Plot summary-A group of children are spending the night in the creepy Old Harwick Hall, as part of a school

trip. They are placed into certain groups, and Claudia, Colin, Ralph, Pixie and Robbo find themselves together. None of the group members are really best friends, but throughout the night they discover a secret that the old mansion has kept hidden for years, and they suddenly find themselves coming closer together and discovering why they were put in a group with each other. They are all wondering why they are put together, when they discover that they each had two different addresses on their permission slips, one for their mother¶s home and one for their father¶s home. Each child comes fr om a divorced family. At least one of their parents has married again. Some children have to deal with either stepbrothers, stepsisters, or blood related siblings. They each in turn tell each other about how their parents broke up. It uncovers many mysterious questions. Synopsis This novel is a tale that is both funny and moving. Five children are stranded together for the night in a tower of creepy, dark old Harwick Hall. In that stormy night, the children uncover the story of Richard Clayton Harwick which is very disturbing. It is a tale of a boy who of many years ago learned what it was like to have a truly wicked stepfather. Richard Clayton Harwick¶s long hidden journal provides an inner tale that triggers off, one by one, each of the stories of the listening children. It turns out eventually that they all have step parents, some kind, some bad, some just plain wrong and so they tell each other their stories. After listening to Richard¶s story, each of the five tells his or her own. Their stories are powerful and intensely moving tales of children struggling with change and shifting family conditions. Claudia¶s story shows things well on the way to a happy ending. Claudia feels disloyal to her mum whenever she has a good time with her father and his new girlfriend, Stella. Thus, she is unfriendly towards Stella. Finally, in front of her Dad¶s friends who are rude to Stella, she compliments Stella and makes everyone notice the lady. Colin¶s story is moving. Colin¶s seems the saddest. He had someone he thought of as his father and now he misses him so badly that it hurts. Colin¶s mother leaves the only father Colin has known, a man she lived with for many years, and in her attempt to create a new life for herself does not see that Colin has been torn from a m an he loves. Colin loves his stepfather, but hasn¶t seen him for five years, and is obsessively determined to find him. Ralph¶s story, though merry, is as complicated as a maze. He has three stepmothers to deal with. All of them are different in their ways. In addition, he has a lot of stepbrothers, stepsisters, half brother and half sisters to accept in his life. Ralph cannot keep track of which parent¶s house he should go to after school each

day, so his parents develop a lunchbox system: the Dumbo lunchbox means Dad¶s house after school; the Mickey Mouse one directs him to his mother¶s.Towards the end, we can see that he is anxiously waiting for his little half sister or half brother to be born. Pixie has to deal with two really irritating sist ers. She hates to go over her dad¶s house twice in a month. She feels that everyone is pretending to be in a happy family when thay are actually not. She has to deal with two really irritating stepsisters and father who pretends he doesn¶t notice how difficult things are for her.Soon, Pixie discovers that her stepmother and stepsisters aren¶t any happier about the situation than she is. She learns to adapt to the situation. One of her step sisters teaches her mathematics and in return she tells ghost stories. Robbo and his sister, Callie find that their half sister, Dumpa is the problem. Both their Mum and stepfather, Roy keep on arguing. The arguments are mainly due to Callie. Callie never seems to see eye to eye with Roy. Both Mum and Roy are committed with each other just because of Dumpa, their three year old son. Eventually, Callie moves out to her Dad¶s place and that solves the problem. Each of their stories is different, but through the act of telling, and through the responses of the other children, each one learns more about his or her life.

STEP BY WICKED STEP (PART 1)
It is raining. Mr. Plumley and five pupil from Stagfire School are going to a haunted house in a minibus. Ralpha, Claudia, Robbo , Collin and Pixie have been picked out by Miss O¶Dell and herded into the minibus with Mr. Plumley. When they reach Creepsville, they think it is haunted. The last group tells tales of strange shadows and footsteps and eerie figures in white gown melting through the walls. There are no lights and Mr. Plumley is horrified to settle the pupils in pitch dark. They go upstairs as they pass by oil painted portraits of Harwicks of all ages staring at them. As it is a rainy night, Pixie preferred safety in numbers. They have a rule ³each bedroom is for either girls or boys.´ Mr. Plumley does not know the rule. He tells the pupils to settle in while he goes to look for the housekeeper. Robbo decides to explore two or three more stairs. He finds two more beds and a bathroom. The boys take the present room meanwhile Claudia and Pixie take the other. Colin points at the wall. He insists there is a door on the wall. When there is lightning, all of them see the wall papered door meeting the wall papered wall. As they enter the room, cobwebs indicate no one has been there. A tower off a tower. The shelf, desk and chair are filled with dust. Claudia sees a wooden cow balancing on three legs. She strokes its nose. Suddenly, she hears a soft sound behind her. Robbo sets a globe of the world to spin on its axis. By looking around, they came to a conclusion that the last child who slept in it came from a rich family. They find out it is a boy¶s room. Claudia notices a dusty green album in spidery writing on the cover. Richard Clayton Harwick ± My Story. Read and Weep. They hear the faint rumble of the bus. The other children have arrived. The 5 children rush to their rooms and pretend to be fast asleep. They do not want to miss the chance to read the album. Not many get a chance to peep into someone else¶s life and not many people are brave enough to tell you their story. By the time Miss O¶Dell and Mr. Plumley come to the first tower room, they think that the children are fast asleep due to tiredness. Miss O¶Dell continues to say that the five children have something in common. Mr. Plumley is puzzled as nothing seemed to be common in the five. Pixie is a trouble maker. Claudia is sensible. Ralph is quick-witted and hardworking unlike Colin who likes to daydream. Robbo is soccer-mad. As Miss O¶Dell goes down, the lights come again. She shuts the tower door leaving the five children who have been listening to their conversation.

