The fourth book in the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series.
Miss Lumley, finally 16 years old, has had an invitation from Miss Mortimer to attend and speak at the CAKE. The CAKE, or Celebrate Alumnae Knowledge Exposition, is held at Swanburne itself!
Penelope is delighted to finally be able to return home, and bring the Incorrigible children as well! But something strange has happened since Penelope left her alma mater. The imposter, Judge Quinzy, has become chairman of the board and made some dreadful changes, including changing the name of the school from the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, to Quinzy’s School for Miserable Girls! Can the Incorrigible’s prove Judge Quinzy’s real identity before it is too late?
What a great book! Please be sure to read the first three books, though.
I still think that Katherine Kellgren is the absolute best narrator in the history of narrators. She makes this book absolutely hilarious, just like the first three.
I felt like this book was not quite as good as the others, and thought at first that it wasn’t as funny. But it was; there are just as many quotable lines, although it was missing more pithy bits of wisdom from Agatha than the other books. Of course, now we will have to wait a long time before the fifth book comes out…*sigh*.
Overall Rating: 4/5
Audience: Ages 8 and up.