Clearie, a one-hundred-year-old schoolhouse, is fed up.
For so long, he has helped children get educated but been rewarded only by their complaints about how much they hate school.
He longs to get away
His dream is to go to France, a country he has heard so much about in geography lessons over the years – but how could a schoolhouse possibly travel?
Eventually he comes up with a plan and enlists the help of two students, the Buggy twins: but not everything works out as he had hoped.
With an attic full of crazy crabs, led by the fearless Lancelot, his journey is less than enjoyable and, in his absence, the school system falls apart.
Will Clearie’s dreams come true and the children get their wish for schooldays to end forever? Or has everyone bitten off more than they can chew?