Ralph cannot keep track of which parent¶s house he should go to after school each day. It turns out eventually that they all have step parents. some kind. in front of her Dad¶s friends who are rude to Stella. Colin¶s mother leaves the only father Colin has known. but hasn¶t seen him for five years. some bad. Finally. we can see that he is anxiously waiting for his little half sister or half brother to be born. Stella. a man she lived with for many years. In that stormy night. each of the stories of the listening children. Pixie discovers that her stepmother and stepsisters aren¶t any happier about the situation . He has three stepmothers to deal with. Colin¶s story is moving. some just plain wrong and so they tell each other their stories. and in her attempt to create a new life for herself does not see that Colin has been torn from a man he loves. so his parents develop a lunchbox system: the Dumbo lunchbox means Dad¶s house after school. the children uncover the story of Richard Clayton Harwick which is very disturbing. dark old Harwick Hall. After listening to Richard¶s story. Ralph¶s story. She feels that everyone is pretending to be in a happy family when thay are actually not. Claudia feels disloyal to her mum whenever she has a good time with her father and his new girlfriend.Synopsis This novel is a tale that is both funny and moving. Colin¶s seems the saddest. It is a tale of a boy who of many years ago learned what it was like to have a truly wicked stepfather. stepsisters. Richard Clayton Harwick¶s long hidden journal provides an inner tale that triggers off. one by one. he has a lot of stepbrothers. though merry. half brother and half sisters to accept in his life.Soon. she compliments Stella and makes everyone notice the lady. the Mickey Mouse one directs him to his mother¶s. He had someone he thought of as his father and now he misses him so badly that it hurts. and is obsessively determined to find him. she is unfriendly towards Stella. Their stories are powerful and intensely moving tales of children struggling with change and shifting family conditions Claudia¶s story shows things well on the way to a happy ending. is as complicated as a maze. In addition. Thus. each of the five tells his or her own. Pixie has to deal with two really irritating sisters. All of them are different in their ways. She hates to go over her dad¶s house twice in a month. Five children are stranded together for the night in a tower of creepy. She has to deal with two really irritating stepsisters and father who pretends he doesn¶t notice how difficult things are for her. Colin loves his stepfather.Towards the end.

Eventually. Resolution . Rising Action They explore the tower Climax The discover Richard Clayton Harwick¶s room which is in a tower off the tower. One of her step sisters teaches her mathematics and in return she tells ghost stories. Callie moves out to her Dad¶s place and that solves the problem Each of their stories is different. Robbo and his sister. each one learns more about his or her life. Falling Action ± resolutions to conflicts solved Resolution ± final outcome Introduction Exposition One stormy night. but through the act of telling. dark old Harwick Hall. five children are thrown together in a creepy tower. their three year old son. It shows the arrangement of ideas and / or incidents that make up a story. Climax ± turning point Rising Action ± problems and conflicts are revealed Exposition ± characters and setting are revealed.than she is. Both their Mum and stepfather. She learns to adapt to the situation. Callie never seems to see eye to eye with Roy. Dumpa is the problem. and through the responses of the other children. Both Mum and Roy are committed with each other just because of Dumpa. Falling Action The find the long hidden journal that belongs to Richard Clayton Harwick. Roy keep on arguing. Callie find that their half sister. Plot The plot of a novel comprises of the series of events that make up the story. It shows the events and thoughts which make up the novel¶s basic structure. The arguments are mainly due to Callie.

Rising Action Richard¶s mother remarried. Falling Action Richard found the note on the captain¶s table. He realized that his mother was searching for him. Resolution . Claudia is s ent to Stella¶s house all of a sudden and on that day Dad and Stella are having a party. Charlotte. She informs Stella that she likes the pyjamas. (Claudia¶s story) Exposition Claudia¶s Mum and Dad quarrel a lot Rising Action Dad leaves the house to stay with Granny and later moves to Stella¶s. He realized that his family was looking for him. Coldstone who was a cruel man.They decide to read the journal as they never get the chance to peep into other people¶s life. He returns home and finds a letter written by his sister. Charlotte reveals all the difficulties they had had to undergo. Falling Action Everyone starts noticing Stella and make a conversation with her. Claudia excuses herself politely to be in her room during the dinner. She married Mr. Climax Richard left home as he was not happy with the situation. Resolution He has to make a decision whether he should leave again. she parades and makes a grand appearance at the party. In the letter. (Richard Harwick¶s Story) Exposition Richard¶s father had fever and eventually he died. Climax Wearing the green pyjamas given by Stella.

He calls him µDad´ Rising Action Colin and his dad spend a lot of time together. She finds a job at a canteen Falling Action Colin misses his dad very much. He even pretends to talk to him. He has three stepmothers to deal with. Rising Action He manages to tolerate all of them Climax Flora. Resolution He waits for the day when he will be able to find his dad. Climax Colin¶s mum leaves the house and moves to another place. His dad walks him to and fro from school and takes him to the park. Resolution With the help of Mum. (Pixie¶s Story) Exposition . he sorts out the baby¶s clothes. (Colin¶s Story) Exposition Colin lives with his mum and a man he assumes to be his father. Colin loves his dad very much. (Ralph¶s Story) Exposition Ralph has a big family.Claudia is happy for Stella. Stepmother number three is pregnant Falling Action He plans to help Flora to take care of his half sister or half brother.

Ralph. But all of the children have had a chance to express what they¶re feeling. and to realize (along with readers) that they are not alone. The message is not about solving the problems. but about simply dealing with them. Conclusion The children feel proud to relate their stories. is left hanging rather ominously . They are placed into certain groups. and they suddenly find themselves coming closer together and . but throughout the night they discover a secret that the old mansion has kept hidden for years. Climax Roy is very adamant and refuses to speak or do things for the step children as before Falling Action Callie decides to move to Dad¶s place. Frequent quarrels are seen in the house. Colin. and none reach a final resolution by the end±one. Several of the stories are quite poignant. their stepfather. Everyone¶s story is different. one is funny. Pixie and Robbo find themselves together. and Claudia. Plot summary A group of children are spending the night in the creepy Old Harwick Hall. in fact.Pixie goes over her father¶s place twice in a month Rising Action Pixie hates her stepsisters¶ habits Climax Hetty moves in Pixie¶s room Falling Action Pixie and Lucy tells each other their feelings Resolution Pixie learns to adapt to the situation (Robbo¶s Story) Exposition Robbo¶s parents have splited up long ago Rising Action His sister Callie hates Roy. Resolution Mum helps to set up Dad¶s home so that it would be comfortable for Callie. as part of a school trip. None of the group members are really best friends.

but find out they are linked in some way. b. Ship . Each child comes from a divorced family. or evil step-fathers. Some children have to deal with either stepbrothers.     a. with divorced parents. when they discover that they each had two different addresses on their permission slips. It is the main message that is more global in scope. Theme Theme refers to the central idea in the story. Pixie and Robbo. Part 1 1. Children lack choices and real opportunity to speak frankly and openly about their feelings and situations to the adults around them d. All pain eventually heals and we have the power to change things for the better.discovering why they were put in a group with each other. Sheer determination of a child can give strength and purpose. 2. In the bus that takes the children to Creepsville. or blood related siblings. Harwick¶s house 2. Adults should look around them and listen Setting The setting provides the background of the story. There are many themes in the novel. Each one has a difficult time at home. It also refers to the time of the event. They are all wondering why they are put together. one for their mother¶s home and one for their father¶s home. Introduction 1. Characters The group of school-children are the main characters in this novel. It is the idea or point of a story formulated as a generalization. Colin. They are all different. Ralph. The children are Claudia. At least one of their parents has married again. In Richard Clayton Harwick¶s room where they find the journal. Moredanger School 3. At the tower where the children are going to spend the night. stepsisters. They each in turn tell each other about how their parents broke up. 3. c. It uncovers many mysterious questions. It refers to the place where a particular event takes place.

