Panic seizes the country when three children are seized by a gang of kidnapping aunts. But far away, on a mysterious island, the children soon realize their strange captors are not like normal criminals. In fact, Aunts Coral, Etta and Myrtle are on a secret mission. And the children have been specially chosen to help them in an extraordinary, dangerous and magical adventure...
A hilarious, charming fantasy from bestselling author Eva Ibbotson, read by Susan Jameson.
©1999 Eva Ibbotson (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
Runner and mother of two from Hove, UK. Relies on good audiobooks to stop the kids from fighting in the car. Occasionally buys one for her.
I was expecting a rather more alternate reality to the one we got, based on the purchase of other books by Eva Ibbotson. This is a bit of a half way house; some real creatures, some not. Some unusual people, some not. It seems a bit more ploddy because of that - or maybe the eco message makes it feel that way.
Never the less, it does have a few really gripping set pieces in it. Just a bit too long in-between them.
My boys (aged 5 & 7) love the Great Ghost Rescue and Which Witch to bits. I don't think they will ask for this book to replayed over and over in quite the same way.
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