• Imprint: Amulet Paperbacks
  • Publication Date: October 14, 2014
  • Price: $8.95
  • Trim Size: 5 12 x 7 58
  • ISBN: 978-1-4197-1215-9
  • EAN: 9781419712159
  • Page Count: 288
  • Illustrations: 50 black-and-white illustrations
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: North America
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Renowned literary great Eva Ibbotson delivers a final novel in her classic, much-loved style. A previously unpublished work from this favorite author, The Abominables follows a family of yetis who are forced, by tourism, to leave their home in the Himalayas and make their way across Europe to a possible new home. Siblings Con and Ellen shepherd the yetis along their eventful journey, with the help of Perry, a good-natured truck driver. Through a mountain rescue in the Alps and a bullfight in Spain, the yetis at last find their way to an ancestral estate in England—only to come upon a club of voracious hunters who have set their sights on the most exotic prey of all: the Abominable Snowmen.

Briskly funny and full of incident, The Abominables is vintage Ibbotson. With unforgettable characters and thoughtful messages about the environment and animal cruelty, it’s a generous last gift to her many devoted fans.

About the author

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 Aunts, Dial-a-Ghost, and Journey to the River Sea, which won the Smarties Prize. She died in 2010 at her home in Newcastle, England.