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The abominables
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The abominables

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781407133027

Publication Date: 6 May 2013

Subject: Children's novels

Suitable for: Primary

AR: 6.2 MY

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Two young children transport a family of Yetis to England when their guardian can no longer care for them.

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Two young children transport a family of Yetis to England when their guardian can no longer care for them.

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 Towers...

NOTE : 'Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2012 Longlist'

NOTE : Pie Corbett Reading Spine Year 3.

Contents

p1 Kidnap
p9 The trouble with yetis
p23 Footprints in the snow
p35 A plan
p51 The bridal suite
p73 Aslerfan
p93 The St Bernards of Feldenberg
p106 On death peak
p116 El magnifico
p130 Farley Towers
p143 The hunter's club
p162 Coldwater Straits
p172 The round-up
p185 The great yeti demonstration
p204 The attack
p215 Ambrose gives up
p225 Home

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Subject
Children's novels
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6 May 2013
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New in Paperback
ISBN
9781407133027
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Paperback
Pages
236
Width
129mm
Height
198mm
Weight
182g
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