Point of View Point of view is the perspective from which a story is told. The author creates a narrator to tell the story. First home 2. The introduction of the story is written in the third person¶s point of view. All the other parts are told in the first person¶s view. It is through the narrator¶s perspective that readers learn what is happening in a story. It is told through the eyes of the author. Conclusion 1. Mum¶s place 2. 2. 2. Granny¶s house 3. The porch where Callie pushes her bike 3. Mum¶s place where Claudia lives. Mum¶s place. Dad¶s place Part 6 1. Tone and Mood . The tower Moral Values  Do not look down on others  Do not give up easily when we are faced with problems  We must try to accept things the way they are and make the best out of it. Dad¶s place 3.Part 2 1. Anne Fine. Park 3. The streets where they go to buy bread and mint sauce Part 5 1. Second home Part 4 1. Stella¶s home. Part 3 1. Outside the house when Roy cleans the shed.

Colin¶s story is moving. Synopsis This novel is a tale that is both funny and moving. the reader must examine the language the author uses and decide what effect the author¶s diction and syntax creates. He has three stepmothers to deal with. Colin¶s mother leaves the only father Colin has known. Claudia feels disloyal to her mum whenever she has a good time with her father and his new girlfriend. some kind. but the rest of the book (which was the children telling stories) was written in a very life-like way. He had someone he thought of as his father and now he misses him so badly that it hurts. each of the stories of the listening children. and is obsessively determined to find him. some bad. but hasn¶t seen him for five years. Richard Clayton Harwick¶s long hidden journal provides an inner tale that triggers off. in front of her Dad¶s friends who are rude to Stella. she compliments Stella and makes everyone notice the lady. one by one. and in her attempt to create a new life for herself does not see that Colin has been torn from a man he loves. as if it really was young children speaking. In addition. the author recognizes and validates the anger many children feel when the adults who should be caring for them cause their lives to spin out of control. Five children are stranded together for the night in a tower of creepy. a man she lived with for many years. though merry. but it does have the taste of reality. Stella.Tone refers to the author¶s attitude or position toward the action. subject and even readers of the story. All of them are different in their ways. It is a tale of a boy who of many years ago learned what it was like to have a truly wicked stepfather. It turns out eventually that they all have step parents. Language and Style It was quite chilling at first. each of the five tells his or her own. she is unfriendly towards Stella. the children uncover the story of Richard Clayton Harwick which is very disturbing. and then expect them to just adjust and be happy. In that stormy night. characters. some just plain wrong and so they tell each other their stories. Their stories are powerful and intensely moving tales of children struggling with change and shifting family conditions Claudia¶s story shows things well on the way to a happy ending. It¶s not all happy endings here. To determine the tone of a story. Finally. dark old Harwick Hall. In this novel. Ralph¶s story. narrator. After listening to Richard¶s story. Colin¶s seems the saddest. he has a . Thus. is as complicated as a maze. Colin loves his stepfather.

the Mickey Mouse one directs him to his mother¶s. so his parents develop a lunchbox system: the Dumbo lunchbox means Dad¶s house after school. She learns to adapt to the situation. The arguments are mainly due to Callie. Both their Mum and stepfather. Pixie discovers that her stepmother and stepsisters aren¶t any happier about the situation than she is.Towards the end. their three year old son. and through the responses of the other children. It shows the arrangement of ideas and / or incidents that make up a story. Eventually. Climax ± turning point Rising Action ± problems and conflicts are revealed Exposition ± characters and setting are revealed. stepsisters. One of her step sisters teaches her mathematics and in return she tells ghost stories. She has to deal with two really irritating stepsisters and father who pretends he doesn¶t notice how difficult things are for her. Both Mum and Roy are committed with each other just because of Dumpa. we can see that he is anxiously waiting for his little half sister or half brother to be born. Callie find that their half sister. Dumpa is the problem. Callie moves out to her Dad¶s place and that solves the problem Each of their stories is different.lot of stepbrothers. Ralph cannot keep track of which parent¶s house he should go to after school each day. but through the act of telling. Roy keep on arguing. She feels that everyone is pretending to be in a happy family when thay are actually not. Robbo and his sister. Callie never seems to see eye to eye with Roy. Plot The plot of a novel comprises of the series of events that make up the story.Soon. Falling Action ± resolutions to conflicts solved Resolution ± final outcome Introduction Exposition . She hates to go over her dad¶s house twice in a month. It shows the events and thoughts which make up the novel¶s basic structure. Pixie has to deal with two really irritating sisters. half brother and half sisters to accept in his life. each one learns more about his or her life.

(Claudia¶s story) Exposition Claudia¶s Mum and Dad quarrel a lot .One stormy night. Falling Action The find the long hidden journal that belongs to Richard Clayton Harwick. Resolution He has to make a decision whether he should leave again. He realized that his mother was searching for him. dark old Harwick Hall. (Richard Harwick¶s Story) Exposition Richard¶s father had fever and eventually he died. Resolution They decide to read the journal as they never get the chance to peep into other people¶s life. Coldstone who was a cruel man. She married Mr. Charlotte. Rising Action They explore the tower Climax The discover Richard Clayton Harwick¶s room which is in a tower off the tower. He returns home and finds a letter written by his sister. Falling Action Richard found the note on the captain¶s table. five children are thrown together in a creepy tower. In the letter. Rising Action Richard¶s mother remarried. Climax Richard left home as he was not happy with the situation. Charlotte reveals all the difficulties they had had to undergo. He realized that his family was looking for him.

