Arabel's Raven
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Arabel's Raven (Arabel and Mortimer #1-3)

by
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  83 ratings  ·  9 reviews
The injured raven Arabel's father brings home can say only "Kaark" and "Nevermore" but he still manages to make great changes in the family's life. This collection contains the first three Arabel and Mortimer stories: Arabel's Raven / The Bread Bin / The Escaped Black Mamba and Other Things.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 1974)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Arabel's Raven, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Arabel's Raven

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 219)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Josie B.
I loved this as a kid; i think i enjoyed listening to it more as an adult. Sneha Mathan does an incredible job with the voices.
Erin Bell
Loved this book as a kid, decided to pick it up again for fun. Still love it. My only disappointment is that the Kindle edition I picked up had replaced all the British with American. For example, I remember that what Arabel and Chris were looking for in the last story was paraffin, not kerosene. Little details like that were disappointing, but all in all it was the same collection of stories I loved as a child.
Tasia
It's a cute collection about Mortimer the raven and Arabel, all their mishaps and heartwarming nonsense.
Lorna
We enjoyed listening to this as an audiobook, which was lovely with the British accent. Looking forward to getting the next Raven book to read--quite funny.
meg
a delight, a remant. 'To think I'll never see him digging for diamonds in the coal-scuttle any more!'
elissa
Another Aiken book that I loved when I was 8 or 9. I remember this as being very funny.
Nicole
A wonderful read-aloud and the illustrations will bring out the laughs.
Lois
Children's -
Too young for HS
Liz
Meh. More mediocre children's lit.
Jennifer Richardson
Jennifer Richardson marked it as to-read
Sep 16, 2014
Jess
Jess marked it as to-read
Sep 16, 2014
Karen
Karen marked it as to-read
Sep 15, 2014
Jessica
Jessica marked it as to-read
Sep 15, 2014
Eva
Eva marked it as to-read
Sep 08, 2014
Amie
Amie added it
Sep 07, 2014
Kristina
Kristina marked it as to-read
Aug 14, 2014
Sak Family
Sak Family marked it as to-read
Aug 10, 2014
Sandra
Sandra marked it as to-read
Aug 06, 2014
Rachel Chad
Rachel Chad marked it as to-read
Aug 04, 2014
Jf
Jf added it
Jul 30, 2014
Emily
Emily marked it as to-read
Jul 22, 2014
Kailey
Kailey added it
Jul 19, 2014
Ken
Ken added it
Jul 07, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
12075
Joan Delano Aiken was a much loved English writer who received the MBE for services to Children's Literature. Her most famous classic, THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE,has been celebrating its 50th Anniversary with the publication of three brand new editions of the book and a new AUDIO recorded by her daughter Lizza.

Follow THE JOAN AIKEN BLOG at http://joanaiken.wordpress.com/

Read NEWS & NEW PUB...more
More about Joan Aiken...
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (The Wolves Chronicles, #1) Black Hearts in Battersea (The Wolves Chronicles, #2) Nightbirds on Nantucket (The Wolves Chronicles, #3) Jane Fairfax Arabel's Raven (Arabel and Mortimer, #1)

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »