Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters (Hardcover)

The Jolly Regina

By Kara LaReau, Jen Hill (Illustrator)

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419721366, 176pp.

Publication Date: January 10, 2017

List Price: 14.95*
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About the Author

Kara LaReau was an editor at Candlewick until she became a full-time writer. She has published many acclaimed picture books for children, including Ugly Fish, Rabbit & Squirrel, Otto: The Boy Who Loved Cars, and the Geisel Award–winning chapter-book series the Infamous Ratsos. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.


Praise For Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters: The Jolly Regina

"LaReau serves her humor dry, adding some serious swashbuckling for good measure...Meanwhile Hill's pen-and-ink cartoons give the book precisely the right strange and silly tone."


"With dry humor and a touch of snark, this first book of a new series is a smart choice for readers who have mastered Bink & Gollie but aren't quite ready for Lemony Snicket."


"Filled with puns, intrigue, and ample evidence that women make excellent—and ruthless—pirates, it’s a promising introduction to the Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters series."


"Replete with puns, gags, and life lessons, this transgressive voyage may “ketch” fans of envelope pushers like Barry Yourgrau, Alan Katz, or Roald Dahl."


"Plenty of references to booty and poop decks make for easy humor, while more subtle comedy comes from the deadpan third-person narration."