Resolution He waits for the day when he will be able to find his dad. Climax Wearing the green pyjamas given by Stella. She finds a job at a canteen Falling Action Colin misses his dad very much.Rising Action Dad leaves the house to stay with Granny and later moves to Stella¶s. (Colin¶s Story) Exposition Colin lives with his mum and a man he assumes to be his father. Rising Action He manages to tolerate all of them . Resolution Claudia is happy for Stella. Colin loves his dad very much. Claudia is sent to Stella¶s house all of a sudden and on that day Dad and Stella are having a party. Climax Colin¶s mum leaves the house and moves to another plac e. Falling Action Everyone starts noticing Stella and make a conversation with her. He calls him µDad´ Rising Action Colin and his dad spend a lot of time together. He has three stepmothers to deal with. He even pretends to talk to him. (Ralph¶s Story) Exposition Ralph has a big family. she parades and makes a grand appearance at the party. Claudia excuses herself politely to be in her room during the dinner. His dad walks him to and fro from school and takes him to the park. She informs Stella that she likes the pyjamas.

their stepfather. Resolution Mum helps to set up Dad¶s home so that it would be comfortable for Callie. Resolution With the help of Mum. Frequent quarrels are seen in the house.Climax Flora. (Pixie¶s Story) Exposition Pixie goes over her father¶s place twice in a month Rising Action Pixie hates her stepsisters¶ habits Climax Hetty moves in Pixie¶s room Falling Action Pixie and Lucy tells each other their feelings Resolution Pixie learns to adapt to the situation (Robbo¶s Story) Exposition Robbo¶s parents have splited up long ago Rising Action His sister Callie hates Roy. . Climax Roy is very adamant and refuses to speak or do things for the step children as before Falling Action Callie decides to move to Dad¶s place. he sorts out the baby¶s clothes. Stepmother number three is pregnant Falling Action He plans to help Flora to take care of his half sister or half brother.

It also refers to the time of the event. Colin. . Everyone¶s story is different. There are many themes in the novel. one for their mother¶s home and one for their father¶s home. It uncovers many mysterious questions. and Claudia. with divorced parents. as part of a school trip. or evil step-fathers. They each in t urn tell each other about how their parents broke up. when they discover that they each had two different addresses on their permission slips. stepsisters. Some children have to deal with either stepbrothers. c. Ralph. Characters The group of school-children are the main characters in this novel. All pain eventually heals and we have the power to change things for the better. Theme Theme refers to the central idea in the story. The message is not about solving the problems. Children lack choices and real opportunity to speak frankly and openly about their feelings and situations to the adults around them d. At least one of their parents has married again. and none reach a final resolution by the end±one. Each child comes from a divorced family. They are placed into certain groups. Colin. one is funny. It refers to the place where a particular event takes place. Several of the stories are quite poignant. but throughout the night they discover a secret that the old mansion has kept hidden for years. but about simply dealing with them. Adults should look around them and listen Setting The setting provides the background of the story. But all of the children have had a chance to express what they¶re feeling. They are all different. but find out they are linked in some way. Pixie and Robbo find themselves together. Each one has a difficult time at home. b. Sheer determination of a child can give strength and purpose. None of the group members are really best friends. Plot summary A group of children are spending the night in the creepy Old Harwick Hall. is left hanging rather ominou sly. It is the main message that is more global in scope. and to realize (along with readers) that they are not alone.     a. and they suddenly find themselves coming closer together and discovering why they were put in a group with each other. The children are Claudia. Ralph. or blood related siblings. Pixie and Robbo.Conclusion The children feel proud to relate their stories. It is the idea or point of a story formulated as a generalization. They are all wondering why they are put together. in fact.

Mum¶s place 2. The tower Moral Values  Do not look down on others  Do not give up easily when we are faced with problems . 2. Dad¶s place Part 6 1. The streets where they go to buy bread and mint sauce Part 5 1. Outside the house when Roy cleans the shed. Part 3 1. Granny¶s house 3. Moredanger School 3. In the bus that takes the children to Creepsville. Dad¶s place 3. Second home Part 4 1. At the tower where the children are going to spend the night. Park 3. Conclusion 1. 2. Mum¶s place where Claudia lives. Ship Part 2 1. 2. 3. Harwick¶s house 2. First home 2. Stella¶s home.Introduction 1. Mum¶s place. The porch where Callie pushes her bike 3. Part 1 1. In Richard Clayton Harwick¶s room where they find the journal.

Thus. It is a tale of a boy who of many years ago learned what it was like to have a truly wicked stepfather. and then expect them to just adjust and be happy. To determine the tone of a story. she is unfriendly towards Stella. It turns out eventually that they all have step parents. In that stormy night. Anne Fine. Richard Clayton Harwick¶s long hidden journal provides an inner tale that triggers off. the reader must examine the language the author uses and decide what effect the author¶s diction and syntax creates. It¶s not all happy endings h ere. some just plain wrong and so they tell each other their stories. characters. Five children are stranded together for the night in a tower of creepy. It is told through the eyes of the author. the author recognizes and validates the anger many children feel when the adults who should be caring for them cause their lives to spin out of control.  The introduction of the story is written in the third person¶s point of view. All the other parts are told in the first person¶s view. each of the stories of the listening children. some kind. dark old Harwick Hall. Their stories are powerful and intensely moving tales of children struggling with change and shifting family conditions Claudia¶s story shows things well on the way to a happy ending. but it does have the taste of reality. Synopsis This novel is a tale that is both funny and moving. After listening to Richard¶s story. narrator. Finally. It is through the narrator¶s perspective that readers learn what is happening in a story. Point of View Point of view is the perspective from which a story is told. subject and even readers of the story. each of the five tells his or her own. Stella. some bad. The author creates a narrator to tell the story.We must try to accept things the way they are and make the best out of it. Tone and Mood Tone refers to the author¶s attitude or position toward the action. the children uncover the story of Richard Clayton Harwick which is very disturbing. but the rest of the book (which was the children telling stories) was written in a very life-like way. one by one. as if it really was young children speaking. Claudia feels disloyal to her mum whenever she has a good time with her father and his new girlfriend. in front of her Dad¶s . In this novel. Language and Style It was quite chilling at first.

but through the act of telling. Both Mum and Roy are committed with each other just because of Dumpa. stepsisters. She has to deal with two really irritating stepsisters and father who pretends he doesn¶t notice how difficult things are for her.friends who are rude to Stella. we can see that he is anxiously waiting for his little half sister or half brother to be born. Colin loves his stepfather. She hates to go over her dad¶s house twice in a month.Towards the end. Plot The plot of a novel comprises of the series of events that make up the story. but hasn¶t seen him for five years. Pixie has to deal with two really irritating sisters. Callie moves out to her Dad¶s place and that solves the problem Each of their stories is different. Callie find that their half sister. though merry. and is obsessively determined to find him. is as complicated as a maze. so his parents develop a lunchbox system: the Dumbo lunchbox means Dad¶s house after school. Eventually. Ralph¶s story. One of her step sisters teaches her mathematics and in return she tells ghost stories. Pixie discovers that her stepmother and stepsisters aren¶t any happier about the situation than she is. she compliments Stella and makes everyone notice the lady.Soon. The arguments are mainly due to Callie. It shows the arrangement of ideas and / or incidents that make up a story. Both their Mum and stepfather. and in her attempt to create a new life for herself does not see that Colin has been torn from a man he loves. and through the responses of the other children. their three year old son. Callie never seems to see eye to eye with Roy. Roy keep on arguing. Robbo and his sister. the Mickey Mouse one directs him to his mother¶s. He has three stepmothers to deal with. Ralph cannot keep track of which parent¶s house he should go to after school each day. half brother and half sisters to accept in his life. All of them are different in their ways. Colin¶s story is moving. Dumpa is the problem. In addition. Climax ± turning point . Colin¶s mother leaves the only father Colin has known. a man she lived with for many years. She feels that everyone is pretending to be in a happy family when thay are actually not. each one learns more about his or her life. It shows the events and thoughts which make up the novel¶s basic structure. He had someone he thought of as his father and now he misses him so badly that it hurts. he has a lot of stepbrothers. Colin¶s seems the saddest. She learns to adapt to the situation.

