Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/20/2000

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9780595095704

About the Book

Timid, eleven-year-old Dylis Rattenbury, afraid to cross the street without holding someone's hand, idolizes bold, free-spirited, indifferent Victoria Corcoran. When both are sent to boarding school, Dylis is miserable at being separated from her parents, while Victoria seems only concerned that boarding school does not provide room service. With their two roommates she forms a secret club, ostensibly to ward off the "evil forces" in the school, but privately to help get herself expelled.

"A boarding school story far from the old formula junior novel."—Children's Books

"An unusual and entertaining novel, well told."—Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Barbara Brooks Wallace is the author of many books for children. She is noted particularity for her Victorian mysteries, or Gothic’s, often described by reviewers as "Dickensian". Both her Twin in the Tavern and Sparrows in the Scullery have won Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards. Peppermints in the Parlor was a winner of the William Allen White Award.