Title: The League of the Smallest Author: Clare Mallory Publisher: Girls Gone By Publishers Year: 2009 Condition: New
In The League of the Smallest Miss Brenneman, the new mistress at St Margaret’s, decides to re-arrange her gymnasium and sports classes in order of size with the smallest at the end; she does not realise what repercussions this would have in the school. Angela Daventry, the jolly, but until now irresponsible, leader of the Third Form and several of her friends who are a little small for their age, suddenly find themselves at a disadvantage, and form a league to help one another to ‘fame’ and to prove that the smallest are not necessarily of least consequence. How well they succeed comes as a surprise not only to everyone else at St Margaret’s but also to ‘The League of the Smallest’ themselves.
The GGBP edition comes with an introduction by Barbara Robertson, one of the few people with any knowledge of Clare Mallory, and who has done a huge amount of research in New Zealand on the author.