dark old Harwick Hall. Charlotte. five children are thrown together in a creepy tower. Rising Action They explore the tower Climax The discover Richard Clayton Harwick¶s room which is in a t ower off the tower. Climax Richard left home as he was not happy with the situation. Coldstone who was a cruel man. Falling Action Richard found the note on the captain¶s table. She married Mr. (Richard Harwick¶s Story) Exposition Richard¶s father had fever and eventually he died. He realized that his mother was searching for him. Falling Action The find the long hidden journal that belongs to Richard Clayton Harwick. . Charlotte reveals all the difficulties they had had to undergo. In the letter.Rising Action ± problems and conflicts are revealed Exposition ± characters and setting are revealed. He returns home and finds a letter written by his sister. He realized that his family was looking for him. Rising Action Richard¶s mother remarried. Falling Action ± resolutions to conflicts solved Resolution ± final outcome Introduction Exposition One stormy night. Resolution They decide to read the journal as they never get the chance to peep into other people¶s life.

. Claudia excuses herself politely to be in her room during the dinner. Climax Colin¶s mum leaves the house and moves to another place. He even pretends to talk to him. He calls him µDad´ Rising Action Colin and his dad spend a lot of time together. Climax Wearing the green pyjamas given by Stella. Resolution He waits for the day when he will be able to find his dad. she parades and makes a grand appearance at the party. Resolution Claudia is happy for Stella.Resolution He has to make a decision whether he should leave again. (Colin¶s Story) Exposition Colin lives with his mum and a man he assumes to be his father. Claudia is sent to Stella¶s house all of a sudden and on that day Dad and Stella are having a party. (Claudia¶s story) Exposition Claudia¶s Mum and Dad quarrel a lot Rising Action Dad leaves the house to stay with Granny and later moves to Stella¶s. Falling Action Everyone starts noticing Stella and make a conversation with her. She finds a job at a canteen Falling Action Colin misses his dad very much. His dad walks him to and fro from school and takes him to the park. Colin loves his dad very much. She informs Stella that she likes the pyjamas.

(Ralph¶s Story) Exposition Ralph has a big family. Resolution With the help of Mum. He has three stepmothers to deal with. Stepmother number three is pregnant Falling Action He plans to help Flora to take care of his half sister or half brother. he sorts out the baby¶s clothes. Rising Action He manages to tolerate all of them Climax Flora. . their stepfather. Frequent quarrels are seen in the house. (Pixie¶s Story) Exposition Pixie goes over her father¶s place twice in a month Rising Action Pixie hates her stepsisters¶ habits Climax Hetty moves in Pixie¶s room Falling Action Pixie and Lucy tells each other their feelings Resolution Pixie learns to adapt to the situation (Robbo¶s Story) Exposition Robbo¶s parents have splited up long ago Rising Action His sister Callie hates Roy.

The message is not about solving the problems. Characters The group of school-children are the main characters in this novel. Colin. Several of the stories are quite poignant. All pain eventually heals and we have the power to change things for the better.Climax Roy is very adamant and refuses to speak or do things for the step children as before Falling Action Callie decides to move to Dad¶s place. but about simply dealing with them. Each one has a difficult time at home. stepsisters. It is the idea or point of a story formulat ed as a generalization. in fact. and Claudia. Theme Theme refers to the central idea in the story. Pixie and Robbo. as part of a school trip. one for their mother¶s home and one for their father¶s home. Plot summary A group of children are spending the night in the creepy Old Harwick Hall. Each child comes from a divorced family. and they suddenly find themselves coming closer together and discovering why they were put in a group with each other. Colin. when they discover that they each had two different addresses on their permission slips. or evil step-fathers. It uncovers many mysterious questions. They are all different. Conclusion The children feel proud to relate their stories. or blood related siblings. There are many themes in the novel. . Ralph. with divorced parents. It is the main message that is more global in scope. one is funny. and none reach a final resolution by the end±one. They each in turn tell each other about how their parents broke up. At least one of their parents has married again. The children are Claudia. but find out they are linked in some way. Ralph.  a. They are all wondering why they are put together. They are placed into certain groups. Some children have to deal with either stepbrothers. and to realize (along with readers) that they are not alone. Resolution Mum helps to set up Dad¶s home so that it would be comfortable for Callie. But all of the children have had a chance to express what they¶re feeling. but throughout the night they discover a secret that the old mansion has kept hidden for years. is left hanging rather ominously. Everyone¶s story is different. None of the group members are really best friends. Pixie and Robbo find themselves together.

c.   b. Granny¶s house 3. Part 1 1. Adults should look around them and listen Setting The setting provides the background of the story. Second home Part 4 1. Moredanger School 3. Part 3 1. The streets where they go to buy bread and mint sauce Part 5 1. Introduction 1. It also refers to the time of the event. In the bus that takes the children to Creepsville. Sheer determination of a child can give strength and purpose. Harwick¶s house 2. Mum¶s place where Claudia lives. Stella¶s home. Mum¶s place 2. 3. 2. First home 2. Dad¶s place Part 6 . At the tower where the children are going to spend the night. In Richard Clayton Harwick¶s room where they find the journal. Ship Part 2 1. Park 3. Dad¶s place 3. 2. Children lack choices and real opportunity to speak frankly and openly about their feelings and situations to the adults around them d. It refers to the place where a particular event takes place.

