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Arabel, Mortimer and the Escaped Black Mamba

Written by Joan Aiken

Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Part of the Arabel and Mortimer Series

Arabel, Mortimer and the Escaped Black Mamba Synopsis

When Arabel and the raven Mortimer spend a fun-packed evening with their favourite babysitter, Chris Cross, they have no idea of the chaos they create in their wake. A reckless game of dressing up and hide and seek results in a big crash, a trumpet wedged onto Mortimer's head and a milk shortage. While Arabel, Mortimer and Chris are out replacing the milk, Arabel's parents return home to find the house empty and apparently ransacked. They fear the worst! Can it be that a black mamba has escaped from the zoo or has Arabel been kidnapped? Policemen, firemen and anxious ladies comb the streets in search of the missing trio, who are blissfully unaware of the chaos they have caused.

Arabel, Mortimer and the Escaped Black Mamba Press Reviews

Quentin Blake's signature style is absolutely spot-on for these stories, and the new covers bring the books right up-to-date for today's readers. Gentle, humorous and thoroughly enjoyable; perfect for children to follow the whole series. Listed in Children's Buyer's Guide 'Fiction 5-7 Years Paperback' category - 'Funny and outrageous stories about Arabel and Mortimer from Joan Aiken and Quentin Blake' Listed in Children's Buyer's Guide 'Fiction 5-7 Years Paperback' category - 'Funny and outrageous stories about Arabel and Mortimer from Joan Aiken and Quentin Blake' Quentin Blake's signature style is absolutely spot-on for these stories, and the new covers bring the books right up-to-date for today's readers. Gentle, humorous and thoroughly enjoyable; perfect for children to follow the whole series.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847806932
Publication date: 1st June 2015
Author: Joan Aiken
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 80 pages

About Joan Aiken

JOAN AIKEN, the daughter of the American poet and novelist Conrad Aiken, was an immensely popular and prolific author who wrote over a hundred novels for adults and children. The creator of the stories about Arabel and her pet raven Mortimer, originally written for the BBC's Jackanory series and which have been televised on the BBC, she also wrote wonderful, quirky novels, full of humour and the unexpected. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase won the 1964 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award and was made into a film. Joan Aiken was awarded an MBE for her services to children's literature in 1999. She died ...

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