The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones (Hardcover)

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By Will Mabbitt, Ross Collins (Illustrator)
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This is book number 1 in the Mabel Jones series.


A funny fantasy-adventure series for fans of LEMONY SNICKET, NEIL GAIMAN, and CRESSIDA COWELL

Have you ever picked your nose? Have you ever picked your nose and EATEN IT? Have you ever picked your nose, eaten it, and, by doing so, opened a portal to a world run by PIRATES?

Mabel Jones has.

Kidnapped, Mabel is forced to serve aboard The Feroshus Maggot with the strangest crew you’ll ever meet. And the captain—an odious wolf named Idryss Ebenezer Split—won’t let her go until she helps the pirates uncover the treasure they seek. 

Mabel’s voyage takes her across the Greasy Pole of Certain Death, into the belly of a whale, and underground to a decrepit crypt. And she does it all…in pajamas!

Read on if you dare. You are promised a most unlikely adventure.

About the Author

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. The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones is his first book. Another one is coming soon.

Praise For…


"From the first few sentences, I knew I was in for a uniquely wild and witty ride. If Lewis Carroll were writing for Monty Python, I imagine it might look something like this." —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

"First in a series, this comical novel should become a readaloud favorite." —Publishers Weekly, starred review!

"A zany and twisted pirate tale . . . for readers transitioning into longer chapter books." —School Library Journal

"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

"Delightfully nasty, bonkers piratical fun. I laughed out loud!" —Robin Stevens, author of Murder is Bad Manners
Product Details
ISBN: 9780451471963
ISBN-10: 0451471962
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 2nd, 2015
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Mabel Jones