Review: The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones by Will Mabbitt, Ross Collins (Illustrations)

The Book Wars

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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published June 2nd 2015 by Viking Books for Young Readers
Source: Publisher

The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones is about Mabel Jones who is kidnapped by pirates and forced to help the captain regain pieces of a key that he can use to unlock a treasure beyond imagining. The reason it is Mabel Jones who is kidnapped and not say the kid in the next house is because Mabel Jones commits a foul act that earns her a place among the ranks of the other pirates. I won’t tell you what this deed is but just know that it is appropriately gross and will delight younger kids who take pleasure in being socially incorrect.

The book is amusing and has a lot of action that is sure to keep children entertained. The reading level is appropriate for, I’d say, kids in grades 3-6. The book is reminiscent…

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