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

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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)
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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.
It's a cute collection about Mortimer the raven and Arabel, all their mishaps and heartwarming nonsense.
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.
a delight, a remant. 'To think I'll never see him digging for diamonds in the coal-scuttle any more!'
Another Aiken book that I loved when I was 8 or 9. I remember this as being very funny.
A wonderful read-aloud and the illustrations will bring out the laughs.
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Too young for HS
Meh. More mediocre children's lit.
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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.


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