a visionary headteacher and his plan to set up a school, Ribblestrop Towers - bought from a penniless toff whose widow continues to live at the school, undermining its new owner - with a donkey sanctuary in the grounds, a group of monks in the west wing and a disused... laboratory in the cellars, rumoured to have been run by the Secret Service. Dr Norcross-Webb has got his hands full - and that's BEFORE the pupils arrive! So far, there's only Sam - whose parents have scrimped and saved to send him to public school and have no idea what Ribblestrop is really like; Sisskin, on his second term and Sam's current mentor; Sanchez, the son of a South American gangster who thinks Ribblestrop is the perfect hiding place to foil any would-be kidnappers; Millie, the only girl and an excluded pupil, who is lucky to have found ANY educational establishment willing to take her on; and a handful of orphans from overseas, who can't believe their luck - even if that involves sleeping in a roofless dormitory and having to build their own refectory...The kids love the freedom the Headmaster gives them and the unique lessons his staff offer - until the government sends a 'deputy' whose job it is to rein him and his pupils in. But Miss Hazlitt has another, more sinister motive for spending time at Ribblestrop. She's opened up the underground lab again and is plotting a terrifying experiment: brain surgery on unsuspecting orphans in an attempt to subdue unruly children...Can Sam, Sanchez, Sisskin and Millie thwart her evil plans?
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ISBN 9781847382306
Released NZ 1 Jun 2009
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781847382306
Stock Available
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Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Imprint Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
Released 1 Jun 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Mulligan, Andy
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
School Stories
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 1mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 288g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Schools - Juvenile fiction
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile