From the prize-winning author of Trash and Dog, Ribblestrop is sure the delight the most mischievous among us.
When your school’s motto is ‘Life is dangerous’, you know that anything can happen – and everything does!
There’s no school that’s quite like Ribblestrop, complete with roofless dormitories, distracted teachers, and a perilous underground labyrinth. And then there are the students! You’ll meet Sanchez, a Colombian gangster’s son hiding from kidnappers; Millie, an excluded arsonist and self-confessed wild child; Caspar, the landlady’s spoiled grandson; the helpful but hapless Sam and his best friend Ruskin, plus a handful of orphans from overseas who are just happy to have beds – even if they are located in a roofless part of the building…
‘Masterful knockabout humour....the book bulges with irreverent fun and incident.’ The Irish Times ‘Ribblestrop has the "crazy school" appeal of Hogwarts and the grim humour of Lemony Snicket, and looks like a winner.’ The Independent ‘Ribblestrop is disgracefully dangerous high-octane fun of the highest order: an outrageous delight’ Philip Ardagh, in the Guardian
Andy Mulligan was brought up in South London and educated at Oxford University. He worked as a theater director for ten years before travels in Asia prompted him to retrain as a teacher. He has taught English and drama in India, Brazil, the Philippines, and the UK, where he has proved inspirational to many students. He now divides his time between London and Manila.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (April 6, 2009)