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The Abominables
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The Abominables (Paperback)

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A hundred years ago, in the Himalayan peaks of Nanvi Dar, the daughter

of an English earl is kidnapped by a huge hairy monster. In

a secret valley Agatha Farley is introduced to a family of motherless

yetis and devotes her life to their upbringing. She teaches

them to speak, tells them stories and insists on polite manners.

But as the decades pass, tourists come to the mountains, a hotel

is built and yeti-hunters arrive. Agatha knows that there is

one place in the world where they would be protected - her ancestral

home at Farley Towers. When a boy and his sister stumble upon

her hidden valley, she knows she has found the courageous people

who will carry out her plan.

The excited yetis are smuggled into the bridal suite at the hotel.

A freezer lorry is waiting to put them into semi-hibernation on

the long trip home. But the baby yak that has fallen in love with

the youngest yeti foils the refrigeration plan and they set off

on a hugely entertaining road trip half way across the world.

In the Sultan of Aslerfan's kingdom the yetis release all the animals

from his zoo. In the Alps they rescue a lost child in a blizzard.

In Spain, the yak creates chaos at a bullfight. But when

they arrive in England, a terrible shock awaits them at Farley


This early novel, never submitted for publication, contains all the

trademark qualities that made Eva's subsequent books so successful;

comedy, loveable and eccentric characters, perfectly-crafted

plotting, and inspiring themes of tolerance, kindness to animals,

and the defeat of cruelty.

Children'sFiction & true storiesAnimal storiesChildren'sFiction & true storiesFamily & home storiesChildren'sFiction & true storiesGeneral fictionChildren'sFiction & true storiesHumorous stories Publisher: Scholastic Publication Date: 02/05/2013 ISBN-13: 9781407133027  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Eva Ibbotson has long been a favorite of both children and adult readers on both sides of the Atlantic. Her novels include "The Secret of Platform 13," "Which Witch?," "The Great Ghost Rescue," "Island of the Aunt," "Dial-a-Ghost," and "Journey to the River Sea," which won the Smarties Prize. She died in 2010, in her home in Newcastle, England.

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