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
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Barbara Brooks Wallace is the author of many books for children. She is noted particularity for her Victorian mysteries, or Gothics, 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.Review:
"A boarding school story far from the old formula junior novel." -- Children's Books
An unusual and entertaining novel, well told. -- Publisher's Weekly, Jan. 22, 1973
Humor and characterization stand out. -- New Books for Young Readers, February 1973
Perhaps not since Harriet (the Spy) has there been a heroine so self-centered, so complex, and so touching. -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Apr. '73
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Descripción Follett. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Nº de ref. de la librería 2817334832
Descripción Follett, 1972. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0695403222