The Abominables

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Author(s): Eva Ibbotson
Original Publish Date: Oct 08, 2013
Product Number: EB00597521
Released: Mar 19, 2015
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ISBN: #9781613125151
Publisher: Amulet Books
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Description

A  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 A previously unpublished work from this favorite author, The Abominables follows a family of yetis who are forced, by tourism, to leave their home in the Himalayas and make their way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 "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

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Eva Ibbotson
Narrator(s): Kate Locke
Product Number CP0307
Released: Apr 09, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490620954
eAudio
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Author(s): Eva Ibbotson
Narrator(s): Kate Locke
Product Number Z08392
Released: Apr 01, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490620961
Kit
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Class Set
Author(s): Eva Ibbotson
Narrator(s): Kate Locke
Product Number 3M0565
Released: Apr 15, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490622200
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Eva Ibbotson
Narrator(s): Kate Locke
Product Number 3E0599
Released: May 22, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490622217
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Eva Ibbotson
Narrator(s): Kate Locke
Product Number 3G0592
Released: May 21, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490622224
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Eva Ibbotson
Product Number 4T0612
Released: Jun 08, 2016
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ISBN: #9781490622231
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Eva Ibbotson
Product Number 160596
Released: Apr 15, 2014
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Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: #9781419707896

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