"Roofless dormitories, distracted teachers and a lethally dangerous underground labyrinth — Ribblestrop's visionary headmaster is out of his depth even before the pupils arrive! And when they do — what a bunch!"Ribblestrop
is a children's novel written by Andy Mulligan.
Ribblestrop Academy is not for the faint of heart. This is a place with the motto "Life is Dangerous", where students smoke, drink, and use weapons — in defense of the school, and to keep themselves warm. The roof of the building is all but nonexistent, although to be fair, that's not exactly their fault; blame the arson attack last term. It also has an underground labyrinth, which beckons.
But don't think too hard on that. Although Ribblestrop has all the trappings of a thriller, it has an extremely healthy sense of humor and absurdity to boot, showing us that school isn't as sane as it first appears.
Has a sequel called Return to Ribblestrop
. Thematically, the series is similar to Wayside School
, but crazier
Tropes in Ribblestrop include: