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and#160;
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 A previously unpublished work from this favorite author, The Abominables follows a family of yetis who are forced, by tourism, to leave their home in the Himalayas and make their way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 Englandand#151;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, itand#8217;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 readersand#8217; 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

"The writing is skillful, precise, and frequently funny, and it offers an effective counterbalance to some of the storyand#8217;s more serious social criticism..."

--Bulletin of The Center for Childrenand#8217;s Books

"Readers will enjoy Ibbotson's final book."

--Library Media Connection

Synopsis:

After twelve-year-old Annika, a foundling living in late nineteenth-century Vienna, inherits a trunk of costume jewelry, a woman claiming to be her aristocratic mother arrives and takes her to live in a strangely decrepit mansion in Germany.

Synopsis:

In this award-winning novel, set in pre-World War I Vienna, a young servant girl learns that she is actually an aristocrat whose true home is an ancient castle. There, Annika discovers that all is not as it seems in the lives of her newfound family. Illustrations.

About the Author

Eva Ibbotson, born Maria Charlotte Michelle Wiesner (21 January 1925 - 20 October 2010), was an Austrian-born British novelist, known for her children's books. Some of her novels for adults have been successfully reissued for the young adult market in recent years. For the historical novel Journey to the River Sea (Macmillan, 2001), she won the Smarties Prize in category 9-11 years, garnered unusual commendation as runner up for the Guardian Prize, and made the Carnegie, Whitbread, and Blue Peter shortlists. She was a finalist for the 2010 Guardian Prize at the time of her death. Her last book, The Abominables, was one of eight books on the longlist for the same award in 2012.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142405826
Author:
Ibbotson, Eva
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Illustrator:
Hawkes, Kevin
Author:
Robinson, Fiona
Author:
Eva Ibbotson Estates Ltd
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Mystery and detective stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Mysteries / Detective
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Historical - Europe
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations throughout
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.5 x 1 in
Age Level:
09-12

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After twelve-year-old Annika, a foundling living in late nineteenth-century Vienna, inherits a trunk of costume jewelry, a woman claiming to be her aristocratic mother arrives and takes her to live in a strangely decrepit mansion in Germany.

"Synopsis" by , In this award-winning novel, set in pre-World War I Vienna, a young servant girl learns that she is actually an aristocrat whose true home is an ancient castle. There, Annika discovers that all is not as it seems in the lives of her newfound family. Illustrations.

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