Fantastic Frankie and the Brain-Drain Machine by Anna Kemp
Simon and Schuster ISBN 9781847389367
'F' for Frankie, 'F' for Failure. When Frankie Blewitt's parents receive yet another school report not up to their expectations they decide to send him to boarding school. Although relieved to get away from his parents, he soon becomes aware of the weird goings-on at Crammar Grammar where the Headmaster plans to use his brain-drain machine on the pupils. Can Frankie be saved by his loving but crazy French nanny, Alphonsine? This is a hilarious action-packed story that will be devoured by boys and girls alike!