Mabel Jones and the Forbidden City

Mabel Jones and the Forbidden City

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A funny fantasy-adventure series for fans of LEMONY SNICKET, NEIL GAIMAN, and CRESSIDA COWELL What do you do when you survive a pirate kidnapping, a milk-drinking contest with a giant grizzly bear, and a stint inside the belly of a whale? If you're Mabel Jones, you do everything you can to avoid another UNLIKELY ADVENTURE! But when Mabel's baby sister is plucked from her crib by an EVIL witch, Mabel has no choice but to follow both to the jungles of the Forbidden City. Joining a brand-new cast of characters--and a few familiar faces from The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones--Mabel races an arrogant fox, slays a ferocious millipede, and battles the diabolical witch. But is she prepared to make the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE to save her sister?
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 145 x 211 x 30mm | 408g
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0451471970
  • 9780451471970
  • 1,584,726

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PRAISE FOR MABEL JONES AND THE FORBIDDEN CITY "Mabel Jones is the ultimate in high adventure for readers who desire a fast paced, down and dirty, hold on-to-your-hat plot that grabs readers within the first chapter... A grand read-aloud."
--School Library Connection, STARRED REVIEW "The result is wordplay that dances and teases, making every page an act of high entertainment... If this is the future, count child fans in."
--Kirkus Reviews

PRAISE FOR THE UNLIKELY ADVENTURES OF MABEL JONES "First in a series, this comical novel should become a readaloud favorite."
--Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW "A little bit of Monty Python, a touch of Capt. Jack Sparrow . . . This high-spirited, pirate-tastic romp is for kids who like their buccaneers a little on the wild side."
--Kirkus Reviews "From the first few sentences, I knew I was in for a uniquely wild and witty ride."
--Christopher Healy, author of the Hero's Guide series "A speedy, splashy, snort-out-loud lark... Clever and fun."
--Jacqueline West, author of the New York Times bestselling Books of Elsewhere series "Delightfully nasty, bonkers piratical fun. I laughed out loud!"
--Robin Stevens, author of Murder is Bad Manners
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About Will Mabbitt

Will Mabbitt writes. He writes in cafes, on trains, on the toilet, and sometimes in his head when his laptop runs out of power. He lives with his family somewhere in the south of England. Will is the author of The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones and Mabel Jones and the Forbidden City. A third book about Mabel is coming soon.
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166 ratings
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5 43% (71)
4 37% (62)
3 14% (23)
2 4% (6)
1 2% (4)
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