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Description - More Arabel and Mortimer by Joan Aiken

Arabel and her notorious pet raven Mortimer make a welcome return to Penguin Random House Children's Books in a second collection of funny stories.

When Arabel's father, Ebenezer Jones, drives his taxi home late one night he comes across 'a large black bird, with a hairy fringe around its beak.' He takes it home and, from that moment on, life is never the same again for the Jones family. Arabel's raven is called Mortimer - and he's one in a million. 'Nevermore!' he cries when astonished or upset, 'Down the hatch' he thinks before gobbling bowler hats, stairs, telephones. He dislikes flying except in emergencies, and with disaster-prone Mortimer around there are plenty of those.There are 7 hilarious escapades in this collection, brought to life by Quentin Blake's wonderfully animated illustrations- THE MYSTERY OF MR JONES'S DISAPPEARING TAXI; MORTIMER'S PORTRAIT ON GLASS; MORTIMER'S CROSS; MORTIMER SAYS NOTHING; A CALL FROM THE JONESES; MR JONES'S REST CURE and ARABEL'S BIRTHDAY.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780241386668
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Puffin
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2019
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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