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.
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"Not as good at Which Witch"
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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