I really enjoy Eva Ibbotson's stories. There is always adventure and humor and the bad guys generally get taught a lesson about their horrible behavior. The Abominables has all of those characteristics. Con and Ellen are brave children who embark on a risky journey to help their friends, the Yetis, reach a safe home. Along the way from the Himalayas to Farlingham Towers in England, they meet all sorts of people - evil zoo keepers, greedy sultans, kindly monks, matadors, and evil hunters. Each challenge causes them to use all their intelligence and bravery to overcome danger and continue on to their goal.
If you have read any of Eva's other books like The Great Ghost Rescue you know this is a story you will enjoy. If you haven't tried out her writing yet, why not start with this one? After all, it's not often you get the chance to read about yodeling Yetis. (This was a previously unpublished book that was among her papers when she passed away in 2010.)
I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley. It will go on sale October 8, 2013.