2. The introduction of the story is written in the third person¶s point of view. It is told through the eyes of the author. the reader must examine the language the author uses and decide what effect the author¶s diction and syntax creates. It tur ns out . dark old Harwick Hall. characters. The author creates a narrator to tell the story. as if it really was young children speaking. Tone and Mood Tone refers to the author¶s attitude or position toward the action. Language and Style It was quite chilling at first. Synopsis This novel is a tale that is both funny and moving. In this novel.1. each of the stories of the listening children. Five children are stranded together for the night in a tower of creepy. the children uncover the story of Richard Clayton Harwick which is very disturbing. and then expect them to just adjust and be happy. but the rest of the book (which was the children telling stories) was written in a very life-like way. It¶s not all happy endings here. The porch where Callie pushes her bike 3. Point of View Point of view is the perspective from which a story is told. but it does have the taste of reality. Outside the house when Roy cleans the shed. All the other parts are told in the first person¶s view. Mum¶s place. one by one. It is through the narrator¶s perspective that readers learn what is happening in a story. the author recognizes and validates the anger many children feel when the adults who should be caring for them cause their lives to spin out of control. The tower Moral Values  Do not look down on others  Do not give up easily when we are faced with problems  We must try to accept things the way they are and make the best out of it. narrator. Conclusion 1. Richard Clayton Harwick¶s long hidden journal provides an inner tale that triggers off. In that stormy night. Anne Fine. subject and even readers of the story. To determine the tone of a story. It is a tale of a boy who of many years ago learned what it was like to have a truly wicked stepfather.

some just plain wrong and so they tell each other their stories. She hates to go over her dad¶s house twice in a month. and is obsessively determined to find him. Ralph cannot keep track of which parent¶s house he should go to after school each day. so his parents develop a lunchbox system: the Dumbo lunchbox means Dad¶s house after school. each of the five tells his or her own. Colin¶s story is moving. Colin¶s mother leaves the only father Colin has known. Both Mum and Roy are committed with each other just because of Dumpa. Callie moves out to her Dad¶s place and that so lves the problem . Claudia feels disloyal to her mum whenever she has a good time with her father and his new girlfriend. He had someone he thoug ht of as his father and now he misses him so badly that it hurts. but hasn¶t seen him for five years. She has to deal with two really irritating stepsisters and father who pretends he doesn¶t notice how difficult things are for her. All of them are different in their ways. she is unfriendly towards Stella. Finally.Towards the end. Stella. Robbo and his sister. some kind. half brother and half sisters to accept in his life. she compliments Stella and makes everyone notice the lady. is as complicated as a maze. he has a lot of stepbrothers. Callie find that their half sister. we can see that he is anxiously waiting for his little half sister or half brother to be born. Ralph¶s story. The arguments are mainly due to Callie. their three year old son. Colin loves his stepfather. a man she lived with for many years. Colin¶s seems the saddest.eventually that they all have step parents.Soon. Roy keep on arguing. After listening to Richard¶s story. Eventually. Both their Mum and stepfather. Callie never seems to see eye to eye with Roy. and in her attempt to create a new life for herself does not see that Colin has been torn from a man he loves. some bad. stepsisters. in front of her Dad¶s friends who are rude to Stella. Their stories are powerful and intensely moving tales of children struggling with change and shifting family conditions Claudia¶s story shows things well on the way to a happy ending. He has three stepmothers to deal with. though merry. Pixie has to deal with two really irritating sisters. One of her step sisters teaches her mathematics and in return she tells ghost stories. Dumpa is the problem. Pixie discovers that her stepmother and stepsisters aren¶t any happier about the situation than she is. Thus. She feels that everyone is pretending to be in a happy family when thay are actually not. the Mickey Mouse one directs him to his mother¶s. She learns to adapt to the situation. In addition.

and through the responses of the other children. but through the act of telling. . It shows the arrangement of ideas and / or incidents that make up a story. five children are thrown together in a creepy tower. (Richard Harwick¶s Story) Exposition Richard¶s father had fever and eventually he died. Climax ± turning point Rising Action ± problems and conflicts are revealed Exposition ± characters and setting are revealed. Falling Action ± resolutions to conflicts solved Resolution ± final outcome Introduction Exposition One stormy night. Rising Action They explore the tower Climax The discover Richard Clayton Harwick¶s room which is in a tower off the tower. dark old Harwick Hall. She married Mr. Falling Action The find the long hidden journal that belongs to Richard Clayton Harwick. It shows the events and thoughts which make up the novel¶s basic structure. Rising Action Richard¶s mother remarried. Plot The plot of a novel comprises of the series of events that make up the story.Each of their stories is different. each one learns more about his or her life. Resolution They decide to read the journal as they never get the chance to peep into other people¶s life. Coldstone who was a cruel man.

Colin loves his dad very much. In the letter.Climax Richard left home as he was not happy with the situation. Resolution Claudia is happy for Stella. He realized that his family was looking for him. Resolution He has to make a decision whether he should leave again. Claudia is sent to Stella¶s house all of a sudden and on that day Dad and Stella are having a party. His dad walks him to and fro from school and takes him to the park. He realized that his mother was searching for him. He returns home and finds a letter written by his sister. (Claudia¶s story) Exposition Claudia¶s Mum and Dad quarrel a lot Rising Action Dad leaves the house to stay with Granny and later moves to Stella¶s. Claudia excuses herself politely to be in her room during the dinner. (Colin¶s Story) Exposition Colin lives with his mum and a man he assumes to be his father. He calls him µDad´ Rising Action Colin and his dad spend a lot of time together. She informs Stella that she likes the pyjamas. Charlotte. Falling Action Richard found the note on the captain¶s table. she parades and makes a grand appearance at the party. Climax Wearing the green pyjamas given by Stella. Charlotte reveals all the difficulties they had had to undergo. . Falling Action Everyone starts noticing Stella and make a conversation with her.

(Ralph¶s Story) Exposition Ralph has a big family. Resolution With the help of Mum. (Pixie¶s Story) Exposition Pixie goes over her father¶s place twice in a month Rising Action Pixie hates her stepsisters¶ habits Climax Hetty moves in Pixie¶s room Falling Action Pixie and Lucy tells each other their feelings Resolution . Rising Action He manages to tolerate all of them Climax Flora. She finds a job at a canteen Falling Action Colin misses his dad very much.Climax Colin¶s mum leaves the house and moves to another place. he sorts out the baby¶s clothes. Stepmother number three is pregnant Falling Action He plans to help Flora to take care of his half sister or half brother. He has three stepmothers to deal with. He even pretends to talk to him. Resolution He waits for the day when he will be able to find his dad.

