The Unseen Guest (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place Series #3)

The Unseen Guest (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place Series #3)

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ISBN-13: 9780062366955
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/21/2015
Series: Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 80,565
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Maryrose Wood is the author of the first five books (so far!) in this series about the Incorrigible children and their governess. These books may be considered works of fiction, which is to say, the true bits and the untrue bits are so thoroughly mixed together that no one should be able to tell the difference. This process of fabrication is fully permitted under the terms of the author's Poetic License, which is one of her most prized possessions.

Maryrose's other qualifications for writing these tales include a scandalous stint as a professional thespian, many years as a private governess to two curious and occasionally rambunctious pupils, and whatever literary insights she may have gleaned from living in close proximity to a clever but disobedient dog.


Jon Klassen grew up in Niagara Falls, Canada, and now lives in Los Angeles, California. He is the Caldecott Award-winning author and illustrator of I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat, as well as the illustrator of Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett; The Dark by Lemony Snicket; House Held Up by Trees by Ted Kooser; Cats' Night Out by Caroline Stutson; and the first three books in the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series.

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The Unseen Guest (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place Series, Book III) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The past two books have been charming and delightful so i cant wait to read what happens next in this wonderful seires!
jfoster_sf on LibraryThing 11 months ago
This series is so fun! It makes me laugh out loud and want to bug whoever is closest to me by reading the funny bits out loud to them=D You should start with the first book, though, or else it might seem weird.
tjsjohanna on LibraryThing 11 months ago
I loved the scenes with the giant wolves! And the cave that is fitted out with quilts, pillows, and fresh sandwiches. I'm just as anxious to understand this mystery as Penelope is. I also empathized with Penelope's disenchantment with her favorite stories - that process of growing beyond things as we grow up is a familiar one.
keristars on LibraryThing 11 months ago
The Unseen Guest is another exciting installment of The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, continuing the mysteries and tone of the previous two books. This is not a volume to pick up cold - you will need to read at least the second book to properly understand many of the mysteries and solutions and more mysteries that appear in this one.If you are skilled at reading between the lines, you might be able to figure out some of the answers that our plucky heroine Penelope Lumley is trying to find, but be prepared to be disappointed: for as often as I had an "aha!" moment, I was perplexed by others. Of course, while there are several questions that weave through the plots of the Incorrigible Children series, each book has its own distinct adventurous plot that leaves Miss Lumley out of her element and the Incorrigible siblings having a grand time.Some of the themes to this third book made me think that it would be the last of the series, except for maybe an epilogue happy-ever-after, but of course just as everything might be resolved, we're left with even more questions, as I've mentioned several times already. Honestly, if I don't hear that the fourth book is forthcoming in due time, I shall likely impersonate Lady Constance with a stomping of the foot and petulant pout. At any rate, the themes are "growing up" and "long-lost loved ones' return". Regarding the first theme, not only is 15-year-old Penelope starting to become aware of her first falling-in-love, but the three children are outgrowing their clothes, the boys have been invited to Lord Fredrick's study after dinner like adults, and they're all welcomed out of the nursery. Regarding the second theme, I probably shouldn't talk about it much unless I want to spoil everyone reading this, but it suffices to say that it is a common theme in the book.As always, there is a lot of fun with the narrative in a not-quite-didactic way - elks, thing that can be spelled "POE" (and similar acronyms), birds, and synonyms are all played with in different ways. The in-universe series Giddy-Yap, Rainbow is also used to contrast with the book we're reading, and even serves to illustrate some of the ways that Penelope is growing up.While this book did seem to be a bit long feeling, and I kept flipping to the back to see how much farther I had to go, I think it was more because I was dying to know the answer to all the secrets and mysteries, and less because I was bored (though sometimes wanting to get to the end because it's taking too long, and wanting to get to the end because you're dying to see the solution to a mystery are very similar feelings).I will continue to recommend this series to anyone I think might enjoy it, especially with the fantastic illustrations, and I'm very much looking forward to the next installment.
bookwren on LibraryThing 11 months ago
I love this series, and this third installment was good, but not as good as the first two. I found it a bit slow, even frivolous, in a few places. Still, I enjoyed learning the new revelations about the children and the mystery of Judge Quinzy is interesting. Klassen's illustrations are delightful and Wood's old-fashioned language and tongue-in-cheek humor continues to amuse. I love how the children add "-who" to the end of most of their words. I look forward to book four.
foggidawn on LibraryThing 11 months ago
The Incorrigible Children of Aston Place, Book III: The Unseen Guest is, as the title suggests, the third book in a delightful little series about Miss Penelope Lumley, governess, and her three young charges who were literally raised by wolves. In this book, Penelope and the Incorrigibles are back at Ashton Place after their eventful trip to London. An expedition into the forest which surrounds the manor reveals a few clues about the Incorrigible children's upbringing.I'm quite fond of this series, but at this point I would definitely recommend starting at the beginning -- if you jump in with this book, you'll be lacking a lot of necessary back-story. I don't think I loved this book quite as much as the earlier two, but it was still very pleasant, and very nice to see Penelope's character develop a bit more. I look forward to reading future volumes, and hope that they will provide a few revelations about some of the long-standing mysteries in the series.The narrative voice reminded me of the Series of Unfortunate Events -- more strongly in this book than in previous books. That's not a criticism per se, though if the narrator of the Snicket series got on your nerves with the slightly didactic humor, you may experience the same thing with this series.
ChristianR on LibraryThing 11 months ago
I just love these books. Penelope Lumley and the Incorrigible children are lovable, the adventures are hilarious, and the musings of the narrator are witty and charming. I'm already anxious for the next one to come out & I'm dying to know how many there will be in the series until all of the answers are revealed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Goooooooooooood
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wonder if there will be a ghost in this one. I actually havent read any of these books yet but Im going to real soon. :3
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This book was great mysterious and funny but a little scary in some parts
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book seems scary, especally in the wild! My worries TOTALLY connect with Penelopes! I predict that there will be tons of scary parts!
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I just started reading this book and well so far so good. Maryrose Wood and Jon Klassen did a good job on this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm reading the book right now so far it's great just like the other books!!!!!!!!!
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Nyan cat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I want to read so badly.