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

Other Editions of This Title:
MP3 CD (1/10/2017)

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."

— Kirkus

"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."

— School Library Connection

"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."

— Publishers Weekly

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

— Booklist

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

— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books