Monday, April 20, 2015

Hubert Shrubb takes charge: Save Our Miss Lamb by Sue Graves

Hubert goes to a private school and receives the best education there is to offer.  However, when his parent's financial condition changes dramatically almost overnight, he's ejected from the school.  While he waits for his parent's big car, he notices Nanny walking up.  The car is no more either...

Publishing Push, Farthing Drove Publishing and the author allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can find a copy on Amazon.

Hubert has no desire to go the public school but he's outgrown what Nanny could teach him.  When he arrives and opens his mouth, he finds out he talks "posh" and is not like the other students.  They tease him, tell him to shut up and ignore him.  The only good thing is that his teacher is much, much nicer than the one he had at the private school.  So when he finds out she's going to lose her job due to lack of funding, he wants to do something about it.

Hubert has to work on trying to get the other kids of his class behind the idea.  The principal isn't any better; he'd rather build models.  And the head of the educational unit won't even talk to them.  The others are discouraged, but Hubert's just ready to move on to the next idea.

I thought I'd enjoy Sir Kevin's story the most, but Hubert won me over.  He's a typical smart kid that has come from rich family and has to adjust to those who have less.  He does.  And when he could go back to the private school, he declines.  I think Hubert is going to go far in the world.

This book is also written for young readers and I bet they find some of the characters in this story resemble some of the students in their own schools.  Why not let them read it and see?

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