Title: The Abominables
Author: Eva Ibbotson
SF J IBBOTSON
A century after a yeti captures Lady Agatha Farlingham and takes her to a hidden valley to raise his motherless children, tourism threatens their peaceful existence and young Con and Ellen take these educated and civilized yetis across Europe to Lady Agatha’s home in England.
Briskly funny and full of incident, The Abominables is vintage Ibbotson. With unforgettable characters and thoughtful messages about the environment and advocacy, it’s a generous last gift to her many devoted fans.
Praise for The Abominables
“A satiric farewell from a favorite author.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“A memorable finale to a treasured body of work.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“The novel is full of whimsy, charm, and sly humor. The yetis will tug at readers’ heartstrings and make them laugh. The writing is lean, witty, and subtle. Ibbotson manages to touch on ethical messages of human rights, advocacy, and environmentalism without being obvious.”
—School Library Journal
“The writing is skillful, precise, and frequently funny, and it offers an effective counterbalance to some of the story’s more serious social criticism…”
—Bulletin of The Center for Children’s Books
“Readers will enjoy Ibbotson’s final book.”
—Library Media Connection