Some children have to deal with either stepbrothers. or evil step-fathers. Characters The group of school-children are the main characters in this novel. At least one of their parents has married again. as part of a school trip. Frequent quarrels are seen in the house. It uncovers many mysterious questions. Conclusion The children feel proud to relate their stories. Plot summary A group of children are spending the night in the creepy Old Harwick Hall. But all of the children have had a chance to express what they¶re feeling. with divorced parents. but throughout the night they discover a secret that the old mansion has kept hidden for years. and none reach a final resolution by the end±one. Everyone¶s story is different. They are all wondering why they are put together. and Claudia. Ralph.Pixie learns to adapt to the situation (Robbo¶s Story) Exposition Robbo¶s parents have splited up long ago Rising Action His sister Callie hates Roy. and to realize (along with readers) that they are not alone. Each child comes from a divorced family. Colin. is left hanging rather ominously. one for their mother¶s home and one for their father¶s home. Resolution Mum helps to set up Dad¶s home so that it would be comfortable for Callie. The message is not about solving the problems. stepsisters. Pixie and Robbo find themselves together. but about simply dealing with them. their stepfather. They are placed into certain groups. one is funny. The children are . Each one has a difficult time at home. or blood related siblings. None of the group members are really best friends. in fact. when they discover that they each had two different addresses on their permission slips. and they suddenly find themselves coming closer together and discovering why they were put in a group with each other. They each in turn tell each other about how their parents broke up. Climax Roy is very adamant and refuses to speak or do things for the step children as before Falling Action Callie decides to move to Dad¶s place. Several of the stories are quite poignant.

Adults should look around them and listen Setting The setting provides the background of the story.Claudia. Granny¶s house 3. Ralph. At the tower where the children are going to spend the night. They are all different. It is the main message that is more global in scope. but find out they are linked in some way. First home 2. Part 1 1. Moredanger School 3. It also refers to the time of the event. Mum¶s place where Claudia lives. Stella¶s home. b. c. Colin. In Richard Clayton Harwick¶s room where they find the journal. Ship Part 2 1. 2. Sheer determination of a child can give strength and purpose. 2. Harwick¶s house 2. All pain eventually heals and we have the power to change things for the better. Second home . Pixie and Robbo. It is the idea or point of a story formulated as a generalization. There are many themes in the novel.     a. It refers to the place where a particular event takes place. Park 3. 3. Children lack choices and real opportunity to speak frankly and openly about their feelings and situations to the adults around them d. Introduction 1. Theme Theme refers to the central idea in the story. Part 3 1. In the bus that takes the children to Creepsville.

but it does have the taste of reality. It is through the narrator¶s perspective that readers learn what is happening in a story. Mum¶s place 2. The streets where they go to buy bread and mint sauce Part 5 1. Dad¶s place 3. and then expect them to just adjust and be happy. narrator. the reader must examine the language the author uses and decide what effect the author¶s diction and syntax creates. To determine the tone of a story. Conclusion 1. Point of View Point of view is the perspective from which a story is told. 2. The tower Moral Values  Do not look down on others  Do not give up easily when we are faced with problems  We must try to accept things the way they are and make the best out of it. Tone and Mood Tone refers to the author¶s attitude or position toward the action. In this novel. Language and Style It was quite chilling at first. The author creates a narrator to tell the story. The porch where Callie pushes her bike 3. but the rest of the book (which was the children telling stories) was written in a very life-like way.Part 4 1. Anne Fine. . characters. subject and even readers of the story. All the other parts are told in the first person¶s view. Mum¶s place. It is told through the eyes of the author. Outside the house when Roy cleans the shed. It¶s not all happy endings here. Dad¶s place Part 6 1. as if it really was young children speaking. The introduction of the story is written in the third person¶s point of view. the author recognizes and validates the anger many children feel when the adults who should be caring for them cause their lives to spin out of control.

Charlotte wrote him a letter. Suddenly. Nevertheless. . Charlotte realized that Richard hated his stepfather. When Richard asked if it was going to be today. Lucy the maid sat by Richard¶s bedside. Richard had decided to leave the three of them. It had been a long time since Richard had been home. His last words were ±³Obey your mother¶s wishes to the letter. He came across Reverend Coldstone but did not stop although he was asked to. He hated it there.but it was of no use. Richard asked George the gardener about his father. His mother tried her best to coax his father to eat something. Richard calls him Mr Digby. Charlotte married Charles Devere although she did not love him because he had money and was willing to spend it to look for Richard.STEP BY WICKED STEP (PART 2)Richard¶s Story The five children are waiting in an old house for the rest of their school group to arrive. Richard¶s StoryMaster Richard¶s father had a fever. Mr Digby did not answer him but hugged him hard instead. He dashed as fast as he could. They come across an old manuscript written by a boy who ran away when his mother remarried after his father¶s death. This would be the only letter from her. Charlotte denied it and advised him not to accuse Mr Coldstone as the murderer when their father died of fever. He found out that his mother and stepfather had died. Richard studied at Mordanger school. Twice his ship stopped at his hometown and he visited his home only to stand like a trespasser. Little Charlotte called out to Richard and told him that Papa wanted to see him. he saw a note on the Captain¶s table. Now he was home.she placed her finger on his lips and said ³Hush! Don¶t even speak of it. he refered to him as the µblack bat¶. Richard wrote in his diary that he worked in a ship. His father asked him to be good to his mother and sister. Charlotte wrote that things had been difficult as their mother spent a lot of money looking for him and they all suffered Mr Coldstone¶s anger. His mother was waiting at the doorway and reminded him not to cry.¶ At the chapel. Richard heard him say -³When you are mine«´. Whenever he wrote about Mr Coldstone. In the letter. The reverend was angry. Mr. Coldstone consoled his mother. Richard accuses that Charlotte had forgotten about their father.

Claudia had a separate Christmas. Claudia overheard the name ³Stella´. her Dad was gone to Granny¶s house. she was introduced to Stella who was just plain and mousy. As for Claudia and Stella.STEP BY WICKED STEP(PART 3) Claudia¶s Story Claudia¶s Story: Green Pyjamas Claudia¶s Mum and Dad quarreled a lot. Claudia was sent there for the day. everyone started noticing Stella. Stella stayed out of it. Shreela. The guests spoke about everything except about Mum. After talking to her friend. Claudia thought her mum was a whole lot better -looking than Stella. She wanted things back the way they used to be. Finally. She missed her Dad so much. unable to stand the treatment Stella was getting. Stella or Claudia. Stel la was relieved. Dad. made a grand appe arance at the party and thanked Stella for the beautiful pyjamas she had brought for her. Claudia decided to eavesdrop. She sat beside the fern and listen to everything the adults downstairs were talking. Claudia stopped blaming Stella. change electric plugs and how to skate. Dad usually met Claudia at Granny¶s. she excused herself from the party and stayed in her room. they quarreled and the next day . Politely. Dad and Stella arranged a party for their friends. Dad moved out of Granny¶s house straight into with Stella. Claudia found that very rude as her Mum was not there. Claudia met her Dad off and on. Out of curiosity. Claudia was rude when they went for a walk. Later. Those moments she would be thinking of her mum doing the house chores. Once back. She only made some light conversation with Claudia like asking about her friends and school. Claudia. The times spent with her Dad kept flooding back. She wore the green pyjamas given by Stella as it was the exact shade of green of the giant fern.One day. this was the starting point. . Her Mum and even Granny had a row with Dad. he dropped by for tea. Nobody praised Stella for the food nor even spoke to her.Stella would teach Claudia how to quilt. For the first time. However. read maps.

Colin¶s mum took him and moved away. Mum found a job at a canteen. His friend Ralph consoled him by saying that someday Colin will find his dad. He pretended that his dad was there.The Bluebird of Happiness. He would stay awake for hours talking to his dad.his dad used to talk to him and remembered names of his friends and teachers. He then wrote a letter to his dad. he used to swing as high as the bar. Collie. Colin would take the tobacco tin out of the toe of his boot and put it under his pillow. He realized later that his mother did not leave any clues for his dad to follow. It happened when Colin¶s father had gone to spend a day with his sister. His dad used to roll his own cigarettes out of tobacco in a tin. He did not bother to tell her because she wouldn¶t have liked it. he realized that his mum had thrown away his boots. His mother did give him a hint about his father not having a proper job. Colin was not happy . His dad has dark hair with some grey patches around his ears. Every night. Colin asked his mother many times about his dad. eight months and seven days and Colin still remembers hit dad. He compared her with his dad. Sonny-boy. he says that he is saving the words till he finds his dad. He has thought of him as his biological father all the while. The boots were too small for him but she did not know that there was a tobacco tin hidden in there. But there was no reply. Then. he swings back in such a way that his dad would call him ±The Bluebird of Happiness. Then one day when he returned home from school.perhaps someday when he has enough money. he would hum his favourite song which was also his dad¶s favourite. Mum was too busy to listen to him. Then.STEP BY WICKED STEP (PART4) Colin¶s Story: The Bluebird of HappinessColin describes his stepfather whom he calls dad. At the park. She would be busy doing household chores when she came home. Colin¶s mum works in a shop. Colin hums slowly and when asked to sing.Col. His dad got him his tea and took him to the park. Then they went off. Colin also tries to save mo neyhe does three paper rounds. Two friends of his mum came with a van and packed ever ything. His dad walks him to school and back. It was his favourite song. It has been five years. He wanted to know when his dad will come home. His dad calls him by many nick names. Mr Bluebird. Buster. he thought his dad will join them later.school mates would snigger when he did not understand things. At first. He secretly writes his dad¶s name and his old address on the forms at school. His dad looks like him. He will not try to look for his dad now . . Colin said that it was as if his mother thought that whatever is happening is actually happening only to her.

His mum or his step dad. two half-brothers. However. She loved to read out her star sign forecast in the mornings and again in the evenings. On the other hand. W ednesdays and Fridays. Finally Janet left. They boys ate three large loaves and before they came home. Janet was busy rushing her children to the doctors. they went to the shops. one stepfather. Edward and George hated this. Howard sends him. Tom. one half-sister. Tom and Ann could get along with Ralph but not Joe and Dou g. he goes straight to his Mum¶s place. D for Dumbo and Dad. one stepsister.three stepmothers. The poor boys were starving to death. At times. Annabel was annoyed and blamed them to be cruel as Brandy did not have room to breathe. Dad kept fixing up work trips on the days the . stepmother No. The only problem was she never left the boys alone with their dad. Janet could draw up proper schedule and Mum hardly bothered as she found Janet was easy to deal with. Annabel insisted in baking. When Annabel left it on the table. The boys liked Annabel. Ralph¶s cat was sent over as their Mum was varnishing the hall. Annabel went mad. Brandy lifted its paw and patted the dough. If he is lost. The three boys took Brandy in a cage. Edward had made it from a broken milk bottle crate and bits of wire. she even tried to look at Edward and George to tell their aura. 1. Then. three stepbrothers. they brushed away the crumbs. On Tuesdays. he has to look at his lunch box to confirm his destination. However. Ralph knew he could pick up rules in no time if he was ever anywhere. Living in a big family is no joke. Dad tried to stick up for Brandy. In the end. dentist and school. Dad and Annabel spent all their time kissing and cuddling. After school on Mondays and Thursdays. Dad liked it. their dad would not feel embarrassed. he goes directly to Dad¶s place. Yet. Brandy. She disapproved of coffee. the boys would deny anything she said. Due to the rules. two step-grandmothers and a step-grandfather. So the boys had to drink Dandelion tea every morning.STEP BY WICKED STEP (PART 5) Ralph¶s Story: A Tale of Three Stepmothers Ralph has two brothers. Mum and Howard though Janet was wonderful. Janet¶s own children. he will be lost not knowing where to go. Joe and Doug and Ann moved in with the three boys. So. She got fed up with Mum and Dad as they were taking advantage of her. Dad then focused his attention on Janet. Dad was praising of how the dough had risen. M for Mickey Mouse and Mum. The spell between Annabel and Dad was broken. Next. Dad distracted her by pointing out that they were out of bread. One day. Brandy leapt up on the table and sniffed the dough. Annabel was always on a diet. who was more keen on rules. Brandy curled himself comfortably into the dough. Edward and George are his brothers. Annabel ran off with someone and Dad searched high and low to get the divorce papers signed. Sometimes. The lunchboxes help. The boys did not miss her as she was more of dad¶s girlfriend than a real stepmother. Edward and George did not mind as they were able to spend ample time with Dad.

Flora opened and enquired. . kiwi fruits. it was only for a short period of time. Stepmother Number 3. Unfortunately. Flora would settle in with this family. The others usually teased Ralph. Janet left. Ralph thought she was wonderful although she did all sorts of terrible things to him. When he rang the bell. Dad was looking into the wallet. Flora blew her top as she did want to be a nanny. Flora was pregnant and she ate only mint sauce sandwiches. Flora was cool and told him not to dump the children on her before checking her schedule. Mum started sneaking Victor¶s romper suit hoping that Janet would come across them and get the stains out before sending them back. Flora was dumping treats like strawberries. She took Ralph out for a Chi nese Dinner and to watch a film. He told Janet that she had four children and another three would not make any difference. Dad was furious and scolded Flora. waffles. At that time. Edward met her lying on Dad¶s patio with hardly any clothes on. So. came into the picture. She did not know how and Ralph decided to help her out. Flora. Most probably.boys were there. Ralph introduced himself. The boys had a wonderful time after that. She had the cheek to tell Edward to cover up as she was enjoying the sun. George met Flora when they went shopping. Bel gian chocolates into the trolley. gloomily. Then she met some friends and went to a coffee bar. Ralph informed his Dad of their whereabouts. Ralph went the next day. Ralph was worried that his half sister or half brother would not be well taken care off by Flora.

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