Freaks Ahoy, by Leigh Hobbs

One-eyed Eileen had been kept in after school. That’s how she found out her teacher’s secret. Scary Miss Schnorkel was really wimpy Miss Corker in disguise. One-Eyed Eileen couldn’t wait to tell her gang. It wasn’t going to be a secret for long.

When One-eyed Eileen discovers Miss Schnorkel’s secret, she is determined to unmask the teacher, and she expects the rest of 4F to help her. But then Miss Schnorkel takes the class on a field trip where they run into a boatload of teachers on long-service leave. In the chaos that follows, Miss Schnorkel knows just what to do, and 4F aren’t so sure about Eileen’s plans.

Freaks Ahoy picks up where the first book in the series, 4F for Freaks left off, both plot-wise and in terms of the level of fun. Author/illustrator Leigh Hobbs has an innate sense of what kids (and kids-at-heart) will enjoy, and renders it with an apparent simplicity which is really very complex.

The freakish pupils of 4F are bound to find a firm place in every reader’s heart.


Freaks Ahoy, by Leigh Hobbs
Allen & Unwin, 2007