The Abominables

The Abominables

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Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
 
Renowned literary great Eva Ibbotson delivers a final novel in her classic, much-loved style. A previously unpublished work from this favorite author, The Abominables follows a family of yetis who are forced, by tourism, to leave their home in the Himalayas and make their way across Europe to a possible new home. Siblings Con and Ellen shepherd the yetis along their eventful journey, with the help of Perry, a good-natured truck driver. Through a mountain rescue in the Alps and a bullfight in Spain, the yetis at last find their way to an ancestral estate in England—only to come upon a club of voracious hunters who have set their sights on the most exotic prey of all: the Abominable Snowmen.
Briskly funny and full of incident, The Abominables is vintage Ibbotson. With unforgettable characters and thoughtful messages about the environment and advocacy, it’s a generous last gift to her many devoted fans.

Praise for The Abominables
STARRED REVIEWS
"A satiric farewell from a favorite author."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A memorable finale to a treasured body of work."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The novel is full of whimsy, charm, and sly humor. The yetis will tug at readers’ heartstrings and make them laugh. The writing is lean, witty, and subtle. Ibbotson manages to touch on ethical messages of human rights, advocacy, and environmentalism without being obvious."
--School Library Journal

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The writing is skillful, precise, and frequently funny, and it offers an effective counterbalance to some of the story’s more serious social criticism..."
--Bulletin of The Center for Children’s Books

"Readers will enjoy Ibbotson's final book."
--Library Media Connection

Baker & Taylor
A century after a yeti captures Lady Agatha Farlingham and takes her to a hidden valley to raise his motherless children, tourism threatens their peaceful existence and young Con and Ellen take these educated and civilized yetis across Europe to Lady Agatha's home in England.

Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781419707896
1419707892
Branch Call Number: J FICTION IBBOT...E
Characteristics: 258 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Robinson, Fiona 1965-- Illustrator

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ChristchurchLib Dec 29, 2013

"After young Lady Agatha Farlingham is kidnapped by yetis on a trip through the Himalayas, she discovers that the supposedly "abominable" creatures are actually quite lovable. For years, Agatha lives happily with the family of yetis in their hidden valley, until rampant tourism forces them to abandon their home and make their way to Agatha's family estate. Can the innocent, quirky yetis survive the trip from Tibet to England without being discovered? Find out in his warm, witty, fast-paced fantasy that's just right for Roald Dahl fans." Kids' Books December 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=716254

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JamieA
Nov 25, 2013

very funny if you liked this you should read which witch.

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May 18, 2014

a girl gets kidnapped by a yeti

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