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Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book

Written by Will Mabbitt

Illustrated by Ross Collins

Part of the Mabel Jones Series

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LoveReading View on Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book

In a nutshell: the fate of the ‘hooman’ race in the hands of incorrigible nose-picker and pirate Mabel Jones  |   For daring adventures, desperate deeds, and decidedly nasty ends, look no further than the unlikely adventures of Mabel Jones. Two books back this young ‘hooman’ was snatched into the future, a world ruled by talking animals and press-ganged into piracy; can she now find out what brought about the end of her race, and possibly avert it? One thing we know, Mabel Jones isn’t scared of anything! Will Mabbit’s stories are triumphs of invention and originality, featuring not just a parade of the most extraordinary characters you’re likely to meet in fiction, but a narrator who can be relied upon to dash hopes of happy outcomes, but not much else. An absolute treat to read aloud, these will bring a touch of surprising, nutty fun to bedtimes.

There’s a touch of Mr Gum to the Mabel Jones adventures, while they’re also recommended for fans of Lemony Snicket. ~ Andrea Reece

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Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book Synopsis

Would you agree to go on a perilous TOP SECRET mission to save your best friend from the creaking gibbet? Mabel Jones is on her way to the city of Otom in search of the legendary Doomsday Book - an ancient document that might help her save the hooman race. But Otom is a dangerous place, packed with soldiers, spies and stinking rebels. Can Mabel escape with the book, or will she fall victim to the dreaded Grand Zhoul ...? 

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Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book Reader Reviews

Some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were lucky enough to read and review the first in the series, The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Faye Dawson, age 9 - 'I really enjoyed this story, because it was the perfect mix of adventure, excitement and mystery. I would recommend it to all children who have ever fancied being a pirate themselves.'
  • Georgie Docwra, age 9 - 'Thrilling, adventurous and made me lol (laugh out loud)!!'
  • Chloe, age 11 - 'This book was full of adventure. When Mabel is taken into a world without humans she meets new friends and faces dangerous quests. Can Mabel go back to her world? Find out in this book.'
  • Cora Willans, age 8 - 'A really good book. I enjoyed this book and would read it again.'

Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book Press Reviews

Praise for The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones

The irreverent wit plus fabulous embellishments by Ross Collins will swash your buckles Sunday Times

"Delightfully nasty, bonkers piratical fun. I laughed out loud on the Tube!" Robin Stevens, bestselling author of Murder Most Unladylike

"Think The Mighty Boosh for 8-year-olds with a dash of Lemony Snicket thrown in. Although Mabbitt has a voice all of his own." The Times

"Anarchic, adventurous and extremely funny, this is a fantastic debut at the younger end of middle-grade." The Bookseller

“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. Hints of Pinocchio, Peter Pan, and The Hobbit bubble beneath its fast-paced plot.” Jacqueline West, author of the New York Times bestselling series, The Books of Elsewhere

“Anarchic, adventurous and extremely funny, this is a fantastic debut at the younger end of middle-grade: think Mr Gum or the earlier How to Train Your Dragon books”. Fiona Noble, children’s reviewer for The Bookseller

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ISBN: 9780141362939
Publication date: 09/02/2017
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141362939
Publication date: 9th February 2017
Author: Will Mabbitt
Illustrator: Ross Collins
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks, Reviewed by Children

About Will Mabbitt

Will Mabbitt has an overactive imagination. It used to get him in trouble but now it's his job. His first book, The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award. He's achieved little of else note, preferring to spend his time loitering in graveyards. He can also be found wandering the streets of Brighton in a daze. He is probably having an idea. He lives with his family, in Lewes, on the south coast of England.

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