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"A Peculiar School" by J. Schlenker - IHIBRP 5-Star Book Review

A Fanciful Metaphysical Animal Adventure!

Overview: A fanciful metaphysical fantasy adventure containing plucky, unforgettable characters, punchy dialogue, and an insurmountable mission captivates readers in Author J. Schlenker’s, “A Peculiar School”—A story about Miss Ethel Peacock, who wants to start a school for all animals. Unfortunately, the owls—keepers of the sacred knowledge of the forest—are hiding something about her nature preserve home that could change everything.

Schlenker writes a compelling and provocative tale that takes readers on a mystical, magical journey through a fantasy world that very much reflects our own human world, but with a twist—In this story, the animals have the ability to communicate with each other, and independent animal cultures have developed that mimic human societies.

Through the eyes of one who wants to bring reform and education to her “people”, we follow Ms. Ethel Peacock as she negotiates with rich and poor alike with the aim of improving their overall lot. On nature preserves, in zoos, and in the wild, there are those who enjoy powerful and wealthy life-styles while others remain abandoned and homeless. But, no one seems to recognize that teaming up could be the key to resolving the perils that threaten all thier lives.

With its messages of tolerance, acceptance, inclusion, fairness, and overcoming the odds, “A Peculiar School” provides a colorful and meaningful socio-political message about our own modern society. It is an apt analogy of wild animals living lives that are in many ways quite similar to their human counterparts and is sure to become a reader favorite.

I highly recommend this charming, creative, and visionary novel for adults and teens alike. Educators would be well advised to consider Schlenker’s novel as accompanying literature for a high school or undergraduate class related to either social studies or politics.

Congratulations to the author on this award-winning story! This novel will be permanently featured on my website at under IHIBRP 5 Star Recommended Reads!

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