The Jolly Regina: The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters

Two sisters who avoid excitement at any cost are kidnapped by pirates, a swashbuckling romp ensues

By Kara LaReau Read by Rosalyn Landor Action and Adventure / Children’s Fiction / Humorous English, Unabridged 2h 41m Sell Sheet
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1 MP3 CDs January 10, 2017 $29.99 $19.99 9781520047232 Add to Cart
3 Audio CDs January 10, 2017 $39.99 $29.99 9781520047195 Add to Cart

Part 1 of the The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters series.

							In the spirit of A Series of Unfortunate Events and the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series, The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters will captivate middle-grade readers looking for humor, hijinks, and a swashbuckling good time. Meet Jaundice and Kale Bland, two sisters who avoid excitement at any cost. Together, they patiently await the return of their parents, who left on an errand years ago and have never returned. One day, the Bland sisters are kidnapped by an all-female band of pirates. They’re unwillingly swept into a high-seas romp that might just lead to solving the mystery of what happened to their parents. With Roald Dahl–esque wit, this new series is for readers who are looking for an anything-but-bland adventure.

"LaReau serves her humor dry, adding some serious swashbuckling for good measure...precisely the right strange and silly tone." - Kirkus Reviews

"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

"Kara LaReau's new series is Lemony Snicket for the younger set - with humor as snarky and pun filled but not as dark...Arghh, matey, 'tis real treasure." - AudioFile

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"A fun, witty romp that will engage clever tweens." - Booklist