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The School at the Chalet (Chalet School) (original: 1925; edição: 2005)

de Elinor M. Brent-Dyer

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Madge Bettany's plan to start a school in the mountains of the Austrian Tyrol is very exciting for her younger sister Joey - because Joey will be the first pupil.
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Título:The School at the Chalet (Chalet School)
Autores:Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
Informação:Girls Gone By (2005), Paperback
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From the opening pages of this novel, there's no escaping that it was written in the 1920s. The slang is an instant giveaway, and the ongoing casual racism throughout the book ensures that you never forget that this is children's fiction written for a now-distant generation of children. The page about the Romany people is particularly gasp-worthy. Enid Blyton's gypsies have nothing on Brent-Dyer's "religious" superstition!

The School at the Chalet suffers from first book in a series syndrome, in that it's very slow to get started. The initial discussion of the school is understandable, but then follows a boring account of three characters' tourist outings in Paris, which seems completely unnecessary and indulgent. The book picks up once the school is actually founded, though, and soon settles into a cozy pattern of anecdotal stories about the school's first few months.

One of the problems with The School at the Chalet, from a reader's point of view, is that the character focus is too wide. At times, it seems like Joey is intended as the protagonist, but the perspective flits from one character to another, which becomes very confusing, especially given the long list of unusual names and names that sound quite like each other – Grizel and Gisela are particularly easy to confuse. Few girls are given distinct personalities, which adds to the confusion. Joey is very likeable, although her health issues are forgotten for most of the book, and Grizel and Simone are also a little more three-dimensional than most of the characters, but one would hope that there is more development in later books – or at least more of an effort to focus on one or two of the school's students.

There is something to be enjoyed here for lovers of school stories, with several fun tropes being represented and the necessary level of unwitting homoeroticism. (Poor Simone has such a crush on Joey – or a "violent affection", as Brent-Dyer puts it.) The writing leaves a lot to be desired, however, and there's an overall attitude towards women and foreigners (running the full gamut from exoticism to demonisation) that is quite uncomfortable for a modern reader. And the final chapter? Well, that was just plain bizarre.

I wouldn't refuse to read more in this series, but I wouldn't rush to do so either.
  Tara_Calaby | Jun 22, 2020 |
A young woman with no parents, a brother abroad, and a sickly younger sister decides to open a boarding school for girls in the Austrian Tyrol. A little too heavy on the saccharine and too light on everything else for me. ( )
  electrascaife | Apr 17, 2019 |
This is the first in Brent-Dyer's long boarding school series. I read these when I was a little girl in India and I loved them. Going back to them decades later, I wondered how it would hold up. Answer: not that well. The jolly-hockey-sticks tone and dialogue feels more forced now (although it didn't then and probably didn't in the 1920s when it was written). And even though I read a cleaned-up version, the ethnocentrism and emphasis on cultural traits (rather than individual attributes) was discomfiting and at times cringe-inducing. The story is told in episodes which don't really hang together or build toward anything. On the plus side, the relationships are believable and so are the schoolgirls. As trips down nostalgia lane go, it's not bad, but I wouldn't recommend it to new readers. ( )
  Sunita_p | Oct 1, 2017 |
I've read this many times, both in hardback and paperback. Having recently acquired a hardback version for myself, I re-read it for the first time in over ten years, and very much enjoyed it. I

t's the first in a series of over 60 books, and introduces us to Madge, who starts a school for girls in Austria, and her young sister Joey. It seems quite dated now, yet the personalities of the people are realistic and the story quite exciting in places.

Re-read ten years later, and struck by what an excellent role model Madge would have been, and how forward-thinking and assertive she was, given that the book was first published in 1925.

Latest full review here: https://suesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2019/11/school-at-the-chalet-by-elinor-m-br... ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
The first in a long-running popular series of stories centered on an English girls school in the Alps. Plenty of drama and fun characters to keep modern young readers interested, I think, with a Nancy Drew-like feel. 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read. ( )
  debnance | Nov 2, 